When the Patriots lose a game or two in September we shouldn’t make a big deal out of it. But, when they lose a game in December three weeks before the playoffs, and it’s their 5th loss of the season, then it’s a big deal. Quarterback Tom Brady threw a red zone interception in the 4th  against the Steelers, and the Patriots committed 14 penalties. Rob Gronkowski only had 2 receptions and looks out of shape. I am not burying New England, but there is reason to be concerned this late in the season.

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