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LeGarrette Blount closing in on feat this season that no Patriots player has ever done

LeGarrette Blount is enjoying a carry year with the New England Patriots. He leading the NFL in rushing touchdowns -- a total he added to Sunday against the Jets.

If Blount holds on to the rushing touchdown lead, he would become the first Patriots player in franchise history to do so.

LeGarrette Blount with his NFL-leading 16th rushing TD this season. No Patriot has ever finished season as NFL leader in that category.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 24, 2016

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Despite his breakout campaign, Blount was one of the surprising Pro Bowl snubs from earlier this week. He's already established career highs in rushing touchdowns, yards and carries.

Blount's production has been key for the Patriots, who lost star tight end Rob Gronkowski for the season earlier this month due to back surgery.