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Patriots defense, timely TD assistance N.E. to 12th true 10-win seasonĀ 

Patriots Top Chargers


SAN DIEGO — A week in San Diego incited out utterly good for Tom Brady and a New England Patriots. It was all football, all a time, and it showed Sunday night.

Brady threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman mid by a fourth quarter, and New England kick a San Diego Chargers 23-14 for a eighth win in 9 games.

The Patriots (10-3) clinched their 12th true 10-win deteriorate for a second-longest such strain in NFL history. They spent a week in San Diego following a detriment during Green Bay in sequence to cut down on late-season travel.

The Chargers (8-5) looked roughly like a highway team, removing close out in a second half as a vast apportionment of a throng cheered for a Patriots.

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“We worked really tough this week,” Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. “Being in San Diego for a week gave us a possibility to bond a small bit, watch additional film since we was during a hotel, and fundamentally hung out and talked football. … A lot of times we talked about what it’s going to take to win a football game. Everybody prepared well. … The concentration was unbelievable.”

New England went forward 16-14 on Stephen Gostkowski‘s 38-yard margin idea with 10:34 left.

After forcing a Chargers to punt, a Patriots started on their 31. Brady calculated a handoff and strike Edelman on a point during about a 45. He pennyless dual tackles and was gone.

“Tommy put a good round out there,” Edelman said. “And we did my pursuit to get open and try to locate a round and do something with it.”

Said Brady: “We indispensable that play. We were struggling. We indispensable a good play.”

Brady finished 28 of 44 passes for 317 yards and dual touchdowns with one interception. Edelman held 8 passes for 141 yards.

San Diego’s offense scored one touchdown.

“We usually didn’t play well,” quarterback Philip Rivers said. “They were a reason for a lot of that. But we had some things that were self-inflicted as well. It wasn’t a best day, obviously. Anytime we measure 7 points in this joining you’re not going to win any games.”

Brady pronounced a Patriots’ invulnerability “was unbelievable. They kept us in it all night. That was a defensive win right there. we adore a approach those guys played on defense.”

The diversion had several movement swings.

Brady Looks For Gronk, Edelman

Both of Tom Brady’s touchdowns came on passes roving some-more than 10 yards downfield to Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.

Tom Brady By Target Sunday

After Gostkowski kicked his second 22-yard margin idea of a initial half, Brandon Bolden blocked a punt by Mike Scifres to give New England a round on a San Diego 28. Scifres harm his left shoulder on a play and was carted off a field.

Four plays into a drive, Rob Gronkowski held a 14-yard touchdown pass to lift a Patriots to 14-13.

Gronkowski became a initial parsimonious finish in NFL story with 4 seasons of 10 or some-more scoring receptions.

The Chargers scored twice in 2 minutes, 33 seconds in a second quarter.

Safety Darrell Stuckey returned a fail 53 yards for a touchdown and Malcom Floyd done a diving locate of a 15-yard touchdown pass from Rivers.

Manti Te’o leaped to make his initial career interception usually before halftime, preserving a Chargers’ 14-13 lead.

With a Patriots looking to go ahead, Brady attempted to strike Gronkowski on second-and-10 from a Chargers 18. But Te’o, a second-year linebacker from Notre Dame, picked off a underthrown pass during a 4.

Rivers finished 20 of 33 passes for usually 189 yards.

New England’s Brandon Browner was whistled for a personal tainted for attack Chargers parsimonious finish Ladarius Green in a conduct with his shoulder in a third quarter. The chastisement nullified an interception lapse for a touchdown by Devin McCourty.

“When we can make a play like that even yet it’s erased, that’s a large hit,” McCourty said. “It’s tough for refs to make that call. It happened so fast, dual guys moving. We’re all revelation B, ‘Good hit.’”

After fibbing on a belligerent for several minutes, Green walked off a margin nonetheless he seemed wobbly.

Game notes

Brady softened to 6-0 opposite Rivers. … Patriots owners Robert Kraft took a helicopter to a diversion after examination his New England Revolution remove a MLS Cup to a LA Galaxy in Carson.

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