INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A Better Performance From Patriots Run Defense

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A Better Performance From Patriots Run Defense

Ian Logue
November 19, 2012 at 02:27am ET

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New England's front seven has been one of their stronger areas for much of the season, although last week's win over the Bills wasn't exactly their best performance. The good news is Sunday's win over the Colts showed a bit of an improvement from their run defense.

Looking at the numbers from Sunday's win, the Patriots allowed just four runs over 10 yards, down from 7 last week against Buffalo.  Taking it one step further last week they allowed a total of 12 carries over 5 yards, this week they allowed just six.

Below is a week-by-week breakdown of how they've been through the first 10 weeks of the season:

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