The new go-to pass-catcher out of the backfield for the
Vereen established new career marks with 12 receptions and 153 yards. But it was on the ground, where he had just three carries for 9 yards, where he scored a key 6-yard touchdown in the third quarter and added a two-point conversion in the fourth.
His huge production didn't begin in earnest until he sprinted by Browns linebacker Craig Robertson for a 50-yard reception that set up his touchdown. He was targeted a game-high 17 times.
Vereen, who has 40 catches for 373 yards in just five games this season, hopes to increase that output next Sunday at Miami.
A wrist ailment will not prevent
The others are wide receiver
Vereen, who has missed most of the season because of a wrist injury he suffered in the season opener, posted his first touchdown with a 9-yard reception in the third quarter. Vereen was wide open a few yards shy of the goal line and just walked in for the score.
Vereen came very close to a three-touchdown game Sunday. Vereen took a 12-yard catch on the opening drive of the second half down to the 1-yard line. He was pushed out of bounds before he got a chance to stretch the football across the goal line. One play later, James Develin had a 1-yard touchdown run.
In the fourth quarter, Tom Brady threw a perfectly placed pass to Vereen in the end zone, but the 15-yard touchdown went through Vereen's hands and bounced off his chest for an incomplete pass.
The Patriots are back in action Week 14 vs. Cleveland.
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