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.
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.