The New England Patriots had a season high in rushing attempts and yards in Week 7. Running the football could be implemented more in New England’s game plan from here on out.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick is encouraged about the stable of running backs his team possesses.
“They all have the ability to help our team in a number of different ways. We’ll see how it goes moving forward,” Belichick said on Monday, via Ryan Hannable of WEEI.
The Patriots ran the ball 36 times for 162 in Week 7’s 23-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
On last week’s All 22 Patriots Facebook Live it was stated that the Patriots should utilize the run more to relieve some of the pressure of Tom Brady. New England did just that on Sunday night.
The Patriots running back-by-committee approach features Dion Lewis, Mike Gillislee, James White and Rex Burkhead. Each running back has shown the ability to contribute. It would behove the Patriots dial up the run 25-30 times a game.
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