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On Sunday, the Patriots‘ regular-season home winning streak ended at 20 games. Also over is Brady’s streak of 31 straight wins in regular-season games he started at home. And he’s thrown 10 interceptions, tied for third most in the NFL.

What’s going on?

“I don’t think there’s any doubt we can make good plays. We’ve done that all season,” Brady said Monday on his contractually mandated appearance on WEEI radio. “We’re not incapable of doing that. We’re just making too many bad plays. And the bad plays are what get you beat.”

On the first play of the second quarter, Michael Boley tipped Brady’s poorly thrown pass and it was intercepted by fellow linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka.

“(When) a quarterback has a good arm like Tom does and is accurate, sometimes you feel like you can get a ball into a receiver,” Belichick said. “A lot of times he does, and sometimes he doesn’t.”

On the Patriots next series, Rob Gronkowski dropped a well-aimed pass. Gronkowski did catch eight passes, including a 14-yarder for a touchdown that put the Patriots ahead 20-17 with 1:36 left in the game.

NFL receiving leader Wes Welker had nine more catches for 136 yards _ the exact totals Chad Ochocinco has for the season.

On Sunday, Brady threw five passes _ and no completions_ to Ochocinco.

Still, Brady and Belichick voiced support for the six-time Pro Bowl receiver the Patriots obtained from the Cincinnati Bengals in late July. Both said they’ve seen improvement in practice.

“It’s just a matter of us ultimately getting it done in the game,” Brady said. “Every week there’s more confidence in what we’re doing with him, and with him and me. … There’s a lot of things that go into our offense and timing of our offense. He and I have only played eight games together. And that was really with an abbreviated offseason.”

But he said Ochocinco goes to the right spots on the field.

In a brief appearance in the locker room Monday, Ochocinco smiled when asked if he would talk but declined.

“They’ve made plenty of plays (in practice),” Belichick said. “Tom’s made them with all the receivers. Hopefully. we can make more of them in the game.”