The Patriots controlled the pace of the game throughout, holding possession for almost 37 minutes and notching 27 first downs.
New England has now won four straight games.
Nick Novak missed a 51-yard field goal attempt on the team's first drive. Nick Novak's kick came up well short of the goal posts, with Lawrence Guy getting an ever so slight piece of the ball at the line of scrimmage. The punt placed the Chargers at their own 12-yard-line. Safety help was nonexistent and Cassius Marsh got pushed off the edge badly to help Gordon's run along.
Joe Girardi out as Yankees manager
Rudy was so surprised by Girardi getting the boot, he even speculated that it might've been Joe's call to take some time off. The question now turns to who will manage the Yankees in 2018.
Tom Brady once again threw for over 300 yards, but just one touchdown, and the running backs were heavily involved in the passing game. Brady was 32 of 47 for 33 yards and the touchdown.
After the teams traded punts, the Patriots went on an important 11-play drive that culminated in a Stephen Gostkowski field goal. After recovering with the ball, Benjamin made a decision to run from coverage - into the end zone - where he was pinned down by Matthew Slater and Jonathan Jones, giving the Patriots a safety and a 9-7 lead. Adding insult to injury for the Chargers was the fact they committed holding on the return, a penalty which was obviously declined. The next time the Patriots take the field will be November 12 on Sunday Night Football against the Denver Broncos.