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Bruschi dissects Patriots' loss

Every day after the Patriots play a game, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi dissects the performance in his weekly "Bruschi on Tap" piece. In recent weeks, Bruschi has been holding a weekly chat and his answers have been put together to form "Bruschi on Tap."

This week's piece is now posted on ESPNBoston.com (link here), and some of the topics include:

1. Dissecting the decision not to challenge Rob Gronkowski's would-be touchdown catch.

2. Can the Patriots' compete with the NFL's elite?

3. How instability in the secondary led to Sunday's breakdowns.

4. Kevin Faulk getting the bulk of the action at running back.

5. How Tom Brady generally approaches the days after a loss like the one in Pittsburgh.