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Tom Brady laments lost opportunities

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  October 14, 2012 07:56 PM

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A goal line interception, an intentional grounding that wiped away a chance for a score at the end of the first half, and another intentional grounding that forced the Patriots to punt at a critical point in the fourth quarter led to the Patriots' 24-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, quarterback Tom Brady said.

"That's why we lose games, because you squander opportunities to score points," Brady said.

Brady finished 36 of 58 for 395 yards and two touchdowns. But he also had two costly interceptions, including a pick at the goal line in the fourth quarter. His intentional grounding in the fourth quarter forced the Patriots into a 3rd-and-20 situation with 4:47 left in the game. The Patriots were unable to convert on the down and ran out of time later on when the team needed to get into field goal position.

"I think we just got to do a better job when it counts," Brady said. "A lot of guys are making plays. You have opportunities to score points, we had an interception. [We need to] make a play. And then you lose by one point, [there's] a lot of things that we could have done better so we're not in that situation."

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