It was expected to be a close hard-fought defensive game between the Patriots and Browns but it turned out to be a one-sided blowout. The Patriots offense dominated wire-to-wire scoring 45 unanswered points and after allowing an opening drive touchdown, the Patriots defense throttled the Browns offense, holding them scoreless and just 1-11 on third down.
With the 45-7 win, the Patriots have won their fourth game in a row and have answered another bell. The Cleveland defense entered the game third in the league, allowing only 84 yards per game and 3.4 yards per rush. With Damien Harris out, Rhamondre Stevenson who missed practice all week while in the concussion protocol ran for 100 yards on 20 carries (5.