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New England Needs To Run More?

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East Rutherford, NJ. -- The New England Patriots defeated their AFC East rival, the New York Jets behind a strong ground game and balanced game plan. Matt Cassel won his first start since high school on the back of his five running backs. A quick survey of the lockeroom gets nods of approval from those responsible.

What can the Patriots' offense do moving forward to find optimum success under the direction of inexperienced fourth-year-backup-turned-starter Matt Cassel? That's the question New England will face on a weekly basis in the Tom Brady-less reality that's now the 2008 schedule.One school of thought is that the New England offense is the New England offense. Even without the reigning NFL MVP, Josh...

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