Pats Blount Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Patriots news release…

 
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – LeGarrette Blount has been named AFC Offensive
Player of the Week for his performance in
the Patriots' 34-20 victory against Buffalo last Sunday. It is the
first time in Blount's career that he has received an AFC Offensive
Player of the Week honor.

  
Blount set a new Patriots' single-game record with 334 all-purpose
yards against Buffalo, gaining 189 yards
from scrimmage and adding 145 kickoff return yards.

Blount's
performance topped the 51-year old team record set by Larry Garron on
Nov. 3, 1962, when Garron had 272 all-purpose yards at Buffalo.

Blount
finished the game with 189 rushing yards on 24 carries
for a 7.9-yard average, totaling the fifth-highest single-game rushing
total in Patriots history.

He also had a pair of 30-yard touchdown runs
with a 36-yard run in the second quarter and a 35-yard scoring run in
the fourth quarter. 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 added a 62-yard return in the fourth quarter.

   It is 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.