Well, that was a waste of an afternoon! The Patriots stunk today in all three phases of the game. The only bright spots were rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez scoring his first touchdown (and his second), and celebrating his 21st birthday, and the scrappy, tough play of running back Danny Woodhead.
Otherwise Cleveland shellacked the Patriots, running wild over them and passing almost at will, and Tom was inaccurate all day, and his receivers dropped six balls. Rookie tight end Rob Gronkowski fumbled away a kick-off return, dropped four balls, and fumbled away the ball at the goal line, robbing the Patriots of the chance to score right before halftime when the score would have been only 17-14 Browns.
Let’s hope this awful game is out of their systems now, because it’s Pittsburgh next week on Sunday Night Football!
Miami lost (probably Buffalo, too), but the Jets pulled out an overtime win, so they're tied with the Patriots at the top of the division at 6-2. Bleah!
You can bet Bill Belichick wasn't overlooking this game because he wanted to beat former protege, Eric Mangini (known in these parts as Fredo Ratgini), but today just wasn't the Patriots' day.