Patriots RB James White — who took a helmet to the thigh in the second quarter but returned in the second half — looked shifty and sure-handed out of the backfield. Whether he was catching dump-off passes in the flat or screens, White always seemed to make the first guy miss in picking up extra yards after the catch.
In a season where the Patriots need to find an adequate replacement for Shane Vereen as a third-down back who can both catch out of the backfield and pick up the blitz, White appeared, at least for one night, a suitable replacement.
“It was a great feeling,” White said. “Good to be out there with my teammates (and) get a chance to go out there and compete against another team. I just want to go out there and make plays and make no mental errors.”