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3. LeGarrette Blount will get 150 yards closer to 1,000-yard season
Blount has been around the NFL for some time, servicing several teams. But he has rushed for 1,000 yards just once, back when he recorded 1,007 yards as a rookie with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He came pretty close in his first stint in New England, gaining 772 yards in 2013.
There is a decent chance that Blount will be the Pats’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Stevan Ridley pulled it off in 2012. He just has to rush for 81 yards in each of the five remaining games.
Against the Eagles’ porous run defense, a unit which ranks 26th allowing 4.4 yards per carry, Blount will cover some ground toward the millennium mark. 150 yards closer, to be exact.
Blount is due for a big game. Since his 129-yard effort against the Redskins a month ago, Blount has rushed for 66, 56 and 27 yards. That downward trend will reverse Sunday afternoon when Blount tears off one of his best games as a Patriot, pacing the league in rushing yards on the day.
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