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“We did a good job of it when we needed to,” Brady said. “It’s nice to pull out a close one.”

Notes: The Patriots gained at least 350 yards for the 16th straight regular-season game, tying the St. Louis Rams of 1999-2000 for the most in NFL history. … Sanchez’s 328 yards passing were the fourth-most of his career. … Gronkowski scored two touchdowns in a game for the first time this season and 10th in his career.