Report: Christian Barmore avoided major knee injury

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Patriots rookie defensive tackle Christian Barmore went down with a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, but it looks like he’ll have a chance to be back for the team’s playoff opener.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Barmore went for an MRI on his knee on Monday. The test reportedly showed no signs of a major injury.

The Patriots will be in Buffalo on Saturday night, so they’ll release a practice report on Tuesday that will shed light on any limitations that Barmore is dealing with this week.

Barmore was a second-round pick this year. He appeared in all 17 games and recorded 46 tackles and 1.5 sacks on the year.

15 responses to “Report: Christian Barmore avoided major knee injury

  1. As important as he might be to the playoffs I am just as happy he won’t have to spend his first NFL off-season rehabbing a major injury. This young man is a beast of a defensive lineman!

  2. “Rest him against Buffalo which doesn’t run the football.”

    Bills are 6th in the league in rushing.

    Glad Barmore’s okay. He was a great pick for the Pats.

  3. Good to hear. Barmore was a draft steal, a serious contributor up front this season.

  4. The Patriots weakness already is run defense. And Barmore is a top player in the NFL at QB pressures. He’s a pass rusher, Godchaux and Carl Davis are the run stopping DTs.

  5. fritz1987 says:
    January 10, 2022 at 12:52 pm
    Bills average more rushing yards per game than the Pats

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    QBs that rely on scrambling on broken plays don’t count.

    NEs run game is clearly superior to that of Buffalo’s.

  6. The way the Pats have been playing since the bye has been rough. This is a tough matchup for them.

  7. “QBs that rely on scrambling on broken plays don’t count.

    NEs run game is clearly superior to that of Buffalo’s.”

    Yards on the ground count as running yards.

    The Bills also design quite a few runs for Allen. Which I wish they wouldn’t do as much, but it’s been consistently effective.

    I’m not sure where Allen ranks right now – top 5, I would think. But his dual threat ability has to be a nightmare for opposing DCs.

  8. Bills rush defense allows 14 yards less than the Pats. Their offense averages 3 yards more. Fairly even on both sides.
    Barnmore is disruptive in both running and passing. Sacks dont tell the whole story. Reference Richard Seymour. He is absolutely a huge score for a team that has struggled with team building in recent years.

  9. Allen is the 1 st QB in NFL history to pass for 4,000 and run for 750. Those aren’t broken play scrambles. Some guys just don’t know football.

  10. If those stats, 4,000/750, are accurate that’s immense. But it also indicates how heavily reliant the Bills are on one player. In virtually any field of endeavor, diversity is warranted if you want to limit risk.

    Allen makes himself much harder to defend because he diversifies his production. Belichick is excellent at taking one player out of the offense but that isn’t easy with Alllen.

    Likewise, Billsrthefuture makes an excellent point that running Allen so much, despite his size and speed, is a risk that’s well worth taking until it isn’t.

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