Cleveland Browns vs. New England Patriots

CLE
13
NE
27
FINAL
1234T
CLE 073313
NE 1707327

Game Information
Location: Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 65,878

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Bill Belichick was 39 years old when he coached the Cleveland Browns to a win over the New England Patriots in 1991 - his first as an NFL coach.

As Belichick trotted toward the center of the field Sunday, his trademark cutoff hooded sweatshirt soaked in rain following the Patriots' 27-13 win over the Browns, he did so as a member of a small, but elite group of coaches.

Tom Brady threw for 259 yards and two touchdown passes to help Belichick earn his 300th career victory in the Patriots' win.

Belichick sits behind only Don Shula (347) and George Halas (324) on the NFL's all-time list.

"Fortunately I didn't play in any of those games," Belichick said. "I was a part of those, but honestly, players win games in this league and I've been fortunate to coach a lot of great ones."

The Patriots improved to 8-0 for the third time in team history and the first time since 2015, when they started 10-0. The Browns have lost three straight games.

Brady completed 20 of 36 passes, hitting Julian Edelman on eight of them for 78 yards and both TDs.

New England capitalized on three first-quarter turnovers by Cleveland to take a 17-0 lead. Running back Nick Chubb had back-to-back fumbles and quarterback Baker Mayfield had an interception.

The Patriots have now forced a league-high 25 turnovers this season.

Safety and captain Devin McCourty said they now come into games expecting to force two or three turnovers.

"It's an awareness to hunt the football," he said. "As a defense we all know that."

The Browns did trim New England's lead to 17-10 early in the third quarter. But the Patriots struck right back on their next possession, using a 59-yard completion from Brady to James White to help set up a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brady to Edelman.

Chubb ran for 131 yards, and Mayfield finished 20 of 31 for 194 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots have now won 21 straight games against first- or second-year signal callers, the longest such streak in NFL history.

Cleveland's first-quarter turnovers came on three consecutive plays.

After the Patriots took a 3-0 lead, Chubb took a handoff from Mayfield but had the ball inadvertently kicked out of his hands by left guard Joel Bitonio . It was scooped up by Dont'a Hightower and returned 26 yards for a touchdown.

On the first play of the ensuing series after the Patriots' kickoff landed out of bounds, Chubb got the ball again, this time getting around the edge and scampering 44 yards down the sideline.

He appeared headed for a touchdown, but New England cornerback Jonathan Jones gave pursuit and hammered the ball from Chubb's hands on the Patriots 4. It was recovered McCourty.

Following a Patriots' punt, the Browns' next series ended when Lawrence Guy broke into the backfield and stepped in front of Mayfield's shovel pass attempt to Jarvis Landry on the Cleveland 16 for his first-career interception.

New England needed just two plays after the changeover for Brady to connect with Edelman for an 8-yard touchdown.

"They're going to take advantage of stuff like that. That's jut the kind of team they are," Mayfield said. "This isn't Nick Chubb's fault. He's going to be very hard on himself."

Cleveland finally found some traction in the second quarter on their sixth possession, capping a six-play, 54-yard drive with a 21-yard pass from Mayfield to Demetrius Harris.

The Browns made a handful of changes on both sides of the ball in hopes of ending a two-game losing streak to the Patriots.

On offense Justin McCray made his first-career start left tackle in place of Greg Robinson. Starting cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams returned to the lineup on defense after missing the past four games with hamstring injuries.

The Patriots tested both early on.

On New England's second drive of the game Phillip Dorsett beat Williams along the sideline and caught a 33-yard pass from Brady to get the Patriots into Browns territory.

But after the Patriots extended the drive by converting on a fourth-and-7 on the Browns 33, Ward nearly intercepted Brady's third-and-2 pass into the end zone intended for Dorsett. New England settled for a field goal.

Brady said they are already looking to add to Belichick's win total.

"The only thing better than 300 is 301," he said.

STREAK BUSTER

Mayfield's TD pass to Harris in the second quarter ended a 71-0 scoring streak by the Patriots. They scored the final 21 points in their win over the Giants on Oct. 10 and then shut out the Jets 33-0 last week.

BAD COMPANY

Cleveland's three turnovers on three consecutive offensive plays marked the first time any team has done so since the Dolphins did it in Week 1 of the 2012 season against the Texans. It is only the seventh time it has been done since 2000.

