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New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) (Credit: AP)

New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) runs past Cleveland Browns cornerback Leon McFadden (29) to the goal line in for a touchdown in the third quarter. (Dec. 8, 2013)

New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns

The New England Patriots beat the Cleveland Browns, 27-26, after scoring a touchdown after recovering an onside kick on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots catches a pass before being hit by T.J. Ward #43 and D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Gronkowski would be carted off of the field following the play. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots catches a pass before being hit by T.J. Ward #43 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Gronkowski would be carted off of the field following the play. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is carted off of the field in the third quarter after being tackled by members of the Cleveland Browns during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) upends New
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) upends New England Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan (88) after a catch in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87
(Credit: Getty Jared Wickerham)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots catches a pass before being hit by T.J. Ward #43 and D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Gronkowski would be carted off of the field following the play. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz (72) celebrates with
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

Cleveland Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz (72) celebrates with quarterback Jason Campbell, right, after Campbell's touchdown pass to Jordan Cameron in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Jordan Cameron #84
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Jordan Cameron #84 of the Cleveland Browns is upended by Kyle Arrington #25 of the New England Patriots after catching a pass in the first quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward (43) and linebacker
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward (43) and linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (52) tackle New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) after a catch in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34)
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New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) runs past Cleveland Browns cornerback Leon McFadden (29) to the goal line in for a touchdown in the third quarter. (Dec. 8, 2013)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Josh Gordon #12
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns bobbles the ball before making the catch in the first quarter against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Rob Ninkovich #50
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots brings down Chris Ogbonnaya #25 of the Cleveland Browns in the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Tom Brady #12
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after being sacked in front of Paul Kruger #99 of the Cleveland Browns during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: D'Qwell Jackson #52
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Cleveland Browns intercepts a pass in the first half during a game the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: D'Qwell Jackson #52
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Cleveland Browns intercepts a pass in the first half during a game the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: D'Qwell Jackson #52
(Credit: Getty Jim Rogash)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Cleveland Browns intercepts a pass in the first half during a game the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Tom Brady #12
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked in the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Tom Brady #12
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is sacked in the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, right,
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, right, lies on the turf after being injured following a catch against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge, right, celebrates
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge, right, celebrates with guard Shawn Lauvao (66) after catching a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Brandon Bogotay #8
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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 8: Brandon Bogotay #8 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after kicking a field goal in the first half during a game the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward, left, and linebacker
(Credit: AP Photo Elise Amendola)

Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward, left, and linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, top, tackle New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) after a catch in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward (43) and linebacker
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward (43) and linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (52) tackle New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) after a catch in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center,
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, is helped after being injured following a catch against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, right, runs
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, right, runs toward the goal line past New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) after a catch in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski waves
(Credit: AP Photo Steven Senne)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski waves as he leaves the field in a cart after being injured in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87
(Credit: Getty Jared Wickerham)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is carted off of the field in the third quarter after being tackled by members of the Cleveland Browns during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87
(Credit: Getty Jared Wickerham)

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is carted off of the field in the third quarter after being tackled by members of the Cleveland Browns during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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