In as dramatic and tense a game as we’ve seen in the Belichick/Brady era, the Patriots knocked off top seeded San Diego Chargers yesterday 24-21. Rookie Stephen Gostkowski hit three more field goals, including the game-winner from 31 yards out with 1:10 left to go in the game. Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell combined for 183 yards and 2 TD’s and Troy Brown stripped the ball from San Diego cornerback Marlon McCree leading to a New England recovery after Tom Brady had been intercepted by McCree.

It’s a holiday here, so I don’t have the full links, but wanted to throw a few items out there, and may have some more as the day goes on.

Scott Benson has the Rear View of the game on the Patriots Game Day page. Check today’s stories on the Patriots News Mashup.

Peter King has 20 reasons why the Patriots beat the Chargers.

Chad Finn live-blogged the game yesterday, offering his thoughts as things unfolded.

The San Diego links:

This week, it’s another media dream as the Patriots will take on Adam Vinatieri and the Indianapolis Colts in Indy next Sunday.

To get a head start on the week, here’s a few links from Colts Land.

On the BSMW Power Play page, Mike looks at the Bruins reverting to old habits.