A visibly-frustrated Tom Brady was harassed all afternoon and held to 19-of-36 passing for 224 yards and two touchdown passes to Aaron Hernandez in a 34-14 loss to the Browns in Cleveland.
"We were out of sync all day," Brady said. "That's a good way to put it. We just didn't have a good day at the office."
Brady was 1-for-6 in the first quarter for 10 yards while the Patriots opened 0-for-3 on third-down conversions as they fell behind 10-0. The Patriots finished just 3-for-11 on third down on the afternoon.
"We just didn't do much to advance the ball," Brady said. "There were a lot of big plays in this game and ones we didn't convert."
Hernandez's first score came when he made a leaping grab in the back of the end zone to cut the lead to 10-7. But the Browns, behind Hillis, scored 17 straight points and...
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Bill Belichick met with the media following the Patriots 34-14 defeat to the Browns in Cleveland, a loss that dropped the Patriots to 6-2 on the season.
"They [Browns] did everything better than we did, in every single thing you can measure," said Belichick. "They were clearly the better team. They deserved to win, it was an outstanding performance. We didn't do the things we needed to do to win, or really be competitive, so that was the result of the game. Obviously we have got a lot of work to do."
Belichick was asked if this result was in part due to a lack of preparation.
"We didn't do a good job on anything, pick any subject you want," said Belichick. "It wasn't very good ... They did everything better than we did. I'm sure it was a lot of things, a lot of factors involved. They did a good job, played well across the board."
The Patriots fell behind 10-0 in the first four minutes of the game and never recovered in an ugly 34-14 upset loss to the Cleveland Browns that ended their five-game winning streak. Peyton Hillis ran 29 times for 184 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Browns rookie Colt McCoy, making just his third NFL start, managed a near-perfect game, completing 14-of-19 passes for 174 yards while scrambling 16 yards for a key third-quarter touchdown.
A visibly-frustrated Tom Brady was harassed all afternoon while being held to 19-of-36 passing for 224 yards and two touchdown passes to Aaron Hernandez, whose first score came when he made a leaping grab in the back of the end zone to cut the lead to 10-7. But the Browns, behind Hillis, scored 17 straight points and dominated the time of possession, 38:08 to 21:52.
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The Bruins announced on Sunday that David Krejci is out for at least a week with a mild concussion after his head collided with the far center boards on a check by St. Louis center T.J. Oshie with 4:15 left in overtime on Saturday night at TD Garden. He was on the ice for a minute before getting to his knees and then his feet. He was helped off the ice by Zdeno Chara and Andrew Ference and then headed directly to the dressing room and did not return.
"Obviously, he got his bell rung there," Claude Julien said following the game.
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