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Patriots Pull Out 34-27 Win Over Redskins To Move to 10-3

The Pats offense was back on track Sunday, as Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Rob Gronkowski set an NFL single-season record, as the Pats beat the Redskins 34-27 at the Nations Capital.

Gronkowski set the mark for most touchdown catches by a tight end Sunday as the Patriots won their fifth straight in what turned out to be a very entertaining game.

He 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 move to 10-3 with the win. They overcame their bend-but-don’t-break defense, as the Skins drove to the New England 5-yard line late and it looked as if the game would be tied, as Grossman hit Santana Moss for a touchdown.

The play though was called back because of offensive pass interference. Two plays later, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo sealed New England’s fifth straight win by intercepting Grossman’s pass that went through the hands of Moss.

The series before the Patriots were looking to grab a two-touchdown lead, but Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson picked off a Brady pass in the end zone with 6:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Washington (4-9) has lost eight of its last nine.

The Pats will continue to look to keep up the pace for possible homefield in the AFC in the postseason, as they will play wonderkid Tim Tebow and the Broncos on the road next Sunday.

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