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Julian Edelman caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter.
Julian Edelman caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
After Lawrence Guy intercepted Baker Mayfield’s shovel pass, Joel Bitonio tried to stop him.
After Lawrence Guy intercepted Baker Mayfield’s shovel pass, Joel Bitonio tried to stop him.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Bill Belichick reacted after Dont'a Hightower scored on a fumble recovery.
Bill Belichick reacted after Dont'a Hightower scored on a fumble recovery.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
 Dont'a Hightower (right) recovered a fumble in the first quarter.
Dont'a Hightower (right) recovered a fumble in the first quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Deatrich Wise Jr. got kicked in the face by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield while helping teammate Jamie Collins Sr. sack Mayfield in the third quarter.
Deatrich Wise Jr. got kicked in the face by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield while helping teammate Jamie Collins Sr. sack Mayfield in the third quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Patriots Dont'a Hightower scored after he recovered a fumble in the first quarter.
Patriots Dont'a Hightower scored after he recovered a fumble in the first quarter.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Mohamed Sanu was tackled by Jermaine Whitehead after Sanu caught a pass for a first down in the second quarter.
Mohamed Sanu was tackled by Jermaine Whitehead after Sanu caught a pass for a first down in the second quarter.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Dont'a Hightower celebrated his touchdown with teammates.
Dont'a Hightower celebrated his touchdown with teammates.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Browns receiver Dontrell Hilliard was tackled by a Patriot defender during the second quarter.
Browns receiver Dontrell Hilliard was tackled by a Patriot defender during the second quarter.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Phillip Dorsett caught a long pass over the defense of Greedy Williams in the first quarter.
Phillip Dorsett caught a long pass over the defense of Greedy Williams in the first quarter.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Jonathan Jones tackled Jarvis Landry in the fourth quarter.
Jonathan Jones tackled Jarvis Landry in the fourth quarter.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Julian Edelman battled Morgan Burnett for yardage in the first quarter.
Julian Edelman battled Morgan Burnett for yardage in the first quarter.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was comforted by Rickey Seals-Jones (right) after being tackled in the fourth quarter.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was comforted by Rickey Seals-Jones (right) after being tackled in the fourth quarter. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Fans tried to stay dry as they watched the Patriots warm up.
Fans tried to stay dry as they watched the Patriots warm up.Jim Davis/Globe Staff
Tom Brady talked to Baker Mayfield after the Patriots defeated the Browns.
Tom Brady talked to Baker Mayfield after the Patriots defeated the Browns. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Following his 300th career victory,  Bill Belichick saluted the fans cheering for him as he left the field.
Following his 300th career victory, Bill Belichick saluted the fans cheering for him as he left the field.Jim Davis/Globe Staff