Patriots can't pick Brady up

Penalties, spotty play just as costly for New England as quarterback's four picks

Updated: September 26, 2011, 12:13 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The New England Patriots had a chance to answer one of the big questions that doubters have about them this season, but failed to do so.

Can they win when quarterback Tom Brady doesn't have his best day?

Brady was intercepted a career-high four times in the Patriots' 34-31 loss to the undefeated Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. It was his first four-interception game since 2006. Two of the picks were batted balls, the other two a case of the Bills ...

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