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Chris Hogan explains why he wasn't sitting with Patriots wide receivers, offense on sideline

Ryan Hannable
December 23, 2018 - 6:26 pm

FOXBORO -- Looking down at the Patriots sideline during Sunday's Patriots-Bills game, there was a strange sight. Chris Hogan was not sitting with the Patriots offense and wide receivers.

Instead, he was sitting on the other end of the sideline on the bench where the Patriots defense sits, and since they were on the field he was usually all alone.

It appeared the wide receiver was doing this out of frustration, as not only did he not record a catch in the game, he didn't even receive a target.

After the game Hogan was asked if something was wrong, but he claimed it was superstitious.

“Yeah, we were playing well sitting over there so I thought I would see if I could continue it," Hogan said.

Tom Brady passed for just 126 yards, the fewest since the last game of the 2014 season when Brady only played a half. Hogan chalked that up to how well the running game was.

“I think the run game was really key today, so I think we kind of stuck with that," he said. "Our offensive line was blocking really well and we were able to run the ball. That was something we wanted to do, be physical in the run game and establish that. That is kind of why the numbers were different.”

For the year, Hogan has just 29 receptions for 468 yards and three touchdowns while playing in all 15 games. He said he's not frustrated at all with the lack of production.

“Not at all, we won," he said. "Proud of this team. We had to battle a couple of weeks and a couple frustrating losses and we came out here and got the job done."

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