Hogan (ribs) was limited at practice Wednesday. Hogan took a shot to the ribs in the second quarter of Week 6's win over the Jets, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, but the wideout still ended up logging 63 out of a possible 68 snaps on offense in the contest. We fully expect Hogan to be a go Sunday night against the Falcons, though the Patriots could well end up listing him as questionable on Friday's final Week 7 injury report.
Hogan caught one of four targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets. Hogan was bottled up while Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski combined for 176 yards and two touchdowns. The fifth-year wideout had contributed at least 60 yards and a touchdown in four consecutive weeks coming in, but turned in a clunker similar to his eight-yard Week 1 performance against the Chiefs. While the multitude of weapons at New England's disposal gives Hogan a low floor, it looks like he's going to play a sizable role more often than not.
Hogan brought in eight of 11 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 19-14 win over the Buccaneers. Hogan's five-yard touchdown reception -- his fifth in the last four games -- capped off a nine-play, 75-yard drive in the second quarter and erased a 7-3 deficit. The 28-year-old Monmouth product has rattled off 22 receptions in the four contests since the opener and has clearly become a trusted red-zone target of Tom Brady. With the Patriots' pass-heavy tendencies thus far this season, Hogan's production hasn't suffered despite sharing the field with a host of other solid pass catchers. He'll look to extend his impressive scoring streak versus the Jets in Week 6.
Hogan hauled in five of his nine targets for 60 yards and a TD in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Panthers. Hogan now has four TDs over his last three games, while continuing to log plenty of work on a weekly basis. On Sunday, he was on the field for all but two of team's snaps on offense and he figures to remain busy Thursday, when the Patriots face the Buccaneers -- who have allowed an average of 315.7 passing yards per game -- on the road.
Hogan (knee) caught four of six targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 36-33 win over the Texans. Through a combination of good play design and opposing ineptitude, Hogan was open as could be on both of his touchdowns. They came from seven and 47 yards out, respectively, and were the second and third of five touchdowns thrown by quarterback Tom Brady. He ranked third in targets behind Rob Gronkowski (10) and Brandin Cooks (seven), which is an accurate depiction of their respective roles in this offense.
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|8||10/29||Los Angeles Chargers||27||24.00|
|17||12/31||New York Jets||14||18.00|
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|3 Year Avg||59||38||519||3||20||13.66||67|