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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. The Chiefs won 41-14. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. The Chiefs won 41-14. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
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It's been a tough week for the New England Patriots and their star quarterback, Tom Brady. Monday night, the Kansas City Chiefs crushed the Patriots 41-14, and Brady was on the bench before the game was over.

That led to tough questions for Coach Bill Belichick about Brady, his performance and his age. As reporters asked Belichick about Brady at a press conference Wednesday morning, his terse response was "We're onto Cincinnati."

But some sports watchers are wondering: is this the beginning of Tom Brady's decline?

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only a Game. He tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

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  • "Tom Brady gave passive high-fives to the other offensive players coming off the field — Gronk, Julian Edelman, the offensive linemen — but stayed clear of Garoppolo. Brady didn’t offer him any congratulations or daps."

This segment aired on October 1, 2014.

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