WR Chris Hogan - Carolina Panthers
|6-1, 215||Born: 10-24-1988||College: Monmouth||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 3 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Chris Hogan caught his first pass as a Panther in this game, a shallow crossing route that went for a short gain. Notably, he was rotated into the line-up at times as Carolina was managing the clock towards the end of the game, a nod to his run blocking skills.
2019 Week 17 vs NO (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Oft-forgotten receiving option Chris Hogan made a couple of plays on short passes as the Panthers transitioned to an up-tempo approach in the second half but was largely anonymous against a defense that was primed to play the pass with a huge lead.
2018 Week 1 vs HOU (5 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Hogan had a fairly disappointing day, as he wasn't targeted much, and didn't separate as well as normal. With a thin WR corps and Julian Edelman on suspension, he should kick things into gear, but his Week 2 matchup doesn't get any easier.
2018 Week 2 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 42 / 2 rec)
Though the stat line may be misleading at first glance, Hogan wasn't targeted heavily during the game. Part of it was good defense/lack of separation, and part was pressure from the defensive pass rush. Either way, he did salvage two scores. The first was a short in route from the 7 yard line, while the second saw him wide open on a small slant with open road ahead. Hogan still hasn't had a heavy involvement game through two weeks, and with only two more games til Julian Edelman is back, he will need to show more.
2018 Week 3 vs DET (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Once again, Chris Hogan was nearly invisible, further showing that he's having trouble separating. With Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon due back soon, he may continue to have a bit role.
2018 Week 4 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Hogan was once again invisible, with one target to show for his efforts on the day. With Julian Edelman coming back and Josh Gordon getting acclimated, he may not have a big role in the offense going forward.
2018 Week 5 vs IND (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Though he played a full complement of snaps, Hogan's dwindling importance continued with Julian Edelman back. In fact, his "biggest" play of the game was a drop that turned into an interception. Truly a microcosm of Hogan's slow season.
2018 Week 6 vs KC (4 / 4 / 78 / 0 rec)
Hogan had two key catches in the 4th quarter than helped set up Patriots scores. Beyond that, his outing was fairly muted, as he is clearly lower on the totem pole for targets. This may well be his biggest yardage day of the year.
2018 Week 15 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 68 / 1 rec)
Hogan was not involved much but did have two notable plays. The first was Hogan's touchdown reception. Hogan's route starts cutting across the field and two Steelers defenders completely lose track of him. Hogan makes the easy reception and races to the end zone untouched. Hogan's second key play was in the third quarter. On a 3rd and 16 play Hogan drew a pass interference on Joe Haden, when Haden didn't need to interfere, and keep a Patriots drive going which would lead to a field goal.
2018 Week 17 vs NYJ (11 / 6 / 64 / 0 rec)
After a frustrating season, Hogan had a decent day, though it came on 11 targets. Brady did miss a wide open Hogan for an easy touchdown, but there were scripted plays for Hogan, including multiple screens/short passes. This may have been a warm-up for the playoffs to see if a connection could be forced, but Hogan will be needed more with Josh Gordon out.
2018 Week 19 vs LAC (5 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
With James White, Julian Edelman, and Sony Michel seeing the lion's share of touches, there wasn't much for Hogan to do. As a result, he didn't make much of an impact on the box score or in the game.
2018 Week 20 vs KC (7 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Once again seeing heavy snaps, Chris Hogan made a few grabs but none bigger than his amazing one handed catch on 3rd down with the Pats trailing in the 4th quarter. Hogan speared a pass with one hand then pinned it against himself on a narrow catch. It's been a down year for Hogan and his separation isn't as good as it once was, but he is blocking well and his number will be called upon in the Super Bowl.
2017 Week 1 vs KC (5 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
Expectations were high for Hogan, but he simply could not produce against the Chiefs. He was well covered for most of the game, and in fact had more carries than catches, as the Patriots used him on 3 reverse sweeps with mixed results. Hogan should see more success in the future, but will remain a volatile asset on a week to week basis.
2017 Week 2 vs NO (6 / 5 / 78 / 1 rec)
Chris Hogan was the most consistent wide receiver on the day for the Patriots, busting a couple long gains. His touchdown was off a pick play with Philip Dorsett. Initially, the referees called offensive pass interference, but the flag was picked up, making the touchdown good. Notably, Hogan was also limping during parts of the second half, and acted as a semi-decoy on a couple plays. His injury is worth monitoring.
