Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 10/14/13
While quarterback Tom Brady is getting most of the praise following a 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints, Stevan Ridley once again showed what a difference a dependable running game can make. Patriots fans and fantasy football owners have to love his 96 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns, but can he keep it up all season long while staying injury-free? One week ago, the Patriots looked lost in their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Ridley was forced to miss the game due to a knee injury, but he was cleared to play for the big showdown against the Saints. Along with his work on the ground, he was able to also grab a pass from Brady for a big first down as well. While Brady will always be expected to do the heavy lifting on offense, Ridley should be the featured back for the rest of the season. His big gains are nice, but he is also a very efficient runner in short-yardage situations. At 5’11” and 220 pounds, he is able to pound the ball up the middle and get those yards that no one
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