FOXBOROUGH — Of all the versatile playmakers the Patriots have on offense, LeGarrette Blount might have been down the list of candidates expected to shatter the team’s single-game all-purpose yardage record.
Acquired in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay, Blount wasn’t the leading rusher for the Patriots this season and had been part of an underwhelming rotation at returning kickoffs.
On Sunday, in a driving rain at Gillette Stadium that seemed tailor-made for a big, bruising back, Blount did even better. He turned a 34-20 win over Buffalo into his best day in four NFL seasons. Blount carried 24 times for a career high 189 yards and two touchdowns, rushing numbers the Patriots hadn’t seen all season. He also ran back two kicks for 145 yards. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.