Tencent Sports News, November 22 (text/ESPN Mike Reiss/Aibo) The New England Patriots have won in the past two weeks, and their road offense in time to recover their state has become the key to their steady progress and victory . Now, on the eve of the 11th week, they have returned to an important weapon in the offensive on the road. It is reported that the Patriots will activate former first-round running back Sony Mitchell from the injury list and let him be the second running back after Damian Harris.
Patriots coach Bill Bilicek expressed optimism about Mitchell’s return in an interview on Wednesday. He said the running back is training hard and has great hope of returning to the game. The Patriots led Harris in the past two weeks, and under the high-quality cover of the offensive line, showed a very tough side; and Mitchell’s return can undoubtedly enrich the Patriots’ rushing form, in the first 3 games of this season In, he completed 26 rushing times, advancing 173 yards and 1 touchdown.
Harris replaced the injured Mitchell as a running back after the team defeated the Raiders in September, completing 85 rushes for 471 yards and 1 touchdown. The average rushing yard for 5.5 yards is very impressive. But he has minor injuries to his chest and ankle, so Mitchell will share the pressure of Harris with veteran running back Rex Burkhead and catcher running back James White. If necessary, lose rookie JJ. -Taylor can also provide some support.
The Patriots, who are currently 4 wins and 5 losses, will challenge the Texans who have 2 wins and 7 losses in the away game this week. It is conceivable that the road offense must be the Patriots’ offensive method that accounts for a large proportion of this game. Because the Texans lost 167.4 yards per game on the road and 5.2 yards per gear lost on the road, they are the lowest in the league. The Patriots ranked third in the league in rushing yards per game with 161.1 yards per game and 4.8 yards per game. Ranked seventh.
In order to make room for Mitchell, the Patriots released fourth-year defensive end Derrick Rivers and second-year guard Garter Flohold. The team also added linebacker Terez-Hall to the 53-man roster, as well as veteran wide receiver Donte Moncliffe, who will be added to the injured former first-round pick. Kil-Harry provided support. They also signed veteran defensive tackle Achim Spencer into the training roster.
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