How many times has Bill Belichick smile? Not that many times, if ever. He has now, and it was on camera. All it took was someone complimenting his jacket.
It probably won’t happen again for a very long time, so Twitter obviously had taken some time to talk about the rare moment.
A month ago, the New England Patriots were 2-4 and appeared headed for a second straight season of irrelevance.
Four games later, they are back in a familiar spot as a playoff contender in the AFC.
Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes, rookie Rhamondre Stevenson rushed for a career-high 100 yards and two scores, and the Patriots rolled to a 45-7 victory over Cleveland Sunday as the Browns lost quarterback Baker Mayfield to a knee injury.
The Browns (5-5) have dropped four of their last six and haven’t won at New England since 1992, when Bill Belichick was their coach.
Jones finished 19 of 23 for 198 yards passing. Hunter Henry added a pair of TD receptions as New England (6-4) went 7 of 9 on third down.
“That’s how you want to play the game of football,” Jones said. “It’s just a three-level game and when we click on all cylinders, we can be pretty good.”
The Patriots added two more long drives in the second half. They marched 92 yards to Stevenson’s second TD, a 2-yard run in the third quarter. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer led a 95-yard scoring drive in the fourth.
“That was really a great day here for us today on so many different levels,” Belichick said.
I am pretty sure you can see Belichick blushes when complimented on his jacket. You know his lady picked this out for him and was like, “Bill, you look so handsome in it.” I wonder if he called Brady to see if he liked it after the Bucs lost to the Washington Football Team. Do you think Brady would hang up on him?
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