New England Patriots’ running back/receiver Danny Woodhead is closing in on 1,000 yards from scrimmage on the season. That’s an incredible feat considering that Woodhead didn’t join the team until Week 2 and didn’t see any playing time until Week 3. However, despite his late start with the team, he has become an integral part of the offense. When the Patriots were struggling to move the ball Sunday night against Green Bay, Woodhead saw more time and ended up finishing with more carries than BenJarvus Green-Ellis. What are his numbers looking like heading into the final two games?
Woodhead currently has 782 total yards from scrimmage. He has 435 yards rushing and 347 yards receiving. That would mean that over the final two games of the regular season, Woodhead would have to amass 218 total yards, or at least 109 yards per game. It’s certainly in the realm of possibility that this can be done, but it will be tough considering he is not a starting running back. The Pats will also likely be looking to chew up clock and end the final two games as quickly as possible, a role better suited for Green-Ellis. However, Woodhead has shown us that you can never count him out. His push to 1,000 yards from scrimmage will be something to monitor as the season comes to a close.