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New England Patriots running back Sony Michel has had an up-and-down rookie season, but he's been absolutely dominant when it matters most. In fact, Michel has rushed for over 110 yards in three out of his last four games and found the end zone at a historic rate. 

Michel has rushed for five touchdowns in his first NFL postseason, setting the mark for most rushing scores by a rookie. He also vaulted up to 30th on the all-time postseason rushing-touchdown list after playing just two playoff games. 


While Michel certainly deserves a ton of credit, it should be noted that the New England Patriots' offensive line has been incredible as well. 

The former Georgia Bulldogs' dominance on the biggest stage should come as no surprise to anyone who watched him in college. Michel rushed for 181 yards on just 11 carries and amassed four total touchdowns in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal against Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners. In the following game, Michel tallied 98 yards on 14 carries in a losing effort to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff title game. 


Michel is quickly developing a reputation as a clutch player thanks to his excellent postseason performances. He should be in for another big game against the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. 


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