Tom Brady threw for a touchdown to make it a two-score game and then, after an onside kick, ran it in from the 1 yard-line to cut it to seven points with three minutes left.
New England's second onside kick failed, but the Patriots (10-2) forced a third-down fumble to give Brady one more chance.
The comeback fell short when Brady's passes bounced out of his receivers' hands.
Now it's the Patriots on a losing streak - their first back-to-back regular-season losses since 2012.
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