Patriots

Bedard’s Breakdown: Patriots offensive line bottoms out against Browns

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Dante Scarnecchia looked miserable when he met with the media on Monday. Everyone's favorite offensive-line curmudgeon looked like he hadn't slept much, and appeared pretty frustrated with the state of his troops.

Now we know why.

The Patriots beat the Browns 27-13 on Sunday without much help from their offensive line. It was, perhaps, the worst performance of the Scarnecchia Era.

Not only did the Patriots allow an astronomical pressure rate of 53.7 percent on Tom Brady, but the season-long struggles on the ground continued, as the Patriots were stuffed for runs of 1 yard or less on 39.3 percent of their runs.

And this isn't just about a lack of talent, or just about left tackle Marshall Newhouse — although his nine total QB pressures allowed (two sacks, two hits, five hurries) were among the highest I've ever recorded.

The line just isn't