Dion Lewis is unbeaten in a New England uniform. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO — Dion Lewis cares not for your ridiculous individual stats.
Informed on Wednesday that the Patriots are 15-0 with him in the lineup since the start of the 2015 season, he took a pass when it came to taking credit for the unblemished mark.
“We have a lot of great players so I’m not the only reason that’s like that. It just happens to be that way,” Lewis said before practice. “We’ve got a great team, great coaches and everybody works hard. So it’s not because of me.”
Last year, suffered a serious knee injury in the seventh game of the season, but played a sizable role in helping New England win all seven of those games to start the year. He came back in late November, and was in the lineup for the last seven games of the regular season, as well as the first postseason contest of the year, all of them victories.
Lewis also went out of his way to share the credit with the rest of the backfield.
“Our backfield is very talented,” Lewis said of the group that includes LeGarrette Blount, James White and Brandon Bolden. “Everybody brings something different, so having other guys that can come in and give different matchup problems for a defense, it just gives the defense a lot of extra stuff to worry about.”
“The size of his heart, his will to win. His will to continue to fight, despite the obstacles in front of him, is unmatched,” Blount said of his teammate, who had three touchdowns in the victory over the Texans. “He does a lot of things well for us. He does everything we ask him to do, with no questions asked. And he does everything he has to do to make sure he puts himself in the best position to take full advantage of the opportunities he gets.”