3 things we learned in the Patriots win over the Chargers

WATCH: Chargers' Travis Benjamin runs one of the worst punt returns in NFL history

Pats Lead Chargers 15-7 by Halftime

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan left Gillette Stadium on Sunday with his right arm in a sling after injuring his shoulder in the fourth quarter of a 21-13 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Patriots won the opening coin toss and deferred to the second half, electing to give the Chargers possession to begin the game.

It wasn't the prettiest game for the New England Patriots. Last week, he scored six points for the Chargers via a 65-yard touchdown return. For the second-straight week, the Patriots held an opposing quarterback to fewer than 300 yards (212). Now, the focus of weakness shifts to the red zone offense.

After a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski tied the game, the Chargers went three-and-out before forcing a punt.

Before his injury, Hogan hauled in 5 receptions for 60 yards.

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

A last-minute comeback attempt by the Chargers fell short deep in Patriots territory when Jonathan Jones intercepted a pass intended for Travis Benjamin.

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. That was the good news for the Patriots special teams, which overall had a pretty good day in kick coverage.

Stephen Gostkowski added four field goals, missing two.

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