The New England Patriots needed to start off the second half with a great drive after stalling for most of the second quarter. Well, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and running back LeGarrette Blount drove down the length of the field for an excellent score.
Garoppolo had to scramble a bit and even caught a deflected pass for a 3-yard gain, and rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell made an amazing move in the open field to shake a defender for a 28-yard gain.
Well, Blount did the rest:
Almost every single player on the Cardinals defense had a hand on Blount and he actually pulled six of them into the end zone to give the Patriots a 17-7 lead.
Blount is running harder than I’ve seen him run in his entire tenure with the Patriots. He’s collected 58 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, which is a 4.14 yard per carry average.
The Patriots are going to rely on Blount for much of the second half to drain the clock if they continue to hold the lead.