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Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

Despite loss, Tom Brady was at his best

FOXBOROUGH — The qualifier “in a losing effort” should not be applied to the performance delivered by Tom Brady Sunday night. The final score might not have labeled Brady a winner, but everything about the way he rallied the Patriots from a 28-point third-quarter deficit broadcast it in stereo.

Brady reminded us once again why he has carved out a place in the Boston sports Mount Rushmore — or Passmore, as it was last night for the Patriots. Somewhere Bill Belichick’s buddy Tony La Russa was wincing as Brady blew right by his pitch count, chucking the ball a career-high 65 times, including 46 in the second half.

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