Patriots have time of possession issues

Updated: October 29, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

You can't win without the ball.

That is, unless you are the New England Patriots.

On Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, the Patriots held the ball for only 25 minutes and 35 seconds, their shortest time of possession in a win since 2007. Their 179 net offensive yards were the third fewest in franchise history in a win.

One such game is easily explainable, particularly given the way the Chargers virtually handed the game away in the first half. However, this is a season-long ...

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