Ever since Kevin Faulk went out with a knee injury, the Patriots have been searching for a dependable third-down back.
Enter Danny Woodhead.
The 5-foot-9 running back, slowly becoming Bill Belicheck’s favorite target, rushed for a team-high 63 yards and caught five passes for 52 yards in a 23-20 overtime victory over the Ravens.
Woodhead had become a hero in New England, first, rushing for 42 yards and a touchdown in his first game as a Patriot (a 38-30 win). A week later, Woodhead rushed for 36 yards and caught an 11-yard TD pass in a 41-14 win over the Dolphins.
“I’ve approached the games like I’ve always done,” said Woodhead. “I’m just trying to learn every assignment that I need to know.”
“The more you’re here, the more you’re familiar with the work and I do feel more comfortable,” said Woodhead. “But you still want to keeping work at it because you want to always be on top of it.”