2017 Week 3 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 68 / 2 rec)
Thanks to some sloppy coverage, Chris Hogan was able to grab two touchdowns. His first was a wide open touchdown in the end zone where he simply wasn't covered by anyone. The second was a longer touchdown with similarly shoddy coverage that he managed to take to the house. Along with Brandin Cooks, Hogan helps set the table for the deep passing game, meaning he could go off on any given week.
2017 Week 4 vs CAR (9 / 5 / 60 / 1 rec)
Hogan had some good and some bad, but remained heavily involved in the offensive game plan. He snared a short touchdown on a marvelous laser pass from Tom Brady, and narrowly missed another after a drop.
2017 Week 5 vs TB (11 / 8 / 74 / 1 rec)
Chris Hogan's role has become very stable, and was especially so against the Bucs with Rob Gronkowski sitting out. Hogan scored the only touchdown of the day for the Patriots, a short 5 yard stick route that the defender wasn't able to bat away. He and Danny Amendola were the primary reasons the offense was able to do much of anything, and he'll continue to remain a valuable asset.
2017 Week 6 vs NYJ (4 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Chris Hogan was not as involved in the game against the Jets as usual. Part of it was due to a huge shot to the ribs that saw him banged up for a bit, but a bigger part was the focus on Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski, and balancing the passing and running game to an extent. There will be better days ahead.
2017 Week 7 vs ATL (6 / 4 / 71 / 0 rec)
Due to game script, Hogan only caught 4 passes while Tom Brady only attempted 29 passes. Hogan was also knocked out of the game briefly while being checked for a concussion, but seemed to be okay. His highlight was a 3rd and 16 conversion early in the game on a route towards the sideline.
2017 Week 8 vs LAC (7 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
The big news for Hogan was his injury. As Hogan was hit by a defender, trainers came to look at him, and he eventually walked off the field with his arm hanging limp by his side, slamming his helmet in frustration. It is something definitely worth monitoring. Prior to that, he was playing well with no huge plays to speak of.
2017 Week 14 vs MIA (5 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
In his first game back from injury, Chris Hogan was simply beat by coverage and inaccurate quarterbacking. As a result, he caught one pass for one yard. Better days are assuredly ahead.
2017 Week 19 vs TEN (4 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Coming back from a long injury layoff, Hogan's only catch was a short slant touchdown. Expect him to be more involved next week, though the matchup is daunting.
2016 Week 1 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 60 / 1 rec)
Chris Hogan and Malcoln Mitchell split the 2a/2b role as wide receivers, with Hogan's best work coming on a 37 yard touchdown catch that saw him absolutely burn RB-turned-CB Brandon Williams. It was basically a go route, but Hogan added a fake that caught Williams totally off guard. Hogan will likely have inconsistent stat lines, but may pop off for a good game or two every once in a while.
2016 Week 2 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
Hogan and Edelman operated as the primary receivers, playing the most snaps in the receiver group. Hogan had a workmanlike day, including a nice leaping catch on a chunk gain. However, with Jacoby Brissett likely playing the next week or two, his production may take a hit.
2016 Week 3 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Because of the gameplan, Hogan wasn't too involved despite a high snap count. Jacoby Brissett narrowly missed him on a deep ball, but beyond that, there wasn't much opportunity for him.
2016 Week 5 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 114 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Leading the Patriots in receiving yards on the day, Hogan repeatedly hooked up with Tom Brady on deep balls and chunk gains. On one of his deep balls, he would have likely scored if he didn't have to dive for the pass. He was also hurt on an end around after landing awkwardly and briefly left the game, but was deemed no worse for wear and returned. Hogan seems to be settling in as the second WR option in New England, but will have up and down days.
2016 Week 6 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 39 / 0 rec)
With Tom Brady spreading the ball around, Chris Hogan only had one catch, but made it count with a deep gainer. Unlike last game, however, Hogan had less scripted plays drawn up, as the Patriots attacked the Bengals linebackers and safeties. Hogan will play heavy snaps going forward, but his performances may be up and down on the stat sheet.
2016 Week 7 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Hogan had a quiet day save for a bad fumble on a catch he made. Hogan is still operating as the #2 wide receiver on the team, but as expected, he will have up and down stat lines. Hogan did sit some snaps after his fumble, but this shouldn't be a long term affair.
