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Browns collapse in New England

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The ending of the game between the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots on Sunday looked like the ending to a Disney movie. If you tried to explain to somebody who didn't watch the game what happened - they simply wouldn't believe you.

The Browns defense was very sharp for much of the first three quarters. They enabled Browns to take a 12-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady had a forgettable first quarter as well, going 1-for-6 for five yards and an interception. 

The Browns managed to run for over 100 yards on a soft Patriots run defense on Sunday racking up 108 yards on 25 carries as a team. Josh Gordon's record breaking campaign continued today as he caught seven passes for 151 yards including an 80 yard touchdown late in the third quarter. Gordon also broke the Browns record for receiving yards in a season, Braylon Edwards previously held the record for 1,289 receiving yards in 2007, Gordon is currently at 1,249 yards on the season. Quarterback Jason Campbell had his best statistical performance of 2013, throwing for 391 yards and three touchdowns.

Brady showed why he is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of all time as he led his team to a come from behind victory for the 34th time in his career. The Patriots rallied back from a 19-3 defecit with less than two minutes to play in the third quarter. The Patriots recovered an onside kick with one minute to play in the fourth quarter. Browns' cornerback Leon McFadden was hit with a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone, setting the Patriots up with a first and goal situation on the Cleveland one yard line. Brady then capped off the comeback with a one yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola, which gave the Patriots their first lead of the game, 27-26. 

He managed to do so without his favorite target, tight end Rob Gronkowski, who left the game early in the third quarter with a knee injury. Gronkowski did not return to the game. The injury came on a wicked hit from Browns' safety TJ Ward, which followed Gronkowski's first reception of the game, for 21 yards.  

Cleveland got the ball back with 31 seconds left in the game. Campbell got the offense as far as the New England 40 yard line but ran out of time. Kicker Billy Cundiff attempted a 58 yard field goal, which would've given Cleveland the win, as time expired the kick fell short of the goal post, giving New England the one point victory. 

The Browns (4-9) will return home next Sunday to host the (6-6) Chicago Bears. The Bears will have a short week of practice, as they host the Dallas Cowboys Monday night. The Patriots (10-3) will travel to Miami next week to take on division rival Miami Dolphins (6-6).

 

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