Patriots rookie cornerback Cyrus Jones was ejected from Sunday’s game at Cleveland in the third quarter for throwing punches in what otherwise appeared to be a post-play shoving match.
The Browns haven’t really punched back since the first quarter. Martellus Bennett’s third touchdown catch of the day on the first drive of the third quarter made it 30-7.
Tom Brady and Bennett connected on a 37-yard touchdown pass after connecting on passes covering 7 and 5 yards for scores in the first quarter.
The Browns lost rookie quarterback Cody Kessler for the game to rib and chest injuries after he was hit hard by Dont’a Hightower on a first quarter sack and safety.
The Browns came up with some defensive stops late in the first half to keep the lead from getting to three-plus touchdowns before half, but this game has long been decided.