Found November 07, 2011 on Musket Fire:
Earlier today, Ryan Hannable echoed the sentiment of many Patriots fans when he discussed the Patriots giving up on the run too early in yesterday’s game against the Giants. A Pats fan wrote in to Tedy Bruschi today saying essentially the same thing. I took a look at the running plays from each quarter to see how many were called and what the production was.First Quarter: 8 running plays (including Tom Brady’s 5-yard scramble), totaling 37 yards, averaging 4.6 yards per carry (ypc).Second Quarter: 6 running plays, totaling 21 yards, averaging 3.5 ypc.Third Quarter: 6 running plays*, totaling 18 yards, averaging 3 ypc. *I counted the direct snap to Danny Woodhead here as a running play. The official score sheet does not record a direct snap as a running play.Fourth Quarter: 5 running plays, totaling 32 yards, averaging 6.4 ypc. … [visit site to read more]Stat-Checking the Patriots’ Run Production vs Giants - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, O...

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