Prior to Saturday's AFC divisional showdown with the Colts, Blount was one of 20 players on the Patriots’ 53-man active roster who had never been in uniform for an NFL playoff game.
Now, the bulldozing Blount has broken a Patriots record and tied another. Blount set a team record -- regular season and postseason -- with his fourth rushing touchdown of the game. The fourth touchdown came on a 73-yard run in the fourth quarter, the second-longest TD run in Patriots playoff history.
He also tied former Patriots running back Curtis Martin for rushing yards in a playoff game with 166.
Martin had three touchdowns in a playoff game against the Steelers on Jan. 5, 1997. In that game, Martin rushed for a franchise record 166 yards to go along with the three TDs, including a 78-yard touchdown run, the longest Patriots touchdown run in playoff history.
Blount had 24 carries in the Patriots' 43-22 victory. In the regular season, Blount had 772 rushing yards on 153 carries, and scored seven touchdowns in his first year in New England.