BY THE NUMBERS: Charting the Patriots Ground Game vs Dolphins

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December 03, 2012 at 10:41am ET

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Looking back at Sunday's game the Patriots rushing attack had a tough afternoon prior to the fourth quarter, and looking at the numbers it was interesting to see where they had their success.

12 of their 32 carries yesterday came over left guard, with neither running back running over right guard and just twice over left tackle.

Here's how it broke down:

LEFT END:

Stevan Ridley: 2 Carries, 5 yards (2.5 avg)

LEFT TACKLE:

Danny Woodhead: 1 carry, 13 yards (13.0 avg)
Stevan Ridley: 3 carries, 8 yards (2.7 avg)

LEFT GUARD:

Stevan Ridley: 6 carries, 26 yards (4.3 avg)
Shane Vereen: 2 carries, 10 yards (5.0 avg)
Danny Woodhead: 2 carries, 2 yards (1.0 avg)
Tom Brady: 2 carries, 1 yard (0.5 avg)

MIDDLE:

Stevan Ridley: 3 carries, 10 yards (3.3 avg)
Danny Woodhead: 3 carries, 9 yards (3.0 avg)

RIGHT GUARD:

No carries registered

RIGHT TACKLE:

Stevan Ridley: 1 carry, 11 yards (11.0 avg)
Shane Vereen: 1 carry, 4 yards (4.0 avg)

RIGHT END: 

Stevan Ridley: 4 carries, 11 yards (2.8 avg)

Here's a breakdown of how they fared by quarter:

1ST QTR:

Danny Woodhead: 2 carries, 6 yards (3.0 avg)
Stevan Ridley: 2 carries, 4 yards (2.0 avg) 1 TD -  1 First Down

2nd QTR:

Danny Woodhead:  1 carry, 1 yard (1.0 avg)
Stevan Ridley: 2 carries, 0 yards (0.0 avg)  - 1 First Down
Tom Brady: 1 carry, -1 yards (*kneel down)

3rd QTR:

Stevan Ridley: 5 carries, 21 yards (4.2 avg)
Danny Woodhead: 3 carries, 17 yards (5.7 avg) - 1 First Down
Shane Vereen: 2 carries, 6 yards (3.0 avg)
Tom Brady: 1 carry, 2 yards (2.0 avg)  - 1 First Down

4th QTR:

Stevan Ridley: 10 carries, 46 yards (4.6 avg) - 3 First Downs