Damien Harris’ pumped-up practice proves he’s ready to dominate Bills

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 06: Damien Harris #37 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 06: Damien Harris #37 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

Just when it looked like Damien Harris and the New England Patriots were going to be nearly unbeatable due to their strong running game and crushing defense, the Colts invited Mac Jones to Indianapolis and beat up the young rookie to the tune of two back-breaking interceptions.

While Rhamondre Stevenson has proven that he can be the featured back in this offense, the Patriots’ attack is just more lethal whenever Harris is out there on the field. After running for 111 yards and a touchdown in New England’s win against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, Harris left the game with an injury and missed the Colts matchup.

With this week’s game promising less inclement weather for a Buffalo team looking to get some sweet revenge on New England, Harris needs to be back in the lineup. Now that he has officially returned to practice, No. 37 is more than ready to take on Buffalo once again.

Harris was spotted at practice looking upbeat and motivated to once again lay waste to a Bills defense that had no answers for him or the New England ground game a few weeks ago. Look for a dominant performance from Harris since the BIlls might not have the horses to keep up with the Patriots’ rushing attack.

Damien Harris is ready to dominate for the Patriots.

Harris has run for 754 yards and nine touchdowns this season, improving upon a breakout 2020 campaign. The presence of Stevenson may have cut into some of Harris’ shine, but he is still proving to be an effective north-south runner with enough burst to break off big plays.

As impressive as Jones has been, asking him to win these next three games on the strength of his arm alone would be one heck of a challenge for a quarterback of his age. We’ve already seen Harris run the ball down Sean McDermott’s throat, so why not try it out again?

Harris was seen shouting in the direction of Jones after receiving a handoff during a drill. After one week away, a week in which DeForest Buckner and the Colts were able to shut down the running game, Harris is more than ready to re-energize the squad and take home the division crown.

Patriots fans have missed Harris’ unique combination of tackle-breaking, shoulder-lowering football, and it seems like the former Alabama star is ready to remind both the Bills and the rest of the NFL that he’s one of the AFC’s best young backs.