The New England Patriots have been very successful this season out of the backfield.
Power back LeGarrette Blount is 6th in the NFL with 556 yards through seven games. Blount’s 8 rushing touchdowns are a career-high and tied with Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson and San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon for the NFL lead.
James White has been exceptional emulating injured running back Dion Lewis’ pass-catching role as well.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 26, 2016
White is 6th in the league in running back receiving yards with 244. He’s tied with Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick for the lead league in receiving touchdowns by running backs with 3. White turned a short dump-off pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter of Week 7 into a 19-yard touchdown catch and run. Only David Johnson has compiled more yards after catch than White this season.
White has also caught 11 balls for first downs on the year.