2016 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 4 / 91 / 1 rec)
The revenge game narrative was fulfilled, as Chris Hogan burned ace cornerback Stephon Gilmore on several plays. His highlight was a long 53 yard touchdown in which he simply outran his covering cornerback, caught a deep toss in stride, and high stepped into the end zone. Hogan played nearly every snap, further cementing his status as the WR2 in the Pats offense.
2016 Week 10 vs SEA (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Hogan didn't register a catch. Perhaps his injury limited him, but he wasn't called upon much during the game.
2016 Week 12 vs NYJ (5 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)
Hogan lost some work to Malcolm Mitchell, but still played a nearly full game. However, Hogan was 5th on the team in targets, as the Patriots worked Mitchell and newly activated Dion Lewis into the fold. His biggest play may have been a trick play in which he threw the ball to Mitchell to draw pass interference.
2016 Week 13 vs LA (5 / 4 / 23 / 1 rec)
Rotating 3rd receiver snaps, Hogan scored the Patriots' lone receiving score on a nice back shoulder throw from Tom Brady. Beyond that, it was a fairly quiet day, as Julian Edelman and Malcolm Mitchell saw a bulk of the passing work.
2016 Week 14 vs BAL (7 / 5 / 129 / 1 rec, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
The play that mattered for Chris Hogan was the one that shut the door on the Ravens. With momentum clearly in the Ravens' favor fresh off 20 straight points, Chris Hogan ran a deep route on the first play of the series. That deep route resulted in a 79 yard deep strike for a touchdown, which put the Patriots up by two scores. Hogan's defender slipped a bit on the play, but it was still a nice grab that some receivers might have easily dropped. The ball was also placed perfectly by Tom Brady. Though his role is inconsistent, Hogan is still seeing a good snap share, and will contribute in some fashion from game to game.
2016 Week 15 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Because the Patriots focused on the run game, Hogan's opportunities were limited.
2016 Week 16 vs NYJ (5 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Similar to Malcolm Mitchell, Hogan's number wasn't called much, as the Patriots didn't need their passing attack for much of the game. His one catch was a nice one handed leaping grab in traffic.
2016 Week 17 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Hogan was a fairly minor part of the gameplan, as Tom Brady spread the ball around liberally beyond Julian Edelman. As a result, his catches were surprisingly all short ones, as intermediate and deep connections were missed.
2016 Week 19 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 95 / 0 rec)
Hogan played well while he was in the game, but did sit out a portion of the second half due to injury. When he was in the game, he caught a couple deep passes, and drew a 30 yard P.I. call for good measure. Hogan operated as the second wide receiver while he was in the game, and did exactly what he was called upon to do.
2015 Week 2 vs NE (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Hogan's only target came on a bootleg by Taylor that Hogan failed to convert into a TD.
2015 Week 3 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 42 / 1 rec)
Hogan's TD was the result of the cornerback thinking he had safety help. The defender was step by step with Hogan until the Dolphin turned around and let him loose to walk into the endzone.
2015 Week 4 vs NYG (5 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
Hogan had his biggest game yet with five catches on all five of his targets. He showed toughness in taking a major hit on third down, converting because he held onto the ball. Hogan isn't the best wide receiver in the NFL but Tyrod Taylor has to throw to someone when the Bills are down big.
2015 Week 5 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 52 / 1 rec)
Hogan's three catches on three targets was the best receiver play the Bills had on Sunday. He was wide open for a TD on a short flat route. On the longest play of the game, a 46 yard bomb from Taylor, Hogan cleanly outran his defender. He was also the Bills second best quarterback; Hogan completed a pass to Taylor on a failed trick play at the Tennessee 6-yard line.
2015 Week 6 vs CIN (5 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
In the first quarter, Hogan managed to blow by both Bengals covering him. Unfortunately, Manuel radically underthrew the ball and it was intercepted. If the pass was on point, Hogan would have had a TD. In his other opportunities, Hogan displayed adequate running with the ball in his hand. As one of the few non-injured players in this offense, Hogan will get his opportunities but needs his inconsistent QBs to connect.
2015 Week 7 vs JAX (11 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)
Considering he had an 11 target game, Hogan didn't display any special talent. He showed off his good ability to "catch the ball and turn upfield" when the Bills calmed the offense down for Manuel but not much else. Hogan is a decent enough player to run the routes he's told to run but won't have that many surprising plays.
