Patriots are generous to a fault

Uncharacteristic turnovers are making life difficult for Tom Brady and his offense

Updated: November 8, 2011, 11:18 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Looking for a consistent theme with the New England Patriots' struggles during the 2011 campaign? Start your hunt in the turnover column.

One season after setting an NFL record with a mere 10 giveaways (five fumbles, five interceptions), the Patriots have already turned the ball over a whopping 14 times this season and have a minus-8 turnover ratio in their three losses, committing four turnovers in losses to both the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants.

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