Chargers Battle but Fall 23-14 - Ricky Henne
Rivers scrambled up the right sideline for a gain of seven but was short of the markers and the team punted. Novak’s punt went 38-yards where Amendola signaled for a fair catch at their 12. On 3rd-and-3, Brady rushed for five yards and handed off to Blount on the next play who was stuffed by Ingram for a loss of two. The Patriots continued to run the ball causing the Chargers to use all three of their timeouts on that drive.
Chargers P Mike Scifres carted off field - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
Amid concern of a possible broken collarbone, the severity of Scifres' shoulder was not immediately known. The Chargers announced in the third quarter that Scifres would not return to the game.
Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers - Eric Williams
Second-year linebacker Manti Te'o hauled in his first career interception on an underthrown ball by Brady intended for Rob Gronkowski. Te'o had a chance for another pick earlier in the game, but bobbled the pass and couldn't hold on
Patriots rally, hold off Chargers - Shalise Manza Young
In a game they have not been able to win the past seven seasons, the defense made stop after stop and delivered some crushing blows as the Patriots held off the Chargers, 23-14, Sunday night at Qualcomm Stadium.
Five Takeaways from New England's 23-14 Win - Greg Knopping
Tonight was an absolutely dominating defensive performance from the Patriots. The Patriots allowed one second quarter touchdown defensively, and that was it. The defense played some of its best football at all three levels. Darrelle Revis completely shut down Keenan Allen.