For the first time ever, Tom Brady led the Patriots in rushing

Tom Brady showed off the wheels on his way to leading the Patriots in rushing for the first time ever.
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Tom Brady didn’t have his best game statistically against the New York Jets on Sunday, but he was still great in the Patriots’ 30-23 victory.

He completed 34 of 54 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns, but it was his legs that helped him accomplish something he’s never done before. For the first time in his 16-year career, Brady led the Patriots in rushing. Brady ran for a whopping 15 yards on four attempts with a touchdown, while the rest of the Patriots rushed for just one yard.

With Dion Lewis out, James White assumed his role and rushed twice for just four yards. LeGarrette Blount, who had been great over the past three games, ran the ball three times for minus-3 yards.

The Patriots committed to the pass against an elite Jets secondary that has been one of the best in the league, and it clearly worked as they earned the victory and remained undefeated.

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