FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was on fire to start Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, with his sizzling opening stretch highlighted by a 23-yard touchdown pass to receiver Kendrick Bourne in the second quarter.
The touchdown put an exclamation mark on a 99-yard touchdown drive, aided by some hard running from Rhamondre Stevenson when the offense was initially pinned at its 1-yard line.
It marked the third 99-yard touchdown drive in coach Bill Belichick's tenure (2000-present), with each of the previous two coming during the 2011 season (Week 1 at Dolphins, Week 2 vs. Chargers).
By that point in the game, Jones was 9-of-10 for 116 yards and two touchdowns to give the Patriots a 21-7 lead after they had fallen behind 7-0 early.