Patriots video: Sony Michel scores another touchdown vs. Chiefs to put New England ahead late in AFC Championship Game
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Video: Sony Michel scores another touchdown vs. Chiefs to put Patriots ahead late in AFC Championship Game

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The New England Patriots lost their lead to the Kansas City Chiefs early in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship Game, but they got it right back, thanks to their rookie running back, Sony Michel.

Down by three and within field-goal range on a fourth-and-one situation, the Patriots blended audacity and championship poise by calling for a rushing play that resulted to a Michel touchdown, which in turn gave New England a 24-21 lead with only 3:50 remaining in regulation. It was Michel’s second touchdown of the night, having scored also in the first quarter during the game’s opening drive.

Michel has been smoking hot in the playoffs. Following a bye in the first round,  Michel came off an extended rest and scored three rushing scores to go with 129 rushing yards on 24 carries in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Foxboro during the divisional round.

Selected 31st overall in last year’s NFL Draft, Michel spent the earlier parts of the season sidelined with an injury and fighting for snaps in a crowded backfield, but found his form eventually to become the team’s go-to guy in rushing plays. He finished the regular season with 931 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 201 carries spread across 13 games.