3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers

3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers

3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa set a record for most sacks by an NFL player through his first 20 games in the league.

The Patriots controlled the pace of the game throughout, holding possession for almost 37 minutes and notching 27 first downs.

New England has now won four straight games.

The Chargers jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Melvin Gordon ripped off an 87-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. That seemed an impossible task a fortnight ago.

Hogan has 33 catches for 438 yards and five touchdowns this season.

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Hogan, one of the Patriots' top two receivers, suffered the injury with 3:27 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard pass from quarterback Tom Brady over the middle. According to CBS sideline reporter Evan Washburn, Hogan appeared to be in some pain on the Patriots sideline and even released what Washburn called "a pretty strong scream" while being attended to by New England medical personnel.

If dropping the return at his own 11-yard line wasn't enough, Benjamin picked up the bouncing ball and ran backwards into the end zone.

The Patriots will take their bye week next week before traveling to Denver on November 12.

The Chargers made a last-minute press down the field with the score at 21-13, setting up the final play of the game with one second left on the clock at the Patriots' 23-yard line.

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