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Patriots Running Game Grinding To A Halt

Without Dillon, Maroney looked average

New England wasn't able to run the ball last Sunday against the Broncos, but was that more a matter of the Denver defense or problems with the Patriots offense? Two players responsible for helping the offensive line open those holes were surprised at the team's lack of success against Denver. One believes that the team may have to rethink it's approach on how to effectively run the football.

In New England's pair of season opening wins over the Bills and the Jets the team was able to cover up a passing game that's still a work in progress with a superb rushing attack. Corey Dillon (36 for 153) and Laurence Maroney (33 for 151) split the ground work almost evenly in the first two weeks to help the Patriots earn a spot atop the AFC East, totaling 33...

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