William Del Pilar takes a look at the stat lines for running backs, like Ryan Mathews and Stevan Ridley, and what they mean for fantasy owners heading into Week 17.
The Patriots avoided getting Tebowed, improved their defense mid-game and displayed other weapons on offense in their 41-23 win that clinched an AFC East title.
OT Nate Solder started in Week 13, and RB Stevan Ridley had eight carries in the Patriots' win over the Colts.
The Patriots started two undrafted rookies, LB Jeff Tarpinian and S Sterling Moore, in Sunday night's win over the Jets.
Rookie ORT Nate Solder lost his starting job at tackle but was still very involved in the run game as an extra tight end.
Patriots first-round ORT Nate Solder played well in another start for Sebastian Vollmer.
Rookie RB Stevan Ridley notched his first career touchdown in the Patriots' win over the Raiders.
Patriots RB Danny Woodhead left Sunday's win over the Raiders and did not return. He sprained his ankle and reportedly avoided a major injury.
With the Jets coming up in Week Five, the Patriots picked a good time to have a big game running the football, led by rookie Stevan Ridley.
Patriots rookies RB Stevan Ridley and ORT Nate Solder got significant playing time in the team's Week Three loss to the Bills.
The running game and pass rush took a step back in the Patriots' Week Two loss to the Bills.
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley saw his first NFL action with two carries in Week Two.
The Patriots' top two picks from April's draft started in the team's season opener.
Patriots rookie Stevan Ridley got an opportunity to make a name for himself early in camp and in the team's first preseason game, and he thrived in the spotlight.
Bill Belichick will potentially have five running backs to choose from each week to plug into his offense in 2011.
The Patriots' first reported draft pick to sign was sixth-round OLB-DE Markell Carter.
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.