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Watch Devin McCourty return a blocked kick for a touchdown

Safety Cody Davis made the block.

Devin McCourty returned a blocked kick for a touchdown against the Chargers on Sunday. Harry How/Getty Images

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The Patriots are having themselves a day on special teams.

First, Gunner Olszewski returned a punt 70-yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to give the Patriots a 14-0 lead over the Chargers.

After a Patriots touchdown drive late in the first half, the Chargers drove the ball to New England’s 41-yard line — setting up a 58-yard field goal attempt with three seconds remaining before halftime. Kicker Michael Badgley’s attempt was blocked by Cody Davis, as Devin McCourty scooped up the ball and returned it for a touchdown, giving New England a 28-0 lead going into the locker room.

The touchdown is McCourty’s second of the season and the third of his career. He picked off Russell Wilson and returned the interception for a touchdown in the Patriots’ Week 2 loss to the Seahawks.

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