Patriots hold on to beat Chargers, 21-13


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

Both players have been crucial for the Patriots as they proceed without Julian Edelman (torn ACL).

The win improves the Patriots to 6-2 on the season, while the Chargers drop to 3-5. This week, he scored two points for the Chargers' opponent by running eight or so yards in the wrong direction. 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.

Bosa's second-quarter sack of New England Patriots star Tom Brady on Sunday was the 19th of his two-year National Football League career.

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As Benjamin recovered it, he ran backward to avoid the Patriots defenders and into his own end zone where he was tackled for a safety. It's hard to put a finger on what exactly Benjamin was thinking during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium, when he muffed a New England punt near the 10-yard-line.

The Patriots will take their bye week next week before traveling to Denver on November 12. However, the Chargers would fail to convert a two-point conversion, giving the Patriots a five-point lead, 18-13.

The Chargers final drive would end when Rivers would throw an interception to Jonathan Jones to end the game.