It has been a long first four weeks for the New England Patriots going through their backup and third-string quarterback while waiting for Tom Brady to return. Brady is back this week for this road battle against the Cleveland Browns. New England went 3-1 with Brady out with suspension and will be looking to rebound from a terrible loss in Week 4. Cleveland is still fighting for their first win of the season and now gets an angry Patriots team looking to show the world what Brady can do. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Patriots got shut out 16-0 at home against the Buffalo Bills with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo was still injured and didn’t play most of the last two weeks. New England has only passed for 896 yards or 210.8 a game so far which is way down from normal with Brady. Martellus Bennett has 15 catches for 247 yards and a touchdown to lead the team. LeGarrette Blount has rushed for 352 yards and four touchdowns and now will get some relief from Brady’s return. The defense was decent last week and now a third-string quarterback in Cody Kessler this week.
The Browns fell to 0-4 with a 31-20 loss to the Washington Redskins. Kessler has passed for 467 yards and a touchdown to go with an interception which being somewhat effective. It has been all about Terrelle Pryor who has 19 catches for 290 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah Crowell is on pace for a 1,600-yard rushing season with 394 yards and three touchdowns through the first four weeks. Crowell may need to have another big week for New England to have a chance in this one. The defense has been bending and not breaking too badly but now faces a determined Brady.
New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 P.M. ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, CBS
TV Channel: CBS
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