Game notes: New England Patriots 33, Cleveland Browns 13

Game notes: New England Patriots 33, Cleveland Browns 13

Notes from the Patriots' 33-13 victory over the Browns Sunday, courtesy of the Pats' P.R. department:


-- The Patriots are now 85-45 (.654) in road games since 2000, the best road record in the NFL.

-- Since 2003, the Patriots are 41-6 (.872) following a loss.

-- The Patriots are an NFL-best 50-17 in the month of October since 2000. They are 29-4 (.878) at home during that time in October and 21-12 (.636) on the road.

-- The Patriots held the Browns to 27 rushing yards, the 17th team in franchise history they've held an opponent to less than 30 yards rushing. They last did it on Dec. 11, 2005 against the Bills (14 yards).

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-- Bill Belichick now has 227 regular-season career wins as a head coach and has moved passed Curly Lambeau for sole possession of fourth place on the all-time NFL list. Tom Landry (250) ahead of him in third. The coach with the most regular-season wins is Don Shula (328), followed by George Halas (318).

-- Tom Brady is now the franchise leader in seasons played with the Patriots. He is in his 17th season, breaking the record of 16 he shared with Steve Grogan (1975-90).

-- Brady also tied the NFL record for most seasons by a quarterback with one team. The record is 17, which he now shares with John Brodie (49ers) and Dan Marino (Dolphins).

-- Brady now has 195 career wins -- 173 in the regular season, 22 in the postseason -- and needs six more to break Peyton Manning's record of 200 and become the winningest quarterback in NFL history. Brett Favre is in second place with 199.

-- Rob Gronkowski now has 21 100-yard receiving games, tying him with Antonio Gates for fourth place on the NFL list of most 100-yard games by tight ends. Jackie Smith is next on the list, with 22. Tony Gonzalez is the all-time leader at 31.

-- Martellus Bennett caught three TD passes in a game for the first time in his career.

-- Chris Hogan had 100 receiving yards in a game for the first time in his career.


Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has announced his retirement after 10 years in the NFL.

The 33-year-old took to Instagram to make it official.

10 years! Wow, God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! It’s been a wild ride and feel so blessed He allowed me to do what I loved for so long. But now it’s time to say goodbye to the game I love. First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without Him my career wouldn’t have been possible. He blessed me with the gifts and He paved the way. All I had to do was follow His plans for my life, and His plans were crazy awesome! Next, I want to thank my wife who has been by my side since freshman year of high school. She has been a rock through all the ups and downs. Sis, Willy, Mae Mae, and Hopie your daddy is going to be home a ton more and I can’t wait! Thanks to my Dad and Mom for always supporting me and showing me that God is first, then everything else will fall into place. Ben, Joel, and Anna thanks for preparing me for the NFL in our backyard games growing up. The dreaded in-laws Steve and Suzie for always being there for me. Chris Gittings (agent) you’re the best and thankful your my brother/uncle! Thank you Jets, Patriots, Chargers, and Ravens! Thanks to all my head coaches (Bob Zohner, Brad Smith, Bill O’Boyle, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick, Mike McCoy, and John Harbaugh) who believed in me! To my rbs coaches (coach skiles, coach reiners, Jimmy Raye, A Lynn, Ivan, Ollie, Ridge, and Thomas) thanks for putting up with me. Thanks to all my teammates from high school till now. Without you guys I never would’ve become who I was as a player. To all my olinemen, you guys deserve the credit for anything that I received credit for. I thank you for helping make my career. To all the trainers, team docs, strength coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, body gurus thanks for making sure I was on the field. To all the people who made my life easier at the facility (ops, pr, equipment staff, cafe workers, custodians) thanks and your work doesn’t go unnoticed. And how could i forget all my fans?! You’re the best and have always felt the love and support! I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few but know that I’m thankful for everything everyone has done on my journey.

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Thursday, it was reported the Patriots reached out to Woodhead for a possible reunion. 

The last two seasons have been challenging for him, as he dealt with season-ending injuries in both 2016 with the Chargers and 2017 with the Ravens.

Woodhead finishes his career with 2,238 yards rushing, 2,698 yards receiving, 15 rushing touchdowns and 17 receiving touchdowns.


NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

1:20 - Despite throwing a depleted roster out there, the Celtics were able to get back in the win column vs. the Magic. Michael Holley and Tommy Heinsohn break down the win.

6:17 - Finally, the Patriots have done something! On Friday night it was reported that New England signed defensive end Adrian Clayborn as well as running back Jeremy Hill. Tom Curran, Alex Giaimo and Ben Volin discuss the impact these additions will have on the team.

11:05 - While the Celtics were able to pull out the win on Friday, the team did announce that Marcus Smart is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing thumb surgery. A. Sherrod Blakely expresses his optimism on Smart’s return for the playoffs.