The Cleveland Browns are heading into week 5 of the NFL season winless and going up against a team who has been without their star quarterback this season.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is entering the gridiron for the first time this season after a four-game suspension. The Patriots went 3-1 without Brady.
But Browns rookie defensive lineman Carl Nassib and veteran wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr., rare anxious to play Sunday.
“Yeah, I am very excited to compete against the whole Patriots offense and everybody out there," Nssib said on playing against Brady and the Patriots in FirstEnergy Stadium. “Yeah, we are just going to go out and do our jobs as fast and as precise as we can every single play.”
Read what Pryor had to say about the matchup below:
On challenges playing against the Patriots defense:
“I just think they play football the right way. I have a lot of respect for (Patriots Head Coach) Coach (Bill) Belichick because I just think he has a brilliant mind and he has a proven track record. That goes without saying. You know he is going to have a gameplan every week because he is a competitor, and I know he wants to win. Those guys play the right way, though.”
On the confidence and high morale in the Browns locker room despite being underdogs against the Patriots:
“Absolutely, any given Sunday. We have to come to play, and the best team that plays the best on Sunday is going to win and whoever protects the ball. We will see on Sunday. We prepared well today and yesterday, and like I said before, we believe when we go into every game that we have a chance to win as long as we can take care of the ball and finish. Those are the things that we have been having trouble with. I have 100 percent faith and belief in the team, and I’m sure everybody feels the same way.”