UP NEXT

The Browns visit Denver. The Patriots are at Baltimore.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Patriots
06:35 Mike Nugent 20 yd FG 0 3
05:45 Dont'a Hightower 26 yd opp fumble return (Mike Nugent kick) 0 10
01:47 Julian Edelman 8 yd pass from Tom Brady (Mike Nugent kick) 0 17

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Patriots
07:44 Demetrius Harris 21 yd pass from Baker Mayfield (Austin Seibert kick) 7 17

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Patriots
08:37 Austin Seibert 38 yd FG 10 17
06:11 Julian Edelman 14 yd pass from Tom Brady (Mike Nugent kick) 10 24

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Patriots
07:43 Mike Nugent 29 yd FG 10 27
02:33 Austin Seibert 47 yd FG 13 27

Team Stats
  Cleveland New England
1st Downs 15 19
Total Yards 310 318
Passing 151 239
Passing Completions/Attempts 20-31 20-36
Yards/Pass 4.2 6.1
Rushing 159 79
Rushing Attempts 22 27
Yards/Rush 7.2 2.9
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles Lost 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Possession 27:45 32:15

Cleveland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Baker Mayfield 20 31 194 6.3 1 1

New England Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Tom Brady 20 36 259 7.2 2 0

Cleveland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Nick Chubb 20 131 6.5 0 44
Baker Mayfield 1 18 18.0 0 18
Dontrell Hilliard 1 10 10.0 0 10

New England Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Sony Michel 21 74 3.5 0 16
Rex Burkhead 3 4 1.3 0 3
James White 2 4 2.0 0 3
Julian Edelman 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3

Cleveland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jarvis Landry 5 65 13.0 0 21
Odell Beckham Jr. 5 52 10.4 0 31
Demetrius Harris 2 33 16.5 1 21
Dontrell Hilliard 4 24 6.0 0 14
Antonio Callaway 2 11 5.5 0 8
Nick Chubb 1 7 7.0 0 7
Rashard Higgins 1 2 2.0 0 2

New England Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Julian Edelman 8 78 9.8 2 23
James White 4 75 18.8 0 59
Phillip Dorsett II 3 43 14.3 0 33
Ben Watson 1 26 26.0 0 26
Mohamed Sanu 2 23 11.5 0 19
Rex Burkhead 1 9 9.0 0 9
Jakobi Meyers 1 5 5.0 0 5
Brandon Bolden 0 0 0.0 0

Cleveland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Joe Schobert 8 3 0 0
Olivier Vernon 6 0 1 9
Morgan Burnett 6 2 0 0
Denzel Ward 4 0 0 0
Myles Garrett 3 1 1 7
Eric Murray 3 1 1 4
Larry Ogunjobi 3 0 0 0
Sheldon Richardson 3 0 0 0
Greedy Williams 3 2 0 0
Mack Wilson 3 1 0 0
Juston Burris 2 0 0 0
Jermaine Whitehead 2 3 0 0
Chad Thomas 1 0 0 0
Joel Bitonio 0 0 0 0
T.J. Carrie 0 1 0 0
Dontrell Hilliard 0 0 0 0
KhaDarel Hodge 0 0 0 0
Robert Jackson 0 0 0 0
Devaroe Lawrence 0 1 0 0
Baker Mayfield 0 0 0 0
Sione Takitaki 0 0 0 0

New England Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jamie Collins Sr. 12 1 1.5 14
Stephon Gilmore 4 0 0 0
Lawrence Guy 3 1 0 0
Deatrich Wise Jr. 3 0 0 0
Adam Butler 2 2 2 17
Shilique Calhoun 2 0 0 0
Patrick Chung 2 0 0 0
Duron Harmon 2 0 0 0
Dont'a Hightower 2 1 0 0
Jonathan Jones 2 4 0 0
Danny Shelton 2 2 0 0
Kyle Van Noy 1 0 1 9
Ja'Whaun Bentley 1 0 0 0
J.C. Jackson 1 0 0 0
Jason McCourty 1 2 0 0
Devin McCourty 1 0 0 0
Elandon Roberts 1 0 0 0
Chase Winovich 0 1 0.5 2
Brandon Bolden 0 0 0 0
Rex Burkhead 0 0 0 0
Joe Cardona 0 0 0 0
Nate Ebner 0 0 0 0
John Simon 0 2 0 0
Matthew Slater 0 0 0 0

Cleveland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

New England Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Lawrence Guy 1 5 0

Cleveland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dontrell Hilliard 2 46 23.0 0 26

New England Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Brandon Bolden 2 42 21.0 0 24

Cleveland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dontrell Hilliard 2 2 1.0 0 2

New England Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Gunner Olszewski 1 8 8.0 0 8

Cleveland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Austin Seibert 2 2 100.0 47

New England Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mike Nugent 2 4 50.0 29

Cleveland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jamie Gillan 4 178 56

New England Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jake Bailey 5 227 55