FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Deion Branch can recall his second game back with the New England Patriots last season following a four-year absence. It may be one he'd rather forget.
Despite pulling out a tight, 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers, the Patriots were held to 179 yards of total offense, the team's worst offensive output in its previous 134 games.
A franchise-record 622 yards in a win over Miami on Monday night, though, has Branch dismissing the past and focusing on Sunday, when the Patriots (1-0) host the Chargers (1-0) in his first home opener since 2004.