Foxboro is not the place to be if you are a huge fan of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. Well, this ‘undefeated’ is probably going to change real quick as Sony Michel did it again.
The Patriots rookie running back scored his second touchdown in the game against the Chiefs. Michel reached pay-dirt as he ran for a 1-yard touchdown that gave the Patriots a 24-9 lead over the Chiefs.
This drive was somewhat different than the team’s first of the game, because the Patriots traveled 75 yards on seven plays. The receiver did a great job, and his second score was absolutely brilliant.
The first touchdown was actually an instant 1-play drive starting at the 4-yard line. Dont’a Hightower had a nice interception and return which allowed Michel to score. If you go for numbers, the rookie running back now has 60-yard rushing on 5.5 yards per carry.
Michel is doing an excellent job in this contest. He rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 matchup against the Miami Dolphins, and then was able to rush for 98 yards and a score in the Week 5 matchup against the Indianapolis Cols.
With this three game touchdown streak we can freely say that Michel is the first back with such a run since Benjarvus Green-Ellis in 2008.
Before this game, the running back was on pace for 900 yards on the season. This is actually great if you take into consideration that he missed the preseason and Week 1 contest. The running back had fluid drained out of his knee. Michel was limited in practice, and was a game-time decision for the matchup against the Chiefs. However, we can see him on the field, and he looks pretty healthy and confident. The Patriots can exhale now, as the rookie is doing his job in the best way possible.