In addition to the idea of "running up the score" being just plain stupid in professional athletics, the one thing Bill Belichick stressed going into the game was playing a full 60 minutes. So, after a week of hearing that they needed to play 60 minutes, would it be smart to suddenly go away from that game plan at the 45 minute mark just because we had an ipressive lead? NO, I don't think so.
With the Patriots scoring often, punter Ryan Allen isn't getting a whole lot of action. In 3 games he has only been called upon to punt 5 times. As of now, Allen is on pace to punt only 27 times for the season. To put that into perspective for you, the Raiders punted 109 times last season. Good thing Ryan also serves as Stephen Gostkowski's holder or he might not dress for the next game.