2015 Week 11 vs NE (7 / 6 / 95 / 0 rec)
There is some mysterious power in the air that causes defenders to forget about Hogan and not cover him through his route. As in his other big games, Hogan's best ability seems to be being in the right place and right time to take advantage of broken defensive plays. But that wasn't all that Hogan did. On his first target of the game, Hogan beat his defender and was multiple steps ahead with only a few yards remaining for a sure TD. However, Tyrod Taylor underthrew the ball and it was impossible for Hogan to recover. Taylor's best pass of the night was one thrown to Hogan when Hogan had beaten his cornerback yet again. After two weeks with no targets at all, Hogan finished with most yards and tied for most receptions on the Bills. He is far too inconsistent of a player to trust every week.
2015 Week 12 vs KC (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Hogan's 34 receiving yards were second behind only Sammy Watkins. All three of his receptions came on third down and four of his five targets as well. Both of the incompletions thrown his way were not Hogan's fault. The first incompletion had a defender draped over Hogan who punched the ball away while the second incompletion looked like a catch but the call on the field was that the ball hit the ground. If Rex Ryan had challenged that play, Hogan may have had three third down conversions and the Bills comeback drive may have had a new set of downs to work with. As it was, a following incompletion from Tyrod Taylor and the Bills' offense was done. Hogan and Robert Woods continue to fight for the second WR position across from Sammy Watkins but neither has made a strong case for themselves.
2015 Week 13 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
The third WR both in amount of targets and in quality of play, Hogan was not memorable in a game with only 11 receptions. The Bills' offense does not have many opportunities for players far back in the depth chart to consistently stand out.
2015 Week 14 vs PHI (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Hogan had five targets but could never seem to shake his coverage for big plays. Most significantly, Hogan made an athletic catch in the endzone versus tight coverage but was pushed out of bounds while in the air. Blame can partially be put on Tyrod Taylor for not leading Hogan more inbounds but there was not a lot of room between Hogan and the defender.
2015 Week 15 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Hogan only had one reception but had opportunities for more yards. He beat three defenders deep but could not come down with a decently thrown ball for the big gain. He also got open in the middle of the field enough for a first down but a combination of an overthrown ball and offensive holding doubly negated the play. With Woods likely out for the remainder of the season, Hogan is now the #2 WR for the Bills and will see the corresponding increase in targets.
2015 Week 16 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
With Percy Harvin and Robert Woods on IR, Hogan is the defacto #2 WR for the Bills. Near the end of the first half, he was targeted and caught a big third and 17 conversion. However, a few plays later Hogan was out-positioned by a defender for an interception in the endzone. He also made an athletic jumping reception. As has been the case for Hogan all year, he played decently but did not step up beyond that.
2015 Week 17 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Ostensibly the #2 receiver for the Bills heading into the game, Hogan was out-targeted by newcomer Greg Salas. His two plays of consequence were an offensive pass interference while running after an overthrown ball to prevent an interception (there was no flag on the play) and an aborted throw via a fleaflicker that turned into a running gain of a few yards. Hogan will be a RFA in the upcoming offseason but his play has not warranted a big new contract.
2014 Week 5 vs DET (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Hogan caught both targets on Sunday with both catches coming in the first half. His first catch, Hogan ran an out on 3rd and 7 and just missed turning the short throw into a first down. Hit immediately, Hogan slipped that first tackle attempt and worked his way to the marker but was ultimately given a poor spot just short of the line to gain. Hogan worked the seam on his next catch and made a nice catch in traffic to help the offense get out of a 1st and 30. Orton placed the ball just in front of the safety and Hogan made a fearless effort to rein the throw in whilst simultaneously absorbing a rough shot from the safety for a 21-yard gain.
2014 Week 6 vs NE (6 / 5 / 72 / 1 rec)
Starting in place of Mike Williams, Chris Hogan made the most of his opportunity as he caught five of six targets and an eight-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Hogan's first catch took the offense to the one-yard line and led directly to the Bills first touchdown. Hogan ran a simple slant and if not for a slightly inaccurate throw could probably have resulted in a touchdown. Hogan was forced to go low to make the catch and was touched down just before reaching the end zone. Hogan picked up 24 yards on his next catch, his long on the day, as he ran a deep in and then picked up 15 more yards as his facemask was grabbed on the catch. Hogan made up for a poor drop on his next catch as he made a diving 17-yard catch to take the Bills inside the 10-yard line. Orton's throw was low, but Hogan laid out and was able to get his hands underneath the ball just before it skipped off the turf. Orton went right back to Hogan the following play for an eight-yard touchdown. Again working from the slot, Hogan worked into the end zone before breaking the route outside. Orton perfectly dropped the throw over the underneath coverage and Hogan made a sliding catch for the touchdown. Hogan caught one more pass on the team's final drive, picking up 17 yards as he worked down the middle of the field.
