Devin McCourty intercepts a pass and scores a touchdown. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Last night in Buffalo, with the Patriots up by twelve points and the Bills offense driving, New England's defense put the game on ice with an 85-yard pick six by Devin McCourty--the first touchdown of his nine-year career.
According to Next Gen Stats, McCourty reached a speed of 22 mph on his return--the fastest registered speed of any NFL player this season. That's ironic, since some have accused the All-Pro of losing a step.
"I guess I gained a step back for tonight," he said. "It was just cool because once I got to the sideline, all the guys were all telling me about it, so I'm not really worried about me losing a step. Just go out there and play, and today I got to showcase a little bit of the speed."
What's also cool is that it was New England's first interception return for a score in five seasons.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Chris Fama (@cfama_wbz) reports