The New England Patriots pulled off their second straight impressive win on Sunday, beating the Cleveland Browns 38-15.
Despite being without their top two quarterbacks, rookie Bailey Zappe stepped in and had his best game as a pro.
Zappe threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns, giving the Patriots their best passing performance of the year.
Also, second-year running back Rhamondre Stevenson was awesome in his first start of the year.
He rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns and added four receptions for 15 yards.
This Patriots offense took a massive step in the right direction on Sunday.
But, the moment of the game came after a muffed punt that was recovered by New England.
Rookie Brandon Schooler recovered the muff and thought it was a good idea to give the ball to his head coach.
the rookie recovered a muffed punt and presented the ball to Bill Belichick 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/S4wTdTZ6AI
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) October 16, 2022
Belichick was not amused by the idea of being presented the ball in the middle of the game.
The long-time Patriots’ head coach has always been one of the most serious and disciplined coaches in the NFL.
This is why he looked confused as to why his player is giving him the ball and not the referee.
Also, when coaches are presented with game balls it is after the game has concluded.
But, the Patriots were up nine points with only four minutes to go at the time of the muffed punt.
It is safe to say this rookie will not be trying any more shenanigans with Belichick anytime soon.
After this win, New England improved to 3-3 on the year.
The win makes this moment something you can look back and laugh at.