Ezekiel Elliott will score two touchdowns against former team
Although this may not be a typical revenge game we've grown accustomed to in the NFL, Ezekiel Elliott may treat it as such in his first matchup against his longtime former team.
The running back finally had a breakout game last week against the Jets, totaling 16 carries for 80 yards and leading the run game on the day. And hopefully, that will continue on Sunday, where we will see Mac Jones feed the new Patriots running back enough for him to score two touchdowns.
The New England offense was built around the idea that they would be a run-first team, with Rhamondre Stevenson leading the way. That is yet to happen this season, but playing in a dome where the weather won't be a factor and against a team that just allowed 222 rushing yards seems like the perfect day for it to all finally click.
It would be great to see Stevenson more involved in any capacity, whether on the ground or in the passing game, especially since he's coming off an impressive 1,000-yard season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him carry most of the load of the backfield, but Elliott is handed the ball in the red zone.
Bill O'Brien may be inclined to aim for that to happen, to allow him to score against his former team to prove they made a mistake releasing him earlier this year. Regardless, a bold prediction of Elliott scoring two touchdowns will hopefully not be so bold come Sunday night.