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Best Of Social Media: Week 8 Chargers vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
3 years ago at 6:39 pm ET
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Best Of Social Media: Week 8 Chargers vs PatriotsBob DeChiara - USA TODAY Sports

Heading into Week 8’s matchup with the San Diego Chargers, quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots were seeking a fourth straight win before heading into their bye week.

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Rise and shine…. #LETSGO

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Things got off to a rough start in the midway through the first quarter, as Chargers running back Melvin Gordon ran for the longest touchdown score ever allowed by a Bill Belichick defense.

Needing a response, the Patriots orchestrated a season high 14 play drive that culminated in a Rob Gronkowski Gronk spike to even the score at 7 early in the second.

Then the Travis Benjamin and the Chargers provided one of the worst special teams errors of recent memory, gifting the Patriots an additional two points on a safety.

In what would be an unfortunate theme for the the remainder of the football game, the Patriots struggled mightily in the red zone, and could only muster two field goals before halftime. They would head to the locker room up 15-7 but the Patriots running backs did provide a few highlights throughout the remainder of the game.

With the Patriots unable to put the game away in the second half, Benjamin redeemed his safety miscue with this touchdown reception to close the gap to within five at 18-13 in the fourth quarter.

With 1:08 to play in the fourth, Stephen Gostkowski nailed a 26 yarder to put the Patriots up eight at 21-13 but Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers was unable to drive down the field to force overtime.

The Patriots would hold on a win by a final score of 21-13 to head into the bye at 6-2 and sole possession of first place in the AFC East.

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lil bros! #Reminiscing #RBU

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