INGLEWOOD (AP) – Adrian Phillips intercepted two passes and returned one to give the Patriots the lead over his former team, Nick Folk scored four field goals and New England rallied to beat the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday 27-24 .
It was the first game with more than one interception for Phillips, who played six seasons for the Chargers (2014-19) before signing with the Patriots last year.
With 10:20 to play in the fourth quarter, he intercepted a pass that was destined for Jared Cook, who was out of sync with Justin Herbert, and returned it 26 yards to the end zone to give the Patriots an advantage. Then rookie Mac Jones found Jakobi Meyers to convert two points and give New England a 7-point lead.
Folk, who has three games on the season with four field goals, hit a 30-yard drive with 2:21 left to give the Patriots double-digit lead.
Joshua Palmer brought the Chargers within three points with 40 seconds left when he hit a 24-yard catch off Herbert for his first NFL touchdown, but former Chargers tight end Hunter Henry recovered the short kick. back to ensure the Patriots victory.
New England (4-4) started the season 1-3 but have won two games in a row. The Chargers (4-3) lost for the second time in a row.