New England Patriots: 5 observations from week 8 win over Chargers

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Cassius Marsh
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 29: Cassius Marsh /
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FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 29: Cassius Marsh /

The New England Patriots improved to 6-2 on the year with a 21-13 win yesterday over the Los Angeles Chargers.

This was a weird win for the New England Patriots. I’m never one to complain about wins, but this one felt a little off. At no point was the game in question, but the Patriots let the Chargers hang around. We weren’t dominant on either side of the ball, but we found a way.

Coming off their best defensive game of the season, the Patriots once again looked stout. They allowed some big plays, but overall they were strong and held a good offense to just 13 points.

The offense was a little shaky in this one. The Brady Bunch only scored one single touchdown in this game, and Stephen Gostkowski added four field goals.

Full disclosure: I couldn’t get a steady stream of this game (damn CBS), so I was watching intermittently for the course of the game. Whenever NFL RedZone switched to the Pats, I was watching. My cable situation is less than ideal, but then again so is Tom Brady’s speed. We work with what we’re given.

Without further ado, welcome back to my weekly column where I give 5 observations I made which I considered notable enough to write about. The could be about a play, the referees, the cheerleaders, a crazy fan, or just about anything else I noticed. Let’s go.