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LeGarrette Blount named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Dec 31, 2013

LeGarrette Blount has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Patriots' 34-20 victory against Buffalo last Sunday.

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.