Adrian Phillips intercepted two passes and one of them returned 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 27-24 on Sunday.
It was the first match 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.
After the rookie Mac Jones found Jacob Meyers to make a two-point conversion and give New England a seven-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 a double-digit lead.
Joshua Palmer approached the Chargers 3 points with 40 seconds left when he hit a 24-yard reception from Herbert, for his first entry in the NFL, but Hunter Henry, ex tight end of the Chargers, recovered the back short kick to ensure the victory of the Patriots.
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.