The New England Patriots concluded their regular season on Sunday behind a record-setting performance by LeGarrette Blount, winning 34-20, and securing the second AFC seed and the valuable first-round bye that comes with it.
Blount set a Patriots franchise record for all-purpose yards with 334 (189 rushing, 145 returning kicks) and also chipped in two touchdowns. Blount was the only standout for the Pats on offense, as they struggled to move the ball for most of the game.
The Patriots now get a much-needed week off to rest and recover from another collection of injuries that seemingly have become custom this season.
What else did we learn in the final regular-season act for the 2013 Patriots?
Here are the takeaways!
Stats are courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com unless noted otherwise.