Sunday, January 12, 2014
Stats: Inside Blount's record game
By ESPN Stats & Information
The New England Patriots called designed rush plays on 46 of their 73 offensive snaps Saturday (63.0 percent), their highest rate in any postseason game since 2001, and scored a franchise-record six rushing touchdowns. The Patriots ran the ball 41.3 percent of the time in the regular season, 16th in the league.
New England became the third team in NFL history to score at least 43 points in a playoff game without a passing touchdown.
Here are a few more statistical nuggets from LeGarrette Blount's record game (four touchdowns, 166 yards):
• Blount became the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 125 yards and four touchdowns in a postseason game.
• He ran for 166 yards Saturday, 162 of which were gained on runs inside the tackles, fifth most by a player in a game this season. His total tied a franchise record for rushing yards in a playoff game.
• Blount had three of his four touchdown runs against eight or more defenders in the box, tied for the most such touchdowns in a game this season.
• Blount had 146 rush yards before contact, the second-most such yards for a player in a game this season (DeMarco Murray against the Rams in Week 3 -- 149).