Wide receiver Josh Gordon left the game on a couple of occasions to have his finger looked at by the team’s medical staff. After the 31-17 win was over, Gordon said that he dislocated his finger and was able to stay in the game after getting the finger popped back into place.
“I guess just like a freak accident — nothing too crazy,” Gordon said in his postgame press conference. “But, after one of the slant routes, I think some pressure fell on it and it dislocated, so I popped it back into place a couple times throughout the rest of the game, but it’s fine though.”
The finger didn’t keep Gordon from putting the finishing touches on the scoring Sunday night. Tom Brady threaded a pass to Gordon, who avoided a tackler and ran the ball into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown. It was his second score as a Patriot and his 130 yards were a high since coming to New England.