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Brady and Bennett connect again; rout on in Cleveland

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Martellus Bennett #88 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) Getty Images

Martellus Bennett has two touchdown catches. Tom Brady has three touchdown passes in three series.

The Patriots are back. The Browns are still the Browns.

It’s 23-7 in the second quarter. The Browns are playing both Terrelle Pryor and Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback after rookie Cody Kessler was knocked out of the game on a first quarter sack and safety by Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

Brady is 13-of-15 for 185 yards, not yet 20 minutes into the game. Bennett’s touchdown catches have covered 7 and 5 yards, respectively.

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49 Responses to “Brady and Bennett connect again; rout on in Cleveland”
  1. eljefedelmundo says: Oct 9, 2016 2:00 PM

    Brady seems ok for a mid season replacement

  2. todd6162 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:01 PM

    The Browns are a bad team!

  3. dtp15 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:01 PM

    I wonder whats going the Goodells head about now

  4. nfloracle says: Oct 9, 2016 2:07 PM

    Tom’s payback has begun, and Goodell must be pooping bricks right now.

  5. tedmurph says: Oct 9, 2016 2:10 PM

    Pats haven’t won more than one SBowl since ‘deflategate’. I rest my case.

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 9, 2016 2:11 PM

    At this rate, grandpa Brady’s arm will fall off come playoff time. Too many lobs to Chris Hogan.

  7. Bonerz'NPudz says: Oct 9, 2016 2:12 PM

    Haters before the game: Brady is gonna be rusty.
    Haters during the game: It’s the Browns

    Can you clowns just accept the fact Brady is the GOAT?

  8. ikeclanton says: Oct 9, 2016 2:12 PM

    The Patriots are good enough to make any team look bad.

  9. metalfuzzydice says: Oct 9, 2016 2:23 PM

    Browns are on their 4th QB. It doesn’t really matter. Wait till the Pats play a real team.

  10. thereving7 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:25 PM

    Tom Brady is a really good quarterback, great quarterback, but look at how the Patriots did without him this season. Look at the season Matt Cassel had. Bill Belichick and the system is a HUGE part of the patriots success. I dont think you can anoint Tom as the GOAT when the team still wins without him. I know it’s only the regular and not the post season, but who would do better with a different team, Tom or Bill?

  11. skoobyfl says: Oct 9, 2016 2:25 PM

    Remember what Buffalo did to them in their house ?? Don’t forget.

  12. maust1013 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:29 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:11 PM
    At this rate, grandpa Brady’s arm will fall off come playoff time. Too many lobs to Chris Hogan.
    =================

    You mean the types of passes you have insisted over and over again he can’t make? Your Jests are hanging tough against the Steelers maybe you should be enjoying that instead of trolling

  13. patsfan1820 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:31 PM

    The offense might be great, but I’m getting worried about Stephen Gostkowski he hasn’t been the same the past couple of weeks.

  14. statsjunkie2789 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:32 PM

    not to be nitpick, but I’m pretty sure Brady only has those two TDs at this point.

  15. dodgerlakerfan1969 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:33 PM

    GOAT

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:33 PM

    “MichaelEdits says:
    Oct 8, 2016 5:03 PM
    I would’ve cut Brady. What a washed-up old geezer.æ

    Lolz I love comments like this that show the typical Pats hater has barely enough football knowledge to cover the head of a pin.

    Yeah, Brady looks really washed up. He’s sure looks finished.

    Lolercoaster

  17. buttfumbles says: Oct 9, 2016 2:33 PM

    It is the Browns tho.

  18. veddermn8 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:34 PM

    Brady only has 2 td passes. Blount has a rushing td

  19. iamapatsfan says: Oct 9, 2016 2:34 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:10 PM
    Pats haven’t won more than one SBowl since ‘deflategate’. I rest my case.

    —–

    erm… They won one in the very next game after the beginning of framegate.

    Can I rest my case over yours?

  20. iamapatsfan says: Oct 9, 2016 2:35 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:11 PM
    At this rate, grandpa Brady’s arm will fall off come playoff time. Too many lobs to Chris Hogan.

    —–

    I don’t understand. I thought he could only dink and dunk. Nothing past 5 yards?

  21. weepingjebus says: Oct 9, 2016 2:39 PM

    Haters had all week to get their excuses ready, and this is all we get. What do we even pay them for?

  22. dkeucd says: Oct 9, 2016 2:42 PM

    Dude, it’s the Browns. The last time Brady played a football game against a real team he lost to Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

  23. iamapatsfan says: Oct 9, 2016 2:42 PM

    metalfuzzydice says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:23 PM
    Browns are on their 4th QB. It doesn’t really matter. Wait till the Pats play a real team.

    —-

    I do agree with this one, for the most part. The Browns Offense just isn’t good enough to give their D a chance. I think if their D wasn’t on the field so much, they’d actually be pretty decent. They have no time to rest, though, and can’t hold back the flood every game.

