New England has now won four straight games. Curiously, especially given the weather conditions, Los Angeles chose to attempt a 51-yard field goal.
Gifted a short field, the Patriots managed to go three-and-out, however. Safety help was nonexistent and Cassius Marsh got pushed off the edge badly to help Gordon's run along. Brady was 32 of 47 for 33 yards and the touchdown. After touching the punt at his own 11-yard line and scooping up the ball at the 8-yard line, Benjamin made a decision to run backwards to create some separation.
Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa's second-quarter sack of the Patriots' Tom Brady was the 19th of his two-year NFL career, setting a record for most sacks by a player through his first 20 games in the league.
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A last-minute comeback attempt by the Chargers fell short deep in Patriots territory when Jonathan Jones intercepted a pass intended for Travis Benjamin.
Melvin Gordon rushed 14 times for 132 yards and a touchdown while adding one reception for seven yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Patriots.
New England will receive the second half kickoff.