Patriots Edge Browns, 42-15


Posted Dec 5, 2004


Whew! I hope your heart has stopped pounding! With today's contest at Cleveland Browns Stadium in doubt until 14:52 was left in the first quarter, Bill Belichick and his crew escaped Cleveland thanks to a key Bethel Johnson touchdown return and 35 additional points rolled up during garbage time. A brief summary by your living-in-a-fantasy-world webmaster is attached for those willing to brave such things...

 

The Super Bowl champs looked like Super Bowl champs. The Browns looked like a team playing for an interim head coach.

The 42-15 final score speaks for itself. Thoughts that the Browns would play inspired football for well-liked interim head coach Terry Robiskie appeared to be either wishful thinking or rendered inert due to the team's devastating injury situation.

The Browns started rookie Luke McCown, who looked good at times and made rookie mistakes at others. While clearly not at a disadvantage compared to seasoned veteran Tom Brady, fans undoubtedly have some hope for the future that they can take from the rookie's performance. The rookie finished 20 of 34 for 277 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions, despite several dropped passes in the first half. Antonio Bryant rolled up another 100-yard game for the Browns, with seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown.

The Patriots, after leaping out quickly due to a Bethel Johnson touchdown and shutting down the Browns offense in the first quarter, were able to focus on running the ball behind Corey Dillon (100 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Kevin Faulk (87 yards, 1 touchdown).

Look for more coverage later this evening and tomorrow morning on BerniesInsiders.com!


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