We know the 49ers like to run the ball, but the Patriots have more carries than the Niners, and the run game has been crucial to their success.
RB Shane Vereen has impressed observers in camp and his receiving skills should come into play if the Patriots use more of the screen game.
The Patriots signed RB Joseph Addai but will he make a fantasy impact? Should Stevan Ridley owners be worried? William Del Pilar breaks it down.
New Patriots RB Joseph Addai's experience near the goal line should help New England's rushing attack after the departure of BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
The Patriots downgraded C Dan Connolly, S Patrick Chung, ILB Brandon Spikes and RB Shane Vereen to out for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Miami rookie RB Daniel Thomas has recovered from his hamstring injury, but his production hasn't returned to early-season form, according to this week's AFC Whispers.
Patriots rookie RB Shane Vereen had his first NFL carries and touchdown, while cancer survivor Marcus Cannon appeared in his first NFL game.
Julian Edelman's stock is rising after he showed his versatility in the Patriots' win over the Chiefs, and Logan Mankins picked up two more penalties.
Bill Belichick will potentially have five running backs to choose from each week to plug into his offense in 2011.
The Patriots signed second-round picks CB Ras-I Dowling and RB Shane Vereen on Tuesday.
The Patriots used the 73rd overall pick to take RB Stevan Ridley, their second back selected in the draft. Ridley's name was lost in the shuffle when QB Ryan Mallett was chosen next at No. 74.