  24. oldcracker says: Oct 9, 2016 2:42 PM

    MONEYBALL!!!

    This what happens when 3 Harvard lawyers and a MLB guy run your team.

  25. kingfish13 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:43 PM

    when I was a about 10 and watching sports and things were not going well I would whine to my Gramma “the other team is cheating….its not fair!”
    She would say “yes its not fair”.

    Of course I was 10 years old.

    GO PATS

    TFB12

  26. flash1287 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:43 PM

    metalfuzzydice says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:23 PM
    Browns are on their 4th QB. It doesn’t really matter. Wait till the Pats play a real team.

    Always with the excuses. Who has beat a “real team”?

  27. jmc8888 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:43 PM

    Gee, 3 qb’s injured after kicking to the curb an All Pro center and a quality right tackle.

    Meanwhile the Falcons and many others are saying that All Pro center has been pivotal in their high flying offense return and that he was the best free agent pick up of anyone in free agency.

    The smartest guys in the room strike again!

  28. dirtyhelmet says: Oct 9, 2016 2:47 PM

    It’s the Browns people.

  29. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:57 PM

    “Brady only has 2 td passes. Blount has a rushing td”

    Yeah and ?

    You do realize if Brady has 2 TDs a half, each half, for the rest of the season he’ll have 48 TDs and probably lead the league again ? No ?

    That’s ok, we realize Pats haters have trouble with things like math and science.

    Now its not realistic to expect that many TDs the rest of the year from Brady, but I don’t think he’ll have less than 30 even with missing 4 games.

  30. profootball13 says: Oct 9, 2016 2:58 PM

    Bonerz’NPudz says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:12 PM

    Haters before the game: Brady is gonna be rusty.
    Haters during the game: It’s the Browns

    —————————————
    Calling people “Haters”….. a 13 year old girl’s best defense…..

  31. saltineamerican says: Oct 9, 2016 3:07 PM

    Brady sucks, he’s a “system quarterback”?

    Can’t throw deep, all he is is “dink and dunk”?

    “it’s the Browns”?

    Sure looks like he’s throwing those regulation inflated footballs way down the field.

    The “system” didn’t have Garappalo or Brisette throwing bombs.

    The Browns have held tough defensively in their previous games.

    Semi worried about Gostowski. He’s not kicking with his usual excellent results.

  32. thejesusofcool says: Oct 9, 2016 3:08 PM

    Wow, Browns out of qbs, huge lead by Pats, but they still keep Brady in there to pad his stats. Dumb.

  33. jag1959 says: Oct 9, 2016 3:09 PM

    thereving7 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:25 PM
    Tom Brady is a really good quarterback, great quarterback, but look at how the Patriots did without him this season. Look at the season Matt Cassel had. Bill Belichick and the system is a HUGE part of the patriots success. I dont think you can anoint Tom as the GOAT when the team still wins without him.
    ___________________

    Seem to remember the Niners doing okay after Montana and Walsh left, so by your logic apparently neither of them belong in the GOAT conversation?

    With the same team and a softer schedule Cassell lost 5 more games than Brady and did not make the playoffs, you are making the case for Brady not against him.

  34. ikeclanton says: Oct 9, 2016 3:17 PM

    profootball13 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:58 PM
    Bonerz’NPudz says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:12 PM

    Haters before the game: Brady is gonna be rusty.
    Haters during the game: It’s the Browns

    —————————————
    Calling people “Haters”….. a 13 year old girl’s best defense…..

    ——————————
    Ok then–what can we call these irrational meathead trolls then?

  35. idiedpretty says: Oct 9, 2016 3:19 PM

    Pats hope this game will make up for the 4 he missed.

  36. tedmurph says: Oct 9, 2016 3:26 PM

    erm… They won one in the very next game after the beginning of framegate.

    Can I rest my case over yours?

    Maybe some people that say Pats fans are mentally challenged have a point

  37. maust1013 says: Oct 9, 2016 3:28 PM

    profootball13 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:58 PM

    Calling people “Haters”….. a 13 year old girl’s best defense…..
    ==================

    As opposed to the anonymous electronic sniping that is the province of 14 year old girls and trolls.

  38. patsfan112 says: Oct 9, 2016 3:35 PM

    Hmmm…this Brady guy doesn’t look so bad. Pats should make him their starter. lol

  39. MichaelEdits says: Oct 9, 2016 3:37 PM

    …and the Patriots routing the Browns is headline news…

  40. veddermn8 says: Oct 9, 2016 3:51 PM

    Thereving7

    Belichick is 19-18 in his pats career without Brady as the starter.

  41. chippys lost binky says: Oct 9, 2016 4:12 PM

    Just going to leave these here…

    jchipwood says:
    Sep 27, 2016 6:44 AM
    Patriots probably won’t win another game all year.

    thetooloftools says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:04 AM
    The Browns are going to bust New England in the face today and shock the world.

