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Jaylen Samuels’ revelation about Sunday will make Patriots fans cringe

Jaylen Samuels’ revelation about Sunday will make Patriots fans cringe

Jaylen Samuels had the game of his life Sunday against the New England Patriots. We wish we were exaggerating.

The Pittsburgh Steelers running back rushed for 142 yards on 19 carries in his team's 17-10 win over the Patriots at Heinz Field.

That breakout performance earned Samuels a postgame interview with NBC Sports' Peter King, who asked the 22-year-old rookie if he'd ever had that heavy of a workload before.

"No, I never rushed for 100 yards on the ground," Samuels told King.

That's somewhat surprising, but fair. What about 19 carries?

“No, I never had that … I never had 19 carries in a game," Samuels said.

OK, maybe not in college, but surely you had a 19-plus-carry game in high school ... right?

“No, not in high school," Samuels replied.

That means Samuels literally had the best rushing performance of his football life Sunday against the Patriots. Ouch.

We should add some context here: The fifth-round draft pick racked up 1,000 total yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior at N.C. State but was used as a dual-threat running back/wide receiver, meaning he never saw more than 12 rush attempts in a game.

Samuels played a similar role at Mallard Creek (N.C.) High School, scoring 31 total touchdowns but dividing them evenly between rushing (16) and receiving (15).

Of course, that doesn't change the fact that New England allowed a third-string running back to gash its defense for 7.5 yards per carry. Even the lowly Oakland Raiders held Samuels to 28 yards on 11 carries in Week 14 after he filled in for the injured James Conner (himself a backup to Le'Veon Bell).

Here's one more stat that highlights the Patriots' ineffectiveness at stopping the run lately:

Bill Belichick's club is used to making history -- just not like this.

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

While there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, Bill Belichick is 2-for-2 in attending the legendary races. 

After spending some downtime with his girlfriend Linda Holliday and Tom Brady two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, the future Hall of Fame head coach was spotted at the Preakness Stakes, staring down the eventual winner War of Will before the horse secured its victory. 

You can spot Belichick to the left of the jockey right above War of Will's tail. 

War of Will rebounded from a controversial loss at the Derby, where the original winner Maximum Security appeared to impede War of Will and Country House. The race went under objection review, and Country House was declared the winner while War of Will dropped to seventh. 

With the win, War of Will may have solidified itself as the rightful contender for the Triple Crown even though it will not get the chance to capture the sport's highest achievement. 

And as Field Yates alluded to in his tweet, game recognizes game. 

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Julian Edelman sings his heart out in tough to listen to karaoke session

Julian Edelman sings his heart out in tough to listen to karaoke session

Julian Edelman can do a lot of things. He can catch passes, win Super Bowls, and take home Super Bowl MVPs.

One thing he can't do as well? Sing.

Edelman posted several videos of himself on Instagram recently, jamming out and singing along to classic songs like "Hotel California" and "Jukebox Hero." You can see the results of that below, as captured by NESN's Dakota Randall.

Hey, at least he's having fun, right?

We'll give Edelman an A for effort and putting himself out there. But it doesn't seem that a singing career will be in the cards once he retires from the NFL.

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