Cleveland Browns’ Jarvis Landry attempted to backtrack his comments that guaranteed a win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, but it appears he was too late. Before he could explain what he said, Bill Belichick had already used Landry’s comments as extra motivation, per Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston.

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver assured a win over the undefeated Patriots. Then, shortly after, he recanted his original statement and stated that he meant to say that the Browns were “going there to win.”

Regardless, word travels fast on social media and even Belichick will end up finding out about it. A team that is 7-0 rarely gets an opportunity to use an opposing player’s words as bulletin-board material. Therefore, Belichick seized the opportunity and informed his team of what Landry said (if they hadn’t already heard it).

Coming into Sunday’s game, the Patriots are 13-point favorites over the Browns. Even with everything in their favor, it never hurts to have an extra incentive to go out and demolish the other team.

Through the first seven weeks of the season, Belichick’s defense has been nearly unstoppable. With Belichick calling the plays on defense this season, New England has the No. 1 ranked defense in terms of yards and points; frankly, it’s not even close.

In addition, the defense is also second in the NFL with 26 sacks and has forced 22 takeaways (most in the NFL). The closest team to them in takeaways is the Pittsburgh Steelers with 15.

The Browns are heavy underdogs in this game and have a slim chance of upsetting the Patriots. Now, they’ve created a monster: giving the historical defense of the Patriots an added incentive to dominate on Sunday.

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