Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they're not.

He's hoping that will help the New England Patriots' struggling offense against the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.

The Patriots are coming off a 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. The Bengals will be back in action following a bye after they won their first three games.

The Patriots are 2-2 after the second most lopsided loss of Brady's 15-year career.

But he says it's important not to ride the wave of emotion that comes with winning or losing. And he says he hasn't paid much attention to criticism he's received from television analysts after the latest loss.


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