2014 Week 7 vs MIN (6 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
Hogan received a second consecutive start as the Bills third wide receiver and was second on the team in targets, catches and yards. Hogan's day started with disaster as he caught a short toss from the slot on an in and in the process of fighting for extra yards had the ball knocked from his hands by a trailing Chad Greenway. The Bills were deep in Viking territory as the play had taken Buffalo to the Viking 15-yard line. Hogan picked up 15 yards on his next catch, a short toss as he immediately angled wide on the snap and received the benefit of an obvious, but not called, hold from Robert Woods. Hogan picked up nine yards combined on next two catches before setting up the game-winning play with a tremendous effort on his fifth and final catch. Working down the sideline, Hogan was forced to elevate as Orton went high and back-shoulder on the toss. Xavier Rhodes was in solid position on the play, but Hogan's effort simply won out as he fully extended to make the initial grab and then both held on through contact with ground and didn't let Rhodes tear the ball loose upon contacting the turf despite landing flat on his back. The connection went for 28 yards and took the offense down to the Minnesota two-yard line.
2014 Week 8 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Hogan only caught one pass, picking up 14 yards as he worked his way back to Orton on the catch. It was a nice diving play, but the low throw prevented Hogan from picking up the first down on the connection forcing one of many punts on the day for Buffalo.
2014 Week 10 vs KC (7 / 5 / 57 / 1 rec)
Chris Hogan scored the lone touchdown on Sunday and continued to show a rapport with Kyle Orton as he's firmly established himself as the Bills third wide receiver. Working from the slot, Hogan was able to get inside the coverage after a slight lean outside and caught the ball at the 10-yard line. The Chiefs didn't seem too concerned with bringing Hogan down and he just muscled his way the final 10 yards into the end zone. Hogan's next catch went for 13 yards on a deep in that had more yards to be gleaned but a low throw prevented Hogan from running after the catch. Two short tosses followed, with Hogan finishing his day off with a 17-yard gain on a deep out where coaches and fans have to be a little disappointed in the receiver's inability to get that one extra yard necessary for a first down. Showing his confidence in Hogan, Orton tried to hit him on the next drive in the end zone on a corner route but the throw was just too far off target.
2014 Week 11 vs MIA (9 / 7 / 74 / 0 rec)
Chris Hogan led all wide receivers in yards for the second consecutive week and only trailed Bryce Brown in targets with nine. Hogan's first three catches all came on third down and all moved the sticks as Miami had no answer in the early going. Seven yards on his first catch, Hogan followed that play up with a corner route for a 15-yard gain. The defensive back lost his footing just before the ball arrived making for an easy completion on the sideline. Hogan picked up 14 yards on his next catch as he slithered across the middle of the field after the previous drive ended with an end zone target that was ultimately knocked down at the line of scrimmage. Hogan turned two bubble screens into 10 total yards before netting 17 yards on his long on the day. Successfully working the slot as he did all night, Hogan easily got inside the coverage on the post. Much like the rest of the Bills passing game, Hogan essentially disappeared following his longest catch and didn't record his final reception until the Bills last drive with the game out of hand. Sitting on the sideline just off the line, Hogan was able to turn the uber-lax coverage into an 11-yard gain. Orton's favorite target all season has far and away been Sammy Watkins, but worth noting on Thursday night was Hogan's first four targets coming on the Bills first four third downs. Clearly he has the trust of Kyle Orton as the two are on the same page, which doesn't seem to be the case with Robert Woods.
2014 Week 12 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
A victim of game flow and opportunity, Chris Hogan only caught two balls for a measly five yards. Running a quick out on his first catch, Hogan was hit immediately for a three-yard gain. Hogan was just short of the first down on a drive that ultimately ended with a failed fourth down attempt the following play. Hogan's next catch came on a bubble screen and only went for a couple yards after he just barely stepped out of bounds just prior to lunging forward. Getting one more target, Hogan couldn't handle the low throw as he dropped what would have been a first down.
