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Sony Michel credits Patriots offensive line for his third straight strong performance

Ryan Hannable
October 15, 2018 - 10:10 am
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FOXBORO -- This is what a first-round running back is supposed to look like.

After struggling in his first two games to open his NFL career, Sony Michel has really turned it on the last three weeks. The Georgia product has 316 yards on 67 carries and four touchdowns in his last three games, including 106 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns against the Chiefs Sunday night.

Speaking afterwards, Michel credited the offensive line.

“Everything was the O-line,” he said. “There was holes. It was probably hard [to see] from you guys’ perspective, but there was holes down there. But, yes, we made some plays, but we left yards out there. There were some that I thought could have been even bigger plays, but that’s football.” 

Michel is now averaging 4.4 yards per carry on the year and becoming a major part of the Patriots offense.

So, is this the kind of NFL success Michel imagined?

“I just expected when I got drafted to the Patriots to win football games,” Michel said. “It’s not really about me. It’s about this team. It’s about, ‘what can I do to help this team?’ If it’s 100 yards, it’s 100 yards. If it’s 2 yards, it’s 2 yards.” 

With he and James White being the only two running backs seeing significant playing time, it seems like he could get even better as the year moves along.

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