FINAL: Patriots 45, Chargers 0 – Newton (2 TDs), special teams (2 TDs) set tone to .500

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Total domination.

Patriots were efficient on offense. Dominating on defense. And they embarrassed the Chargers' special teams.

And then we got a little curveball when Jarrett Stidham entered in garbage time and threw three passes on four plays, including a TD.



Game: Patriots (5-6) at Cardinals (3-8), 4:25 p.m.

Location: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles.
TV: FOX — Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Trent Green (color), Melanie Collins (sidelines).
Radio: 98.5-FM The SportsHub in Boston with Bob Socci (play-by-play) and Scott Zolak (color). Bedard will be on the postgame show approximately one hour after the game.
Online: Gamecenter | Chargers notes | Patriots notes | Flipcard
Latest line: Chargers -2, 47 o/u
Weather forecast: 73 degrees, very low winds, poor air quality (Stadium is a canopy with open sides).