Jacoby Brissett

The Cleveland Browns beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-17, in overtime on Sunday.

The defeat was only the second such setback Brady has suffered against the Browns in his career.

Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who called Brady a good friend ahead of this week’s game after their years together with the New England Patriots, invoked the legendary quarterback’s name while speaking to assembled reporters following the win.

“In the words of Tom Brady, that was f—ing awesome,” Brissett told reporters, according to Shawn Dunagan.

Brissett completed 23-of-37 passes for 210 yards, a touchdown and an inconsequential interception on a Hail Mary at the end of the first half. He also added two rushes for 27 yards on the ground.

Brady, by comparison, completed 29-of-43 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to the Browns.

The Patriots originally selected Brissett, then a prospect out of the University of Florida, with the 91st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Browns signed Brissett in the offseason as a stop-gap measure for suspended quarterback Deshaun Watson, who will undoubtedly replace Brissett as the Browns’ starting quarterback next week when he returns from his 11-game suspension levied for sexual misconduct with over two dozen massage therapists.

The Browns are next in action on Dec. 4 when they travel to Texas to face the Houston Texans, Watson’s former team.

[Shawn Dunagan]