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FedEx Ground Moment: Will Blackmon's Forced Fumble, Recovery


This week's FedEx Ground Moment of the Week takes a closer look at Will Blackmon's forced fumble and recovery against the New England Patriots.

The Patriots rarely make mistakes on offense, especially while deep in drives, but in the first quarter of Sunday's game, Redskins cornerback Will Blackmon forced a fumble on wide receiver Julian Edelman. [



After recovering an onside kick following an opening touchdown drive, the Patriots got the ball on their own 45-yard line.

The Patriots would march down to the Redskins' 37 yard-line, but on a 3rd-and-6 play, Tom Brady found Edelman before Blackmon stripped him of the ball.

The Boston College product would also recover the fumble.

"We knew it was going to be a challenge," Blackmon said after the 27-10 loss. "They stick to the formula of what they do, and Tom gets them to the perfect place. So for us, it was we just needed to play perfect defense and just execute our matchups and not make mistakes."




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