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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes the football in the first half of an game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes the football in the first half of an game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
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This time last week, sports fans and commentators around New England were talking about the beginning of the end of the Tom Brady era — lamenting how old the 37-year-old star quarterback of the New England Patriots is.

But on Sunday, Brady and his teammates silenced many of those doubters. The New England Patriots trounced the Cincinnati Bengals, 43-17.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only a Game. He tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

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This segment aired on October 8, 2014.

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