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Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady rues defeat, not end of his streak

CINCINNATI — It was the great football philosopher William Belichick who once proclaimed that stats were for losers.

As he often is, Belichick was proven correct. One statistic in particular added up to a loss for the Patriots on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tom Brady’s streak of games with a touchdown pass, which dated to the 2010 season opener, was snapped at 52.

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