It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
August 20, 2009 - 8:37 pm
FOXBOROUGH - Only one person in all of the National Football League could have made a 7-6 preseason game in mid-August worth watching. Chad Ochocinco has been many things over the course of his nine year career with the Cincinnati Bengals . On Thursday night, he was part star receiver, part...
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August 20, 2009 - 5:49 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- With his successful extra point, Chad Ochocinco joins Doug Flutie and Wes Welker as the third non-kicker to convert a kick at Gillette Stadium .
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August 20, 2009 - 5:42 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots' backup QBs Kevin O'Connell and Brian Hoyer are getting good situational experience tonight against the Bengals. At the end of the first half, O'Connell guided the New England offense into field goal range, skillfully executing a nice sequence of plays in a two-minute drill...
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August 20, 2009 - 5:24 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- The Bengals just issued halftime quotes, which include Chad Ochocinco's take on his first-half kicking skills: "Esteban' Ochocinco is back. The most interesting footballer in the world. Everyone has to remember, I've always said that soccer is my No. 1 sport. I think Ronaldinho would...
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August 20, 2009 - 5:22 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots' backup quarterback Kevin O'Connell is done for the evening at the start of the third quarter. His final stat line: 5-for-10 for 69 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 0 sacks. Rookie Brian Hoyer is in the game, joing many of New England's second- and third-teamers on offense.
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August 20, 2009 - 5:01 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots'€™ offense and Tom Brady (4-for-8, 57 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 1 sack) struggled to get any sort of consistency, as Brady came under heavy pressure when he was in there for roughly a quarter. His unquestioned highlight came when he hooked up with Wes Welker on a short...
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August 20, 2009 - 4:56 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski just banged home a 41-yard field goal with 27 seconds left in the half, putting the exclamation point on a seven-play, 60-yard drive that took up 1:28 and made it 7-6, Cincy.
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August 20, 2009 - 4:51 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Cincinnati got their first score of the night late in the second when J.T. O'Sullivan found Chris Henry on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 1:55 left in the half to make it 7-3. It put the capper on an eight-play, 47-yard drive that took up 3:27. Chad Ochocinco converted the extra point...
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August 20, 2009 - 4:24 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Most of New England's second-team offense and defense are in the game, with the second-team offense taking over on he first drive of the second quarter, with the second-team defense set to start their first reps of the night with roughly 13 minutes left in the second.
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August 20, 2009 - 4:17 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- After roughly one quarter, Tom Brady is done for the night. He ends his evening 4-for-8 for 57 yards, with no TDs, no interceptions and one sack, with his biggest highlight coming on a 32-yard connection with Wes Welker . (The Patriots' second offense is in the game, with the...
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