FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s safe to say New England Patriots fans missed Tom Brady.

Brady, who hasn’t played a game at Gillette Stadium since the divisional round of last season’s playoffs, took the field to raucous cheers ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brady’s usual walk-out music — Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement” — accompanied him onto the Gillette Stadium turf, but the quarterback appeared a bit more subdued this time around than he had in previous entrances.

The Patriots are looking to improve to 2-0 with Brady at the helm and 5-1 overall as they host a Bengals team that’s dropped three of its last four and hasn’t won in Foxboro since 1986.

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