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Myles Garrett pokes fun at Sam Darnold, says he wants to make Tom Brady see ghosts

Myles Garrett pokes fun at Sam Darnold, says he wants to make Tom Brady see ghosts

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold's admission that he was "seeing ghosts" against the New England Patriots defense during Monday night's game will be the butt of many jokes for a long time.

Even Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett couldn't resist referencing it when answering a question Wednesday about getting pressure on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Garrett and the Browns will play the Patriots on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, and Cleveland needs an excellent performance from the 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick to have a great chance of pulling off the upset. The Texas A&M product is tied for the league lead in sacks with nine, and he's tallied at least one sack in five of the Browns' six games.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Monday described Garrett as "pretty much impossible to block."

The real question is whether Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will be seeing ghosts in the final game before Halloween.

Mayfield leads the league in interceptions with 11, and he's going up against a Patriots defense with a league-high 18 interceptions -- at least twice as many as every other team. The Patriots have won 20 consecutive games against first- or second-year quarterbacks, and Mayfield likely will be their next victim Sunday.

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Patriots release statement in response to Bengals' videotaping allegations

Patriots release statement in response to Bengals' videotaping allegations

The New England Patriots have released an official statement in response to the Cincinnati Bengals' allegations of videotaping their sideline.

The statement explains that a three-person video crew was sent to Cleveland for the Bengals-Browns game to film a feature on the Pats scouting department for Patriots.com's "Do Your Job" series.

The Patriots acknowledge that their failure to inform the Bengals of the taping was an "unintended oversight" and admit the video crew unknowingly broke league rules by filming the field from the press box. They also echoed head coach Bill Belichick's statement that the team is independent of the production crew.

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Read the full statement below:

The NFL currently is investigating the matter, but this appears to be a giant misunderstanding based on what Belichick and the Patriots organization had to say.

The Patriots (10-3) will visit the Bengals (1-12) for their Week 15 matchup on Sunday.

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Tom Brady addresses boos from Patriots fans: 'They have every right'

Tom Brady addresses boos from Patriots fans: 'They have every right'

It had been quite a while since the Gillette Stadium crowd booed their beloved New England Patriots. After all, the Pats rode a 21-game home win streak into Sunday's game vs. the Kansas CIty Chiefs.

But the boos were loud and clear at the end of the first half with the offensive sputtering and the Patriots trailing 20-7. In his Monday appearance on Westwood One with Jim Gray, quarterback Tom Brady shared his thoughts on the harsh reaction from the fans in Foxboro.

"Well that's part of being in sports is everybody's got a chance to cheer you or boo you," Brady told Gray. "There's been plenty of times where they've been cheering us and again, you take the good with the bad. They have every right to boo when we're not playing the way that we're capable.

"For me, I'm focused on what I've got to do to go in there and do a better job. We've been through it before, it won't be the last time and that's OK it doesn't hurt our feelings."

Does Brady hear the boos?

"Yeah, you have 70,000 people out there. It's pretty loud," Brady said with a laugh. "But, you know, that's what fans do."

If anyone understands the lofty expectations that come with playing in New England, it's No. 12.

The Patriots will visit the Cincinnati Bengals for their Week 15 matchup, so fortunately they won't have to worry about the boo birds from their own fans on Sunday. If they return home after falling to a 1-12 team, however, that'll be a different story.

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