Patriots at Chargers score: Late pick-six by Justin Herbert lifts New England to road victory in LA

The New England Patriots are back at .500 on the season after moving to 4-4 after a 27-24 victory over the Chargers in Los Angeles. This match started with both teams mirroring each other with touchdown drives on their opening possessions and then punts on the other. LA broke away with a touchdown early in the second quarter and started to get a lead.

New England would be stuck, however, a draw within one at the break. After the break, they again exchanged goals with both teams, while LA continued to stick to a one-point lead. That was at the time when the pendulum was apparently about to swing in favor of the Chargers after a three-and-out violation by the Patriots. However, former Chargers safety Adrian Phillips was able to pick up Justin Herbert on the subsequent possession and return the 26 yards to a touchdown to give New England the lead 24-17 with 10:11 to play in the fourth quarter. They were later to go on a 14-game drive that gave them two goals, which would be enough to walk away with the road win.

Mac Jones completed 18 of his 35 passes on 217 yards. Meanwhile, the Patriots’ running game – led by Damien Harris – totaled 142 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Herbert ended his day with 223 yards on 18 for 35 passes, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

From here, the Patriots will head to Carolina to meet the Panthers and their old friend Stephon Gilmore. As for the Chargers, they will be in Philadelphia and take on the Eagles, who are fresh on a dominant win over the Detroit Lions.

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