3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers

3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan was not able to finish their Week 8 victory against the Los Angles Chargers on the field. On Sunday, the 25 percent success rate will help highlight an issue that will need focus during the upcoming bye week, a red zone offense that has, suddenly, become the question mark on this team that the much-maligned defense had been over the season's first handful of games.

In the second quarter, Benjamin fielded a punt, but bobbled the ball as he caught it.

New England then got two field goals from Gostkowski to take a 15-7 lead into the half.

That's not great. After the safety, the Patriots kicked a field goal, extending their lead over the Chargers.

On LA's ensuing possession, quarterback Philip Rivers found Travis Benjamin in the end zone for a touchdown. Down 18-13, the Bolts elected to go for a two-point conversion, but failed.

Nick Novak missed a 51-yard field goal attempt on the team's first drive. Left with just 1:08 and no time outs, Rivers led his team all the way down to the Patriots' 23-yard line. Does the possible absence of Hogan mean the Patriots might dip into the possibility of trading for disgruntled Pittsburgh wide receiver Martavias Bryan before Tuesday's deadline?

The New England Patriots have won their fourth Super Bowl in the Brady/Belichick Era by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28 - 24 in Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.

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