The Patriots have been rolling this season, undefeated in November once again. Sunday was nothing new, as New England pummeled the Redskins in Foxboro. But the Patriots didn’t come away from the game clean, as shift back Dion Lewis left the game with a leg injury.
Lewis stayed on the ground after the injury but walked off under his own power. He was ruled out for the game, but the Patriots were ahead comfortably so that may have been a precautionary measure.
Lewis has been a huge boost for Brady and the Patriots offense, and a change of pace in the backfield. It’s reminiscent of when Danny Woodhead was a Patriot, but Lewis is a larger part of the offense. He’s tough to bring down on carries, and has good hands out of the backfield. So much so, the Patriots have been lining Lewis up at wide receiver at different moments during the season. Linebackers have no chance in coverage.
With a foot injury, it’ll be tough to gauge what type of production Lewis can have if he plays injured. The injury will likely affect his ability to plant and cut his foot, affecting his burst. The determining factor will be if Lewis practices this week, as always is the case with Bill Belicheck.
If it’s a torn ACL, it’s a tough blow for a promising young player. Lewis is 25 years old and in his fifth NFL season, and has 569 yards from scrimmage with four total touchdowns.