The matchup was one Blount apparently looked forward to given how the veteran running back believed the Patriots treated him when he was eligible for a new deal.
"The way things ended there was not to my liking," Blount said in a segment of NFL Network's America's Game, which aired Thursday night. "I had told them how bad I wanted to be there and how much I wanted to stay there and I didn't want to leave, and they couldn't get a deal done for me. I just feel like they didn't respect me at all."
Regardless what happens in Detroit this season, Blount will forever have fond memories of the past season of squaring off against the Patriots in the game's showcase game.
"It was perfect," Blount said with a nod and grin. "It was perfect."