Chad Ochocinco made the highlight reels last night after showcasing his new found talents with the special teams unit. Late in the second quarter after a Cincinnati touchdown, he took the field as the kicker and knocked it right down main street to give the Bengals the point they needed to win 7-6. Another surprise came soon after when he kicked off to the 10 yard line following his field goal. ” ‘Esteban’ Ochocinco is back, the most interesting footballer in the world,” said Ochocinco. “Everyone has to remember, I’ve always said that soccer is my number 1 sport. I think Ronaldinho would be proud of me right now.”
All of the game action was supplied in the first half, knowing both teams were unable to put up any points in either of the remaining quarters. Tom Brady made his second appearance of the year and provided some solid play for the Patriots. He completed four passes for 57 yards in his short time out on the field. The real test passed when Brady was hit hard in two out of the 13 snaps he took. Both times he fell to the ground he was able to hop right up, ensuring the fact that his knee is 100 percent ready for the season ahead.
New England is set for two more preseason games against the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, before hosting the Buffalo Bills on September 14th for their regular season opener at Gillette Stadium.
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