As the New England Patriots bask in the glow of their first 8-0 start since 2007, they’re a little nervous about one of the more underrated players on the team’s offense.
Per a league source, the Patriots and running back Dion Lewis currently are awaiting the results of an MRI conducted Sunday night on a knee Lewis injured during Sunday’s win over Washington.
Lewis has only 234 yards rushing on the season, but he has added 388 receiving yards. He has four total touchdowns.
His modest numbers understate his impact on the offense, providing a degree of elusiveness none of the team’s other tailbacks possess. Indeed, the ordinarily zero-tolerance Bill Belichick has put up with fumbles and drops from Lewis, given his unique skill set.