NFL: New England Patriots rout Cleveland Browns, register fourth consecutive win
- New England Patriots defeated Cleveland Browns 47-7
- They moved to 6-4 on the season
- Mac Jones finished by completing 19 of his 23 passes for 198 yards
Quarterback Mac Jones registered three touchdowns and Rhamondre Stevenson got two against his name. Jones finished by completing 19 of his 23 passes for 198 yards. He was then replaced by Brian Hoyer midway through the fourth quarter. This is the first time that the 23-year-old has thrown for three touchdowns in a game. Stevenson filled in for the injured Damien Harris. He rushed for 100 yards. Meanwhile, Bowns' star Bakerayfield, who left this game in the second half due to a knee injury, finished with 73 yards passing, a touchdown, and an interception.
Now, the Patriots head to Atlanta for a Thursday Night match up against the Falcons to open up Week 11. The Browns will head back home, where they face the Detroit Lions.
Cleveland got on the scoreboard first via a 2-yard TD from Mayfield to Austin Hooper.
New England responded with a 15-play, 83-yard drive on which Jones went 6-for-6 for 55 yards. The drive took 9:39 off the clock, concluding when Jones tossed a 3-yard touchdown to Hunter Henry, his sixth TD catch in seven games.
The Patriots then turned defense into offense. Kyle Dugger returned an interception 37 yards, setting up a 5-yard TD run by Stevenson.
J.C. Jackson dropped what would have been an interception on the Browns’ ensuing possession, forcing a punt that pinned the Patriots on the 1-yard line. It didn’t stop them from marching the length of the field in 11 plays and scoring on Jones’ 23-yard TD pass to Kendrick Bourne.
New England had 247 total yards in the half and went 6 for 7 on third down. Cleveland tallied just 91 yards and was 0 for 4 on third down.
With inputs from the Associated Press.