It only took him two games but Sony Michel is now the owner of an impressive NFL postseason record.
New England selected Michel with the 31st overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft and that move has already paid off for the Patriots as the rookie running back from Georgia has punched the ball into the end zone five times this postseason. That statistic is pretty impressive, regardless of experience, but is even more so when you realize Michel set a new NFL record with that accomplishment.
His five postseason rushing touchdowns, in only two games no less, are the most by a rookie in NFL history, according to ESPN Stats & Info. In fact, that feat has not been accomplished by any NFL player since Terrell Davis did so with the Broncos back in 1997.
Considering he still has another game to play, Michel very well could add to his already impressive postseason performance by scoring a rushing touchdown in Super Bowl LIII against Los Angeles.
During the regular season of his rookie campaign with the Patriots, Michel rushed for 931 yards and six touchdowns. In the postseason, he has taken his game to another level, as he went for 129 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns against the Chargers and 113 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns against the Chiefs.
That’s a total of 242 yards on 53 carries. Not bad for a guy that only received 209 carries in the regular season.