LeGarrette Blount did not want to take a pay cut to remain with the New England Patriots after last year’s Super Bowl win, and instead, chose to join the Philadelphia Eagles, and through the first 20 minutes of Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, he haunted his old team.
On Philadelphia’s second possession of the second quarter, Blount took a handoff from quarterback Nick Foles around left end and behind an additional blocker who reported as an eligible receiver, broke free and hustled his way into the end zone for the touchdown.
Despite a failed two-point conversion attempt, the Eagles took a 15-3 lead over the Patriots with 8:48 to play in the first half.
In the first quarter, the Eagles got a 36-yard run from Blount.
On second-and-three from Philadelphia’s 30-yard line, Blount took a handoff from Foles on the left hash mark, burst through the line of scrimmage and hustled down the numbers before being brought down well into New England territory.
Blount’s first-quarter run set up a touchdown pass from Foles to wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.