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The Boston Globe reports the Patriots have lost three of their last four games, marking the first time since 2002. Yesterday's loss drops the the team to 7-5 and they hold a one-game lead over the Jets and Dolphins in the AFC East.

QB Tom Brady on the team making mistakes according to the Boston Herald: "We made mistakes. If you make them in the first half or you make them in the second half, you're not going to score enough points," he said. "We certainly had our opportunities today and we didn't make them."

ESPN Boston reports on the team's offensive red zone production. The Patriots managed only one touchdown in three trips to the red zone Sunday. A lack of touchdowns in their opponents red zone has plauged the team all year. "When you're down there in the red area and you don't score touchdowns you just give the other team too many opportunities," QB Tom Bradysaid. "You're not going to win very often when you score 21 points. It's frustrating, but you have to fight back and go out there and do a better job next time."

The Patriots have struggled coming out of the locker room for the second half this year and the trend continued Sunday in Miami. In fact, in their five road losses, the Patriots have scored a total of 24 second-half points. "We've always been a team that's been able to overcome situations and fight through things and we haven't been able to do that," WR Wes Welkersaid according to the Providence Journal.

The Providence Journal reports a couple milestones from QB Tom Brady and WR Randy Moss.

-Brady surpassed 30,000 career passing yards becoming the 31st player in NFL history to reach the mark.

-With his 66 receiving yards Sunday, Moss tallied 1,058 yards for the season giving him his 10th with over 1,000 yards. He becomes only the second wide receiver with double-digit seasons over 1,000 yards. WR Jerry Rice holds the record with 14 seasons.

The *AP *reports QB Tom Bradyis a candidate for their Athlete of the Decade.

Here are five things we learned from yesterday's Patriots-Dolphins game according to the Sporting News.

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