Pats Beat Browns After Late Onside Kick

By CJ Harvey 12-8-13

© Elise Amendola/AP/Corbis

© Elise Amendola/AP/Corbis

The New England Patriots did it again.Their comeback arrived after trailing the Cleveland Browns for the first 3 quarters. The Pats changed everything with two touchdowns in the final 61 seconds of the game.

There was 2:39 left in the game and the Patriots were down by 12 points. A quick touchdown pass to Julian Edelman cut the deficit to 5 points.A minute remained in the game when Steven Gostkowski tapped an onside kick straight down the middle, and Kyle Arrington recovered. It was questionable if the ball had traveled ten yards. Cleveland’s Fozzy Whitaker touched the ball but couldn’t control it.

Brady completed a 10-yard pass to Danny Amendola. Then Leon McFadden was called for defensive pass interference against Josh Boyce in the end zone. That put the ball at the 1 yard line where Brady connected with Amendola again for the touchdown. 30 seconds remained on the clock and the Patriots led 27 to 26.

Cleveland quarterback Jason Campbell led the Browns down the field to set up a potential game winning field goal. However, Billy Cundiff would miss the potential game tying 58-yard field goal, and the game would end like that with a final of 27 to 26.

The worst news of the day came when Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was lost early in the third quarter. He allegedly has a torn ACL, and could be out for the rest of the year.