Brady’s Homecoming: Pats and Bengals square off at 1 p.m.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WPRI) – Tom Brady returns to the Gillette Stadium turf for his first home game after serving his Deflategate suspension.

Brady returned to action last week on the road in Cleveland, where he threw for over 400 yards in a 33-13 drubbing of the winless Browns.

The 2-3 Cincinnatti Bengals will line up opposite Brady and the Patriots at 1 p.m. on WPRI 12. The Bengals have not won in New England since 1986 – the last time they visited, in 2014, they were blown out 43-17.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has put up good numbers but the Bengals third-down offense is 30th in the league – meanwhile, New England’s third-down defense ranks 27th.

Running back Brandon Bolden, linebacker Jamie Collins, and cornerback Cyrus Jones were among the Patriots’ inactives. Despite being listed Friday as  ‘questionable’ for the game, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman appear set to play.

The game’s on 12 Sunday at 1 p.m. on WPRI 12. Catch Eyewitness News at 6:30 p.m. after the game with a live report from Foxborough and game reaction from players and fans.

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