    Bubbalicious says:
    Oct 9, 2016 11:37 AM
    Browns 31 Patriots 6 – Brady goes down hurt and onto IR!

  42. LyinRogerMustGo says: Oct 9, 2016 4:14 PM

    Poor poor Patriot Hater🙂

    You really do think your wussy team deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence as US🙂

    Hilarious!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAJAAAAJAAAAA

  43. changinglife2016 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:15 PM

    Brady is way overated, should retire already

  44. proudchowdahead13 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:24 PM

    skoobyfl says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:25 PM
    Remember what Buffalo did to them in their house ?? Don’t forget.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    The Bill’s beat a third string QB who was playing injured, and the Pats D gave up 16 points. How many times will 16 points be enough now that Tom is back. I guess Bill’s fans have to cheer what they can.

  45. profootball13 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    maust1013 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 3:28 PM

    profootball13 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:58 PM

    Calling people “Haters”….. a 13 year old girl’s best defense…..
    ==================

    As opposed to the anonymous electronic sniping that is the province of 14 year old girls and trolls.
    ———————–

    The old “well they did worse” routine…….2nd best defense……smh…..

  46. profootball13 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:30 PM

    ikeclanton says:
    Oct 9, 2016 3:17 PM

    profootball13 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:58 PM
    Bonerz’NPudz says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:12 PM

    Haters before the game: Brady is gonna be rusty.
    Haters during the game: It’s the Browns

    —————————————
    Calling people “Haters”….. a 13 year old girl’s best defense…..

    ——————————
    Ok then–what can we call these irrational meathead trolls then?
    ————————

    Maybe instead of asking what to “call” them, you should maturely think of a logical Adult response?…..just a thought…..

  47. thereving7 says: Oct 9, 2016 4:33 PM

    jag1959 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 3:09 PM
    thereving7 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 2:25 PM
    Tom Brady is a really good quarterback, great quarterback, but look at how the Patriots did without him this season. Look at the season Matt Cassel had. Bill Belichick and the system is a HUGE part of the patriots success. I dont think you can anoint Tom as the GOAT when the team still wins without him.
    ___________________

    Seem to remember the Niners doing okay after Montana and Walsh left, so by your logic apparently neither of them belong in the GOAT conversation?

    With the same team and a softer schedule Cassell lost 5 more games than Brady and did not make the playoffs, you are making the case for Brady not against him.

    _____________________
    Matt Cassel, average (below average maybe) quarterback, they went 11-5, even though they missed the playoffs, they did well with a below average qb. Only 3 teams in the AFC had a better record that year.

    Softer schedule, no offense NYJ, BUF, and MIA fans. But the AFC EAST has been weak or semi weak for the past decade or 15 so years. There have been some solid defenses but in that division the best quarterbacks not named brady in the afc east was who? Bledsoe with the bills? Fitzpatrick? Mark Sanchez, Pennington? Maybe Favre’s one season with the jets?

    My point is, the Pats have had an easier division that most. Hypothetically, Switch the Browns and Patriots for the last 15 years, and let the Pats play the Steelers, Ravens, and Bengals twice a season. They probably lose one or two games more per season, maybe dont have homefield for a game or throughout the playoffs and things may change. By the way, I enjoy these football discussions, usually Boston fans know their sports.

    Oh, and I didnt know Pats were 19-18 without Brady. Good counter argument.

  48. veddermn8 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:13 PM

    AFC east has been pretty mediocre, but the Pats also have faced a first place schedule for the nondivision games for most of the last 15yrs.

  49. maust1013 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:34 PM

    thereving7 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 4:33 PM
    Softer schedule, no offense NYJ, BUF, and MIA fans. But the AFC EAST has been weak or semi weak for the past decade or 15 so years. There have been some solid defenses but in that division the best quarterbacks not named brady in the afc east was who? Bledsoe with the bills? Fitzpatrick? Mark Sanchez, Pennington? Maybe Favre’s one season with the jets?

    My point is, the Pats have had an easier division that most. Hypothetically, Switch the Browns and Patriots for the last 15 years, and let the Pats play the Steelers, Ravens, and Bengals twice a season. They probably lose one or two games more per season, maybe dont have homefield for a game or throughout the playoffs and things may change. By the way, I enjoy these football discussions, usually Boston fans know their sports.

    Oh, and I didnt know Pats were 19-18 without Brady. Good counter argument.
    ====================

    In ’07 NE had the 3rd toughest strength of schedule that included 8 playoff opponents and won 16 games. In ’08 they had the 32nd, facing 4 playoff opponents.
    Your hypothetical works in NE’s favor, in the Brady/Belichick era the Pats are .800 against the AFCN.
    The AFCE is the winningest division in football over the past 10 years.

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