Patriots Dedicate Win vs. Raiders to James White After Father’s Death

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The New England Patriots had been enjoying for greater than only a win throughout Sunday’s 36-20 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.

As Mike Reiss of ESPN famous, many gamers and head coach Invoice Belichick stated the crew was serious about operating again James White in the course of the recreation. Belichick talked about White in the course of the first a part of his postgame feedback.

White’s father, Tyrone, died in a Sept. 20 automotive crash that additionally left his mom, Lisa, injured.

The operating again didn’t play in Sunday’s recreation or final week’s contest towards the Seattle Seahawks.

“We simply attempt to go on the market and play for him,” operating again Rex Burkhead stated. “A number of us, we take into consideration him each single day and his scenario. He is simply an unbelievable particular person, participant and chief of this crew. … He is a brother to me. I actually really feel his ache on this entire scenario. It is powerful.”

Quarterback Cam Newton echoed these sentiments.

“We simply wish to reward him and put him in good spirit,” Newton stated. “We’re excited like heck to hopefully get him again right here quickly. We have been praying for him, and we’d like ‘Candy Toes’ again.”

Veteran huge receiver Julian Edelman pointed to the motivation enjoying for White supplied the crew.

“It did give us motivation to go on the market and play for him as a result of you realize for a reality the type of man James White is,” he stated. “If one thing like that occurred to one in every of us, he would do the identical factor. It has been an actual powerful scenario, and my coronary heart, prayers, love and the whole lot goes towards him and his household.”

With White not enjoying, Burkhead and Sony Michel spearheaded the dashing assault. Burkhead scored three touchdowns within the victory, whereas Michel ran for 117 yards.

New England, which improved to 2-1 with the win, faces the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Week 4.

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