After shedding a crushing fumble in a season-opening loss, Harris had one of many performs of the sport within the Patriots’ Week 2 highway sport in opposition to the New York Jets — a 26-yard landing rumble through which he made a number of Jets miss after which carried 4 defenders into the tip zone with him.
Potential repercussions for Harris’ fumble final week was a top storyline, and he had stated after the sport that he would not let the play outline him.
Then he went out and proved it with a highlight-reel run within the third quarter that staked the Patriots to a 19-3 lead.
The run was important as a result of it got here after Jets quarterback Zach Wilson‘s fourth interception, and as much as that time, the Patriots hadn’t been in a position to make him actually pay for the miscues.
Whereas Harris remained the Patriots’ lead working again, there was a trickle-down impact for rookie Rhamondre Stevenson, who had additionally fumbled within the opener (and missed a blitz pickup). Stevenson, the fourth-round decide from Oklahoma, was inactive instead of second-year participant J.J. Taylor.
.@DHx34 wished that TD.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 19, 2021