Chargers had that game in the bag, they made a bunch or really stupid mistakes, the most painfull to them:
- the stupid head butt foul. they had the pats stopped and that gave them life again. - the fumbled interception. Any high school defensive back will tell you, do NOT intercept a 4th down pass, just knock it to the ground. Even if he hadn't fumbled he basically lost 15-20 yards in field position by intercepting it.
pats didn't really deserve to win, but as usual, they found a way to win when they weren't playing very good, something all great teams need to do.