With the Cleveland Browns losing to the New England Patriots by a 45-7 score, it was a frustrating day for many on the Cleveland sideline.
New England managed to shut down prolific pass-rusher Myles Garrett. The defensive end came into Sunday’s contest with 12 sacks on the year. Heading into the game, he led all of the NFL in that category. He recorded a tackle and a sack on the afternoon, as New England slowed his momentum with double-teams.
Earlier in the week, Garrett referenced Mac Jones incident with Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns. However, he had a somber tone in his postgame press conference.
Myles Garrett: “Sometimes you’re on top of the hill, sometimes you get your ass kicked.” pic.twitter.com/mNPfXrx39l
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 14, 2021
Other Browns players appeared to be at a loss with what to say.
Browns guard Joel Bitonio: “I don’t have an explanation besides we got outplayed and outcoached. … It was embarrassing. We got embarrassed today and they deserve all the credit. They outplayed us.”
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) November 14, 2021
Baker Mayfield on the Patriots defense:
“They play hard. They play extremely hard. I mean, obviously, they’re coached well. They got a lot of veterans. They play hard and disguise well. And they just execute well.”
— Chris Mason (@ByChrisMason) November 14, 2021
New England will look to keep their winning streak going, as they face the Atlanta Falcons this Thursday at 8:20 p.m. EST.