Defensive end Rob Ninkovich and linebacker Jerod Mayo appeared on Mut & Merloni on Monday to discuss the Patriots’ defensive performance in the team’s 13-6 loss to the Bengals.

New England lost its first game of the season on Sunday. Much of the consternation surrounded the offense, which failed to score a touchdown and accumulated just 248 yards, in addition to turning the ball over twice.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance with Dennis & Callahan on Monday to talk about Sunday’s 13-6 loss to the Bengals.

“It was just a day where we never really found any rhythm,” Brady said. “It seemed like every series we had a play that kind of knocked us backwards and got us off track. We just couldn’t string together enough good plays to get us in the end zone. I said after the game there’s very few games in the NFL where you can score six points and win.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday to talk Patriots and other news from around the NFL.

New England dropped its first game of the season Sunday as the Bengals defense stifled the Tom Brady-led offense in Cincinnati’s 13-6 win.

Fourth-and-2. It's a down and distance that has become all too familiar to Patriots fans who have used the term derisively ever since Bill Belichick bet on his offense from inside his own 30-yard line and lost. That, as you know, was in Indianapolis in 2009. And, as you also know, a lot has changed since then.



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Hey, Tom Brady: What did we learn on Sunday?

"You can’t kick two field goals and expect to win many games in the NFL," Brady said with a sigh after a 13-6 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati.



CINCINNATI — No one would blame perennial Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins if he had bad flashbacks to the Super Bowls against the Giants on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

CINCINNATI — Tom Brady wasn’t concerned about his streak of touchdown passes coming to an end at 52 games in a 13-6 loss to the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. He was more concerned with why it happened.

The Patriots suffered their first loss of the season Sunday against the Bengals, falling 13-6. In one of the uglier losses for the New England offense over the last several years, the Patriots’ last-ditch attempt to tie the game came up short with less than a minute to go when quarterback Tom Brady floated a pass toward the end zone that was picked off by Adam Jones.

CINCINNATI — Danny Amendola will finally make his return for the Patriots on Sunday as he has been cleared to play and is active for the game against the Bengals. Amendola has missed the last three games with a groin injury suffered in the season opener in Buffalo.

The Patriots announced Saturday night safety Tavon Wilson has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

The defensive back, who has developed into an important special teams cog, also offers depth at the safety position for New England, was ruled out because of a hamstring issue. The 23-year-old Wilson is a 6-foot, 215-pounder out of Illinois who has played in four games this season, but has yet to register a tackle on defense.