SUMMARY AND SCORE PREDICTION:
Last week the New England Patriots came out flat at home and were defeated by AFC East rivals the Buffalo Bills 16-0. The Patriots do not play the Browns often, but they have had trouble against them the last two games.
In 2010 the Browns (and former Patriots assistant Eric Mangini) crushed the Patriots 34-14. In 2013, the Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury and almost lost the game as they needed to recover an onside kick and score two touchdowns in 61 seconds to win.
The Patriots will have their emotional and offensive leader Tom Brady back to face the Browns and after having to serve a four game suspension for…wait, did the NFL ever prove anything? No? So it was a four game suspension for nothing other than trying to restore the competitive balance in the league. OK, so with Brady back the Patriots should get a jumpstart on offense. Add in how Bill Belichick has likely been ripping the other 52 (well, not Ninkovich, so let’s say 51) players on the roster and they should be ready to reboot the season.
This is stop one of the Tom Brady Revenge Tour against the rest of the NFL. Sorry, Cleveland, it is going to be hard to stop this train as it leaves the station.