New England Patriots: 3 Players that must shine vs. Eagles in Week 11

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1. Sony Michel and James White

Heading into the Week 11 slate of games around the league this weekend, Sony Michel and James White have continued to be a two-headed monster in both the running attack and in the passing game for the Patriots this season.

While always having the ability to break out for a big run on the ground along with being reliable options in the red zone, Michel and White have also emerged as two solid options in the passing attack thus far in the 2019 campaign.

In the Week 9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on the road, Michel and White combined for a total of 56 yards rushing on 13 attempts on the ground, tallying one rushing touchdown as a pair. White led the running attack for the Patriots in the defeat, hauling in 38 yards on nine carries with one touchdown. He did manage to add 46 yards receiving on two catches through the air.

Michel had more of a tough time for New England in that loss in Baltimore, recording 18 yards rushing on four attempts within the running attack. In the passing game, Michael had one catch for 12 yards.

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For the last handful of weeks, we haven’t seen Michel and White both have standout games at the same time, but New England might need to look for its stellar running back duo to pick up some of the load alongside Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots offense throughout the course of the game in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon in Week 11.