It's been a pretty good last few weeks for LeGarrette Blount. He carried the Patriots to a win over the Bills in Week 17, and after a bye week, he was at it again against the Colts in the Divisional Round. He scored a whopping four times -- including a 73-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter -- to help the Patriots back to their third AFC title game in as many years.
In Tim Layden's cover story, looking at the story lines beyond Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, Blount and New England's resurgent running game is sure to play a major role.
Asked for his thoughts on making the cover, Blount told reporters on Wednesday that he hadn't even seen it.