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  1. Picked-up pieces from 1st-quarter review

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from the first quarter of the New England Patriots' 26-16 loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game: 1. The Patriots' slow start on offense can be tied directly to the running game. After solid plays on first down on their ...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  2. Ridley: Rotation has Patriots' RBs fresh

    Mike Reiss

    In a change from past years, the Patriots' running game is viewed as the catalyst of the offense, and running back Stevan Ridley said Monday on Sirius XM NFL Radio that the success is due in part to a committee-type approach. The numbers reflect i...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  3. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Running game will be key vs. Falc...

    Mike Reiss

    The running game will be key for the Patriots against the Falcons.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  4. Breaking down the RB snaps

    Mike Reiss

    PHILADELPHIA -- The running game was a big part of the Patriots' success in Friday's preseason-opening win over the Eagles. Here is a breakdown of the snaps played by the team's backs: First half Shane Vereen -- 18 of 46 Stevan Ridley -- 15 o...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  5. New England Patriots' rushing game renaissance is paying huge div...

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots' rushing game renaissance is paying huge dividends.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  6. Brady & shotgun tracker, Week 7

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots had quarterback Tom Brady under center for the majority of first-half snaps against the Jets on Sunday, which was likely tied to their desire to get the running game going. Of 36 first-half snaps, Brady was in the 'gun just 14 times. ...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  7. Sharing some halftime thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sharing some thoughts at halftime as the Patriots lead the Jets, 16-10: Not a sharp half offensively for the Patriots. A lot of missed opportunities. The running game isn't generating enough positive momentum and there have...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  8. Brady & shotgun tracker, Week 6

    Mike Reiss

    In achieving the desired offensive balance for a good part of the first five weeks of the season, and turning more to the running game, the Patriots had been using the shotgun at a reduced rate. That changed on Sunday in Seattle based on the team'...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  9. X's & O's: Running game & strip sacks

    Mike Reiss

    For those with an interest in football X's and O's, Bill Belichick's weekly breakdown of top plays after victories is something to watch. The breakdown, on Patriots.com, is a little light this week with just two plays: 1. Danny Woodhead's 19-yard ...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  10. Mankins: Nice to see plan unfold

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Logan Mankins is like most offensive linemen. Given the choice to run block or pass block, he prefers powering forward in the run game. So when coaches kept emphasizing a desire to improve the running game this offseason, Mank...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. New England Patriots carry on, turn things around in rout

    Mike Reiss

    Even when things looked grim, the Pats stayed the course and turned it around.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2012
  12. Scouts Inc.: Pats even more lethal

    Mike Reiss

    In a piece now posted on ESPN.com (Insider content), former NFL scout Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. writes on how the Patriots' offense has become more lethal in 2012. A big part is the running game. "While the passing game gets all the headlines,...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  13. New England Patriots vs. New York Jets -- Mike Reiss' six things ...

    Mike Reiss

    Tom Brady and the Pats' running game headline things to watch versus the Jets.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2011
  14. Learning more about ... Shane Vereen

    Mike Reiss

    In the second of a series on Patriots 2011 draft choices, ESPNBoston.com speaks with Cal associate head coach/running game coordinator Ron Gould about New England second-round pick Shane Vereen: • How would you characterize Shane as a r...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  15. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Let's start off with a Super Bowl prediction: I'm going with the Packers, 31-24. I think the Packers' defense will limit the Steelers' running game and that their strong secondary will ma...

    Blog | February 06, 2011
  16. Running game packs a punch

    Mike Reiss

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Quarterback Tom Brady's NFL record streak without throwing an interception is sure to garner headlines, but it shouldn't overshadow the key to the Patriots' offensive attack in Sunday's win over the Bills. The ground game was do...

    Blog | December 26, 2010