After losing a crushing fumble in a season-opening loss, Harris had one of the plays of the game in the Patriots' Week 2 road game against the New York Jets -- a 26-yard touchdown rumble in which he made multiple Jets miss and then carried four defenders into the end zone with him.
Potential repercussions for Harris' fumble last week was a top storyline, and he had said after the game that he wouldn't let the play define him.
Then he went out and proved it with a highlight-reel run in the third quarter that staked the Patriots to a 19-3 lead.
The run was critical because it came after Jets quarterback Zach Wilson's fourth interception, and up to that point, the Patriots hadn't been able to make him really pay for those miscues.
While Harris remained the Patriots' lead running back, there was a trickle-down effect for rookie Rhamondre Stevenson, who had also fumbled in the opener (and missed a blitz pickup). Stevenson, the fourth-round pick from Oklahoma, was inactive in place of second-year player J.J. Taylor.