The Patriots will be without one of their main offensive pieces for Sunday’s showdown with the Colts. Starting running back Damien Harris has been ruled out for the game (Twitter link via ESPN’s Field Yates).
Harris had been limited in practice throughout the week, and was listed as questionable after Thursday due to a hamstring injury. This will mark the second game (the other being in Week 10) that the 24-year-old has missed this season.
The 2019 third-round pick has been enjoying the best campaign of his young career, posting 754 yards and nine touchdowns on 164 carries. He has also added 13 catches for 84 receiving yards. Without him, look for the Patriots to rely on Rhamondre Stevenson and Brandon Bolden as their top two backs against the Colts. Stevenson, a fourth-round rookie, topped 100 rushing yards during his first start of the season.
With a win Saturday night, New England can match the Chiefs’ 10-4 record, and in doing so reclaim top spot in the AFC.