CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - With a record of 2-4, the Cleveland Browns hadn’t exactly gotten this season off to the start the Dawg Pound was hoping for.
On Sunday, the Browns had their work cut out for them as they took on the 7-0 and defending Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots in Foxborough.
Regardless of the season records, both Cleveland and New England fans were anticipating this to be a good game.
According to Vividseats.com, tickets to this match up were the most in-demand in the NFL this week with an average sale price of $547 on Wednesday.
That is also the third highest price of the season for Pats tickets, which are frequently the most in-demand tickets based on price every week.
But all those fans were about to get hit with some less-than-ideal fall football weather.
As the Browns got ready to take the field for warmups, the rain started pouring down.
You can even hear the heavy drops in the background of this video posted by the team:
Also prior to the game, the fashionable OBJ stepped out in his festive Halloween cleats.
But it got scarier from there for the Dawg Pound.
The start of the game rained on the Browns’ parade when the Pats were first to get on the board with a 20-yard field goal with 6:35 left to go in the first quarter.
That came after Browns CB Denzel Ward couldn’t quite grasp what would have been a diving interception in end zone on a 3rd & goal throw from the 2-yard line.
The Browns didn’t exactly make a comeback on their next drive.
Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower scored a touchdown on a 26-yard fumble return to bring New England up to 10-0.
But, the Pats had one more scoring drive in them before the first quarter was over... after intercepting the Browns.
With 1:47 on the clock, Patriots WR Julian Edelman got in the endzone.
A good kick later and the Pats bumped their lead up to 17-0 going into the second quarter.
There was finally a change in the winds for the Browns halfway through the second quarter when QB Baker Mayfield threw a 21-yard pass to Demetrius Harris.
Rookie K Austin Seibert then got to finally stretch his legs and bring the Browns up 17-7.
Denzel Ward then joined Mayfield and Harris in the Highlight Reel by blocking a field goal just over two minutes before halftime.
The Browns weren’t able to catch up to the Patriots in third quarter.
Seibert scored a field goal from 38-yards out...
...but the Pats scored a touchdown to bring increase their lead to 24-10 after the kick was good.
That was it for the third quarter.
The fourth quarter (unfortunately for Browns fans) stayed relatively quiet.
The Pats got a 29-yard field goal to further increase their lead to 27-10.
The Browns replied with a field goal with just over 2 minutes left to the game to make it 27-13.
When the clock ran out, the defending Super Bowl Champions remain undefeated while the Browns left Gillette Stadium dropping their season record to 2-5.
The Browns are on the road again next week as they take on the 2-6 Broncos in Denver. Tune into CBS at 4:25 p.m. to see that match up.