The New England Patriots have won six in a row. But they haven’t had their leading rusher for the past two weeks. However, that’s all about to change. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he’s likely to return Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
After missing the past two games with a knee injury, Patriots’ RB Sony Michel is likely to return Sunday vs. Titans, per source. Just needs a good week of practice with no setbacks, but on track.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 6, 2018
That’s wonderful news for the Patriots. After all, at 7-2 New England is hoping to keep pace with both the Chiefs (8-1) and Chargers (6-2) for the top spot in the AFC. After losing to the Patriots about a month ago, the Chiefs have won three in a row. Patrick Mahomes is still cruising under center. And after starting 1-2, the Chargers have won five in a row. That’s eerily similar to the Patriots, who’ve won six in a row after their own 1-2 start.
And they could do plenty more with Michel returning to the backfield. Before suffering his knee injury, he was averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Across six games — four starts — Michel has 422 yards out of the backfield to go along with four touchdowns. Now all that’s missing is Rob Gronkowski. Josh Gordon is finally heating up. Otherwise, the Pats are getting healthier and firing on all cylinders. Now they’re getting Michel back.
So are they about to run the table again?