September 19, 2011
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Vince Wilfork (center) and the Patriots danced to a 35-21 win against the Chargers yesterday in the home opener.
After the win, Chad Ochocinco shared a moment with a member of the "End Zone Militia."
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Patriots QB Tom Brady became just the seventh person to throw for more than 400 yards in consecutive weeks.
Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski, shown at the goal line, for two of his three scoring passes.
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Deion Branch had a team-high eight catches for 129 yards.
Brady was flipped on his head after being hit hard by Cam Thomas in the second half.
The Patriots intercepted Chargers QB Philip Rivers twice and forced San Diego into four turnovers.
Ochocinco made his first significant contribution with the Patriots with two catches for 45 yards.
Aaron Hernandez needed a breather in the end zone after nabbing a first-quarter touchdown.
Drew Bledsoe, center, with fellow enshrinee Jon Morris, was honored by the Patriots as a new member of the team's Hall of Fame.
Brady extended his streak of regular season wins at home to 29.