FOXBORO — As Julian Edelman weaved through Colts defenders on his 68-yard punt return during the second quarter of the Patriots win on Sunday, the lyrics to ACDC’s “TNT” brought back thoughts to the rock band.
Edelman was a major reason behind the Patriots 59-24 blowout on Sunday. And if the Patriots’ offense was the dynamite behind the explosion, then Edelman was the spark that started it all.
“[I] had some opportunities to make some plays and was fortunate that it went my way today,” Edelman said after the win.
The 26-year-old served as the ultimate role player throughout the win, making an impact on special teams as well as in the passing game, and even in the rushing attack. Where Danny Woodhead left off last week, Edelman picked up on against the Colts. It’s as if the versatility chip just gets passed from player to player each week, and someone new gets to take the reigns.
Edelman’s outburst, which just so happened to be mere days after the release of Deion Branch — quite the ...