Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports

Chris Hogan didn't get frustrated with lack of production, comes through with big catches in win over Chiefs

Ryan Hannable
October 15, 2018 - 10:41 am

FOXBORO -- For some players, it could be easy to get frustrated.

Going into Sunday, Chris Hogan had 11 catches on 19 targets for 143 yards and two touchdowns, but those two touchdowns came in garbage time in the Week 2 loss in Jacksonville. This came following the first five games last season when he had 23 receptions on 37 targets for 288 yards and five touchdowns.

Hogan didn't get frustrated and came through with his best game of the year in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Chiefs when he caught four passes on four targets for 78 yards.

“No, that is just football," he said when asked about his lack of production. "You can’t do everything on the field. I just have to make sure for 60 minutes I am going out there doing my job and running routes the best that I can trying to get open and when the opportunities come up try and make the play.”

The wide receiver had a huge 42-yard catch on the drive in the fourth quarter that set up Tom Brady's four-yard touchdown run that allowed the Patriots to re-take the lead at the time.

“It was good," he said. "Obviously, it was a big play for us and happy that I was able to come through given the opportunity."

Brady added: "There were some other things kind of going on in that play, and he stayed alive. I’ve hit him on that a bunch over the last two-and-a-half years. He’s got enough speed to separate down the field, and I threw it up high enough to try to give him a chance to run under it. So, he made a great play. He got the PI [pass interference], too."

With Julian Edelman back and Josh Gordon having more of a role in the offense, Hogan's numbers could actually go up given the matchups he might see.

Related: Sony Michel credits Patriots offensive line