INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Spotlight on the Patriots Runningbacks

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Spotlight on the Patriots Runningbacks

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August 25, 2012 at 01:07pm ET

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Above is a breakdown of New England's runningbacks Friday night against Tampa Bay.

Here is a breakdown of how New England's runningbacks performed Friday night:

TOTAL RUSHING STATS:

Stevan Ridley: 16 carries, 87 yards (5.4 avg) 1 TD

Jeff Demps: 3 carries, 41 yards (13.7 avg)

Brandon Bolden: 6 carries, 32 yards (5.3 avg)

Danny Woodhead: 3 carries, 11 yards (3.7 avg)

Eric Kettani: 1 carry, 0 yards (0.0 avg)

Shane Vereen: 2 carries, -3 yards (-1.5 avg)

Attempts to Left End:

Stevan Ridley: 2 carries, 11 yards (5.5 avg)

Brandon Bolden: 1 carry, 5 yards (5.0 avg)

Shane Vereen: 1 carry, -1 yards (-1.0 avg)

Attempts to Left Tackle:

Brandon Bolden: 3 carries, 18 yards (6.0 avg)

Danny Woodhead: 1 carry, 8 yards (8.0 avg)

Stevan Ridley: 3 carries, 6 yards (2.0 avg) 1 TD

Shane Vereen: 1 carry, -2 yards (-2.0 avg)

Attempts to Left Guard:

Jeff Demps: 1 carry, 29 yards (29.0 avg)

Brandon Bolden: 1 carry, 7 yards (7.0 avg)

Attempts to the Middle:

Jeff Demps: 1 carry, 9 yards (9.0 avg)

Eric Kettani: 1 carry, 0 yards (0.0 avg)

Stevan Ridley: 1 carry, -1 yards (-1.0 avg)

Attempts to Right Guard:

Stevan Ridley: 3 carries, 39 yards (13.0 avg)

Danny Woodhead: 2 carries, 3 yards (1.5 avg)

Attempts to Right End:

Stevan Ridley: 6 carries, 30 yards (5.0 avg)

Jeff Demps: 1 carry, 3 yards (3.0 avg)

Some interesting numbers to note, there were an uncharacteristically large number of rushes (8 total) for either no gain or a loss in the first half. Here's how those broke down:

Shane Vereen: loss of -2 (left tackle) and loss of -1 (left end)

Stevan Ridley: loss of -1 (middle), and three for no gain (right end, left end, left tackle)

Danny Woodhead: 1 rush for no gain (right tackle)

Eric Kettani: 1 rush for no gain (middle)

*There were a couple of rushes that didn't have a direction attributed to them by the official NFL Stat Sheet, and as a result for accuracy reasons those were omitted from this breakdown.

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