- The Patriots have several running backs who all deserve touches. As a unit they are averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Individually on the season they have gone for the following averages: Harris- 5.5, Burkhead- 4.2 and Michel-6.7.
- Planned runs for Newton will be much better than trying to escape from or throw over JJ Watt.
- Running the ball early and often eats up the clock and gives the defense a rest.
- Although we might not see the benefit right away, everyone knows that playing defense against the run wears guys out.
CLEAN GAME- When it comes to penalties, both teams don't commit many of them. John Hussey's crew also calls less penalties than average. Assuming the Patriots commit to running the ball, this could be a quick game.
ROMEO, ROMEO, WHEREFORE ART THOU ROMEO- Sorry Romeo, but Belichick needs to get back on pace for winning the most games in the NFL.