If it’s true that jinxes only work if you believe in them, New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount should be in no danger of suffering from the “Sports Illustrated cover jinx.”
Blount appears on the cover of this week’s edition of the sports magazine, sparking fear that he might experience bad luck Sunday in the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos as a result. Never mind the fact that Broncos receiver Wes Welker also appears on an alternate version of this week’s cover — Blount isn’t worried about the “jinx” anyway.
“Nah, I don’t believe in jinxes,” Blount told reporters Wednesday.
Blount said he hasn’t actually seen the cover in person, but he’s gotten text messages with photos of it.
Blount has been on a tear the last few weeks, emerging as the team’s starter after being benched for fumbling in Week 12, also against the Broncos. Blount had 24 carries for 166 yards and four touchdowns during the Patriots’ win over the Indianapolis Colts in Saturday night’s AFC divisional playoff game.