If LeGarrette Blount knew it was this simple to win an Offensive Player of the Week award, he probably would have done it much sooner.
All you have to do is put together 334 all-purpose yards -- 189 rushing, 145 in kickoff return -- and, boom!, the trophy is yours.
That's what Blount did in the Patriots' 34-20 win over Buffalo last Sunday, and that earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. It's the second time a Patriots has won the award this year; Tom Brady got it after leading the Pats to their come-from-behind, 34-31 overtime win over the Broncos on Nov. 24.
And now the rundown of just how record-setting Blount’s performance was, courtesy of the Pats' P.R. department:
Blount's 334 yards] 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.