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Patriots hold on to beat Chargers, 21-13

30 October 2017

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan was not able to finish their Week 8 victory against the Los Angles Chargers on the field.

Both players have been crucial for the Patriots as they proceed without Julian Edelman (torn ACL). One completion came on a third-and-17, dialing up his longtime tight end Antonio Gates for 16 yards down to the New England 34-yard line to set up a fourth-and-short.

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Gordon's 87-yard touchdown matched the longest run in Chargers history. For the second-straight week, the Patriots held an opposing quarterback to fewer than 300 yards (212). Brady completed 32 of his 47 passes to eight different receivers, with running backs James White and Rex Burkhead doing much of the damage out of the backfield.

Before his injury, Hogan hauled in 5 receptions for 60 yards. After talking with trainers and appearing to be in pain on the sideline, Hogan left for the locker room. It certainly seemed as though they could pull the upset as the Patriots came out a bit stagnant. He was corralled by a Patriots group that included Brandon King, Matt Slater and Jones, then finally wrapped up by King and tackled in the end zone for a safety. - Patriots coach Bill Belichick on if he minds the defense taking the lead over the past four wins as the offense has struggled in the red zone. That was a big factor in the Patriots allowing the Chargers to stick around with some hope until the final second of the game, when Jones picked off Rivers' final throw.

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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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Patriots hold on to beat Chargers, 21-13