We are finally witnessing the Chris Hogan breakout game for the New England Patriots. Through the first quarter and a half of play, Hogan has 7 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Pittsburgh Steelers forgot to cover Hogan on his first touchdown, and there was another possible huge play that a wide-open Hogan wasn’t able to collect after QB Tom Brady threw the ball behind the receiver.
And now the Steelers let Hogan get behind the secondary on a flea flicker and Brady threw a perfect pass to take a 17-6 lead.
The Patriots needed a receiver other than Julian Edelman to step up. Hogan’s brought the big plays, and then some.