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Titans RB Dion Lewis says ‘there’s no friends’ with Patriots on Sunday

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis used to play for the New England Patriots, but he’ll look to dominate his old teammates on Sunday. Lewis spent three years in New England, and he rushed for 863 yards for the Patriots last season before his move to Tennessee. He’s still close to some players in Foxboro, but they won’t be amicable when they meet each other on the gridiron.

“I’ve got a lot of friends there, but there’s no friends on Sunday,” Lewis told Jeff Howe of The Athletic.

Dion Lewis may be experiencing a drop in his production this season, but he can still be effective. Lewis recorded a receiving touchdown in his team’s latest victory over the Dallas Cowboys, and facing his old squad may give him some added motivation to perform. He says he doesn’t play for the money, as he has more meaningful reasons to suit up.

 “The only thing that really matters is what I do going forward. The money is cool and everything, but I had money before that. So it’s not a big deal to me. I just want to go out there and prove what I can do and play hard like I always do. I don’t really think about money. I play because I love the game. If you play through something for money, you’re not going to be pretty good at it. So I always play this game and will always play this game until it’s not fun anymore,” Lewis continued.

The Titans are sitting right at .500 with a 4-4 record. Meanwhile, the Patriots are leading the AFC East with a 7-2 record. Tennessee does boast one of the league’s best defenses though, so an interesting matchup may be in the works.