New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has been dominating in 2017, and he won an award for his efforts against the rival Buffalo Bills.
“Dion Lewis is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after a 129-yard rushing day that also included a career-high in touches,” wrote Mike Giardi of NBC.
This is the second time he’s won the award, which tells you a lot about the way New England’s offense is playing this year. His first win came in Week 10.
The game against Buffalo on Sunday was perhaps Lewis’ best, helping the Patriots move that much closer to locking down the top seed in the AFC and ensuring that everyone has to come through Foxborough if they want to get to the Super Bowl.
“Lewis set new career-highs in multiple statistical categories during New England’s 37-16 victory, including rushing attempts (24) and rushing yards (129),” reported Bernd Buchmasser of Pats Pulpit. “The 27-year old also scored twice and recorded a team-high 5 catches, gaining 24 yards – all while also serving as the Patriots’ kick returner and running back 2 kickoffs for a combined 43 yards.”
He’s really a do-everything back, the perfect type of player for the Patriots. They’ll do everything they can to get the ball in his hands so that he has a chance to make explosive plays. That could be important in those home playoff games that Lewis is working so hard to earn.