2014 Week 13 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)
Chris Hogan had a very quiet day for the most part, but did turn one of his two catches into the Bills lone offensive touchdown. Working from the slot, Hogan ran a quick out underneath the outside route and easily outran the defender to the pylon for the score.
2014 Week 14 vs DEN (9 / 7 / 54 / 1 rec)
Clearly a favorite play of the Bills, two of Hogan's first three catches came on identical plays. Hogan worked behind the line of scrimmage and slipped into the flat as Orton booted to his right, with the first catch going for six yards and the next one amassing 12 yards. Hogan went short on his next catch before scoring the Bills first touchdown in the 4th quarter. Running from the slot, Hogan ran beneath an in-cutting Sammy Watkins. Aquib Talib tried to follow Hogan wide but collided with Watkins and that left Hogan running free on the outside. One more block at the goal line from Watkins and Hogan ran untouched into the end zone for a 14-yard catch. Hogan caught two more passes on the Bills final drive as he curled up uncovered beneath the sagging Bronco coverage.
2014 Week 15 vs GB (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Chris Hogan's lone catch, of his two targets, came on a hitch as Orton inexplicably threw six yards short of the first down marker on third down. Not necessarily one to create in space, Hogan did little with it as he dropped almost immediately.
2014 Week 16 vs OAK (9 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Hauling in the second most targets on the team meant little in terms of production for Chris Hogan, as he only caught three of his nine targets with 31 of 43 yards coming on one play. Running a shallow crosser, Hogan was able to slip Charles Woodson's attempted tackle and curl up the sideline before being pushed out of bounds after a 31-yard gain. Hogan should have had a much bigger game, but couldn't get a well-thrown ball from his quarterback to save his life. After getting behind the coverage on a deep post, Hogan had to play defender to break up a potential interception after Orton badly underthrew him. Orton underthrew him again a bit later, resulting in another near interception before throwing well over Hogan's head resulting in an interception.
2013 Week 5 vs CLE (5 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Hogan stepped in as the 3rd receiver when Johnson exited the game but only caught two balls on his five targets. Running mostly timing routes, Hogan and the quarterbacks struggled to consistently connect. Hogan did make a nice move on his second catch, hauling in the short out and spinning away from the initial tackler to pick up five more yards before stepping out of bounds.
2013 Week 6 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Hogan was targeted three times, but his only play of note was a drop on the third possession. Running a quick slant, Hogan couldn't pull down the high throw and the Bills were forced to settle for a FG.
2013 Week 10 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Stepping in for an injured Stevie Johnson, Hogan had one really good catch on his lone target for 16 yards. Hogan ran a quick slant and Manuel's throw was high and behind the WR. Hogan reached back against his body and was able to paw the pass down for a 16-yard catch. Unfortunately, Hogan took a shot to his back/back of his head on the way down and was forced out of the game.
2013 Week 11 vs NYJ (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Known as '7-11' for his ability to consistently get open, Hogan made sure to represent his nickname well early on. On the Bills first scoring drive, Hogan picked up two crucial 1st downs on the same route. Working out of the slot, Hogan's first catch went for 11 yards on an out. Four plays later, this time on 3rd down; Hogan ran another out for 12 yards. Hogan's final catch came on the first drive out of halftime and looked very much like his first two. Again needing a 1st down, Manuel hit the WR on an out for six yards when the offense needed three to convert the half's first 3rd down.
2013 Week 14 vs TB (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Hogan's lone target and catch went for 12 yards on the opening possession of the 2nd half, but was otherwise an uneventful day for the sparingly used WR.
2013 Week 16 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Hogan caught two balls for what would appear to be a paltry eight yards. However, Hogan's second catch was pretty substantial as it came on the Bills 19-play drive in the 2nd half. '7-11', as he is known around One Bills Drive, curled up right at the marker on 3rd down. Despite having Brent Grimes all over him made the four-yard catch to keep the drive going. On the Bills initial scoring drive, Hogan and Lewis just missed what could have been a 27-yard TD connection. The WR initially worked outside on his break, but quickly cut back inside just as the DB opened his hips. With coverage behind him, Hogan was running free down the seam but Lewis overthrew his WR.