Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 10/25/12
Are the Patriots wins and losses still determined by how productive Tom Brady is under center this season?Large in part, yes if Brady has a **** game then things don't look good for us. But consider this:The Patriots are now carrying the 5th best rushing offense in the NFL, averaging about 149 yards per game between Ridley, Vereen, Woodhead, and Bolden. In comparison to the past 3 seasons, that's an increase of about 30 yards per game. Nothing huge, but on the field that can make or break a game. Allows for more clock control, thats 3 extra first downs, that's forcing teams to respect the run and allows for setting up the play action. In three of the four wins the Patriots have this season, New England has had the leading overall rusher between the two teams on the field come the final whistle.In games where Brady has thrown the ball a lot (in excess of 40 times per game), the Patriots are now 1-3.In the 3 losses this year against Arizona, Baltimore, and Seattle, Brady threw for 297...
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  • Yes The Pats need to get to thier superbolw ways with a balance attack, If you can run the ball and control the clock it only a mater of time before your defense breaks down. If you look at the pats 3 win not including the jet they Dominated thier opponets with a rushing attack that wan't plan for, and lets face it a good defense win supper bowls, Giants 2 Pats 0 defense won those games
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