It’s Jonas Gray’s world, and we’re just living in it.
The New England Patriots running back has been credited with 37 carries for 201 yards in Sunday night’s 42-20 rout of the Indianapolis Colts after initially being marked down for 199 yards on 38 carries, NFL spokesman Randall Liu announced Tuesday.
The stat correction makes Gray the first running back to rush for 200 yards this season, taking the honor away from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell, who rumbled for 204 yards against the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
NESN.com’s Doug Kyed pinpointed the fourth-quarter play that prompted the 2-yard change.[tweet https://twitter.com/DougKyedNESN/status/534787203780849664 align=’center’]
This is the cherry on top of a spectacular weekend for Gray, as he set a franchise record with four rushing touchdowns against the Colts and, in turn, landed the national cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated.
Not bad for a 24-year-old who was on the practice squad last month and had just 131 career rushing yards before the game.
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