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Has Brady lost the Mariano mystique?

NFL's legendary closer has been off, but injuries could be why

Updated: December 13, 2009, 1:26 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Since he became a starter in 2001, quarterback Tom Brady has been the Mariano Rivera of NFL closers. Put the ball in his hands and ask him to preserve the win, he'd deliver.

Brady entered the 2009 season with a 78-4 career record as a starter when the Patriots led at halftime. Of late, however, the closer is having trouble finding the plate in late-game situations. He has four losses this season when the Patriots held a halftime lead.

So how does ...

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