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Chris Hogan's production went up, but playing time down vs. Jets

Ryan Hannable
November 26, 2018 - 12:14 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Prior to the bye week, Chris Hogan went two straight games without a catch, which prompted a lot of discussion regarding his role and why the production wasn't there.

Hogan responded with two catches on two targets for 47 yards in the 27-13 win over the Jets on Sunday.

The wide out said it was nice to get on the stat sheet again.

“Yeah, of course," Hogan said. "It’s always good to be able to contribute.”

While he was able to contribute, his playing time decreased. Hogan played just 28 of 70 snaps, the 40 percent playing time being his lowest of the season. His previous low was 59 percent against the Bills in Week 8.

Hogan said nothing changed.

“No, I don’t think so," he said. "I just continue to preach what I do and work hard and take advantage of the opportunities that come to you.”

Julian Edelman (86 percent) and Josh Gordon (76 percent) played the most snaps of the Patriots receivers, but behind them things were a bit more spread out. Hogan was at 40 percent followed by Cordarrelle Patterson (31 percent) and Phillip Dorsett (13 percent).

This could be something to watch over the next five games, as it appears the Patriots are doing what they can to get more offensive weapons involved.

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