Patriots up 16-7; Browns down another QB

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Martellus Bennett caught a pass in the flats from Tom Brady and literally walked into the end zone to give the Patriots a 14-7 lead over the Browns in the first quarter.

A safety on the next drive — Browns quarterback Cody Kessler took a big hit on a sack by Donta Hightower — made it 16-7.

The Patriots scored on their first drive on a short LeGarrette Blount touchdown run, and the Browns quickly answered with a 75-yard touchdown drive of their own capped by a Kessler touchdown pass to Andrew Hawkins.

Brady is 8-of-10 for 129 yards two series into his 2016 season. He’s led scoring drives of 75 and 80 yards; Bennett’s catch covered 7 yards.

Kessler was injured late in the first quarter. He was taken to the sideline, and we’ll pass along an update when the Browns provide one.