Injuries have affected the New England Patriots this season on offense, but they have proven to have excellent depth this season.
On Monday Night Football, the New England Patriots were able to get a big win against the Baltimore Ravens. Despite being in control in the first half, the Patriots nearly let the game against the Ravens slip away.
Turnovers on special teams nearly cost the Patriots a win on Monday night, but a great effort by Tom Brady helped squash a Ravens comeback attempt. After a long drive by the Ravens resulted in a field goal, the Patriots saw their once big lead cut to 23-20.
After the field goal, the Patriots answered back with a big play. Brady was able to connect with Chris Hogan on a 79-yard touchdown reception.
“Me and Tom are on the same page. It was something where I had the option of going to the corner or the middle of the field and we saw the same thing,” Hogan said to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “Tom made a great throw and I think it was the time and the point in the game where we needed someone to step up and make a big play.”
Due to injuries to Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola, Hogan is one of the weapons that needs to step up for the Patriots. In the win, Hogan did just that.
In his first season with the Patriots, Hogan has totaled 32 receptions, 613 receiving yards, and four touchdown receptions. Partially due to the weapons around him, Hogan has gone somewhat unnoticed in New England this season. However, he is going to be an important player moving forward.
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After a few good seasons in Buffalo, Hogan was a quietly good signing for the Patriots. Some were surprised that he was given a three-year deal, but he is proving his worth. As the season moves forward toward the postseason, Hogan will continue to have a big role in the offense.