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Previewing Vikings’ Week 12 game with Patriots Wire

Previewing Vikings’ Week 12 game with Patriots Wire

Nov 20, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) runs with the ball against New York Jets cornerback Michael Carter II (30) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

This rushing attack for the Patriots is ferocious. Forget about “You Got Mossed” and let’s talk about “You Got Grown Manned On” by Rhamondre Stevenson. As the Jets learned, the second-year running back could run through a brick wall to keep the chains moving.

Damien Harris is also healthy and back to serving in his role as a sledgehammer coming out of the offensive backfield. The Patriots will be able to move the ball on the ground against the Vikings defense as long as they don’t allow themselves to become too predictable. That means the team is going to have to buckle up, hold onto their butts and let Jones sling the ball around a bit.

I loved some of the play-action calls on the early downs, which is something Patriots fans have been begging to see when Jones is under center. New England might lack Minnesota’s household names at receiver, but they do have a bevy of guys that can make plays if Matt Patricia doesn’t goof up the play-calling.

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