Damien Harris' 100 Yard Stat Line Is Misleading

After the Patriots vs Dolphins game, I kept seeing the stat that Damien Harris had rushed for 100 yards, an impressive number. But while watching, it seemed to me that on most of his rushes, he kept hitting the pile and going nowhere. So I went to the stats:


Taking a look, a few things stand out:

  1. Only two rushes over 10 yards
  2. Only 6 rushes that gained a first down
  3. More than 50% of his rushing yards from his 3 best carries
  4. The 20 remaining rushes average just 2.2 yards per carry

As usual, the top level stats don't tell the whole story. The Patriot's running game needs to become a lot more consistent about picking up solid yardage.

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