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New England Patriots shut down San Diego Chargers, 23-14
New England Patriots shut down San Diego Chargers, 23-14

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers got a pristine new field last week. But Sunday night's game felt like awfully familiar turf. The New England Patriots bounced back strongly from their setback in Green Bay by knocking off the Chargers, 23-14, before a raucous crowd that made Qualcomm Stadium feel like Foxborough by the Sea. There were just as many fans cheering for the Patriots as for the Chargers, and that tilted in New England's favor toward the end of the game as thousands of discouraged spectators made an early exit. San Diego's Philip Rivers dropped to 0-6 against the Patriots when Tom Brady is starting at quarterback for them. Rivers has notched one...

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