Lewis returned to practice in late October and has a chance to be active for Sunday’s showdown with the Seattle Seahawks.
His performance in this week’s practices provides plenty of reason for optimism.
Patriots teammates have been “giddy” about Lewis’ return, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Lewis has been so electric in the open field that Blount described him as an unfair matchup for opposing safeties.
Don’t expect Lewis to immediately replace James White as Tom Brady‘s sidecar in spread-attack formations just yet. Although Garafolo senses that Lewis is making a case to play Sunday night, the expectation is that it would be in a limited role as he’s eased back into the backfield rotation.
Might it be the opposite story this time around?
The NFL’s best team is growing stronger in the lead up to Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLIX rematch.