The New England Patriots are adding to their lead: After finding themselves down 7-0 late in the first quarter, the reigning world champions fought back and saw James White first tie the game and then give the Patriots a 14-7 lead. Late in the second quarter, New England added to the scoreboard on a touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady to wide receiver Chris Hogan:
Chris Hogan is back in the lineup after missing the Patriots' final three games of the regular season. The veteran wide receiver has only caught one pass so far this game – but he made it count. On a third and goal, Brady found Hogan in the end zone for six points. The touchdown capped a massive 16-play, 91-yard drive and put New England up 21-7.