James White Ties NFL Reception Record in Playoff Victory

James White Ties NFL Reception Record in Playoff Victory

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James White Ties NFL Reception Record in Playoff Victory

It was another good postseason performance for former University of Wisconsin tailback James White.

In New England’s 41-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, White didn’t receive a single carry but was instrumental in the offense with  15 catches that totaled 97 yards.

Those catches tied former New Orleans Saints’ tailback Darren Sporles record for catches in a single postseason game, which was set in the 2011 divisional playoffs against San Francisco.

White had 10 of his catches in the first half as the Patriots built a 35-7 lead. According to ESPN Stats and Research, White’s 10 catches were the most in the first half of a playoff game in the last 25 seasons.

A second-round pick for New England in 2014 after his standout career at Wisconsin, White also set a Super Bowl record against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI with 14 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown. He also had six carries for 29 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion, scoring 14 of the Patriots’ final 16 points to register one of the greatest comebacks in Super Bowl history, erasing a 28-3 deficit to win 34-28 in overtime.

White and the Patriots travel to top-seed Kansas City Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

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