FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots midfielder Mac Jones was on fire to start Sunday’s match against Cleveland Browns, with his sensational opening marked by a 23-yard touchdown pass to the receiver Kendrick Bourne in the second quarter.
Touchdown puts an exclamation point on a 99-yard touchdown drive, aided by some tough runs from Rhamondre Stevenson when the original offense was pinned at its 1-yard line.
It marked the third 99-yard touchdown pitch in coach Bill Belichick’s tenure (2000 to present), with the previous two coming both during the 2011 season (Week 1 at the Dolphins, Week 2 vs. with Chargers).
At that point in the game, Jones was 9/10 in 116 yards and two touchdowns gave the Patriots a 21-7 lead after they went 7-0 early.
AIR GAME. @ BournePoly11 went and got it for TD!
– New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 14, 2021
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32628513/patriots-rookie-mac-jones-connects-kendrick-bourne-second-td-pass | Patriots rookie Mac Jones connects with Kendrick Bourne for a second TD pass