You allow a rookie to pull a hat trick on you and something is definitely not right. Polamalu and Gay were trying to get out of each other's way all night. Blown coverages, missed tackles, they seem to be digressing. BMac got burned several times as well. They were spot on the first 4 weeks and since the bye they just haven't been the same. Where's the tackling machines, the ball hawks, the big hits? All seem to be MIA over the last month.
Getting torched by Brady & Belichick is not unheard of for anyone, they've been doing it for years. That's no excuse though, they needed to play better.