Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week
BOSTON (CBS) – After setting a new Patriots’ single-game record for all-purpose yards against the Bills on Sunday, LeGarrette Blount has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Blount racked up 334 all-purpose yards in New England’s 34-20 Week 17 win over the Buffalo Bills, rushing for 189 yards on the ground and collecting 145 kickoff return yards.
Blount’s performance topped a 51-year-old team record set by Larry Garron in 1962, when he had 272 all-purpose yards at Buffalo. Blount finished the game with a 7.9-yard per carry average, and his 189 rushing yards are the fifth-highest single-game rushing total in Patriots history.
In addition to his rushing totals, Blount had a career-long 83-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, the second longest non-touchdown kickoff return in team history. He also added a 62-yard return in the fourth quarter.
This is the first time in Blount’s career that he has received an AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor, and the second AFC Player of the Week honor for the Patriots in 2013. Tom Brady earned the honor after the Patriots come-from-behind 34-31 overtime win over Denver on Nov. 24 in Week 12.