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Redskins Fall Late to Brady and the Pats 34-27

The Redskins were their own worst enemy on Sunday, as they couldn’t cover a tight end, and had a chance late to tie the game against the Patriots, only to have a penalty take away a tying TD.

It’s been that type of year for the now 4-9 Skins, who have lost 8 of their last 9.

They watched as Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and their star in the making TE Rob Gronkowski set an NFL single-season record for most touchdown catches by a tight en

Gronkowski snagged his 14th and 15th scoring receptions, moving him past Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis. Gates had 13 in 2004, and Davis matched that total in 2009.

The Patriots (10-3) again overcame their bend-but-don’t-break defense. The Redskins drove to the New England 5-yard line, and appeared to have a TD from Grossman to Santana Moss, but the TD was called back due to offensive pass interference.

The game was over as Grossman’s pass went off Moss’ hands and was intercepted by Jerod Mayo with 22 seconds to play, ending another tough afternoon for a Skins team that hung in with one of the NFL’s best.

Washington converted a pair of third downs and moved the ball to the Pats five-yard line on the drive.

The Redskins will be back in action next Sunday as they travel to play the Giants.

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