Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms ups against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
While the sight of the Patriots running the ball for more than 200 yards a game -- or at least for more plays than Tom Brady throws -- can be hard to get used to, very few people have faulted New England for putting an increased emphasis on the rushing attack this year. An inability to run the ball was seen as one of the major problems that had kept the Patriots from turning their recent Super Bowl appearances into victories. Brady threw almost exclusively, the team had trouble draining the clock at the end of games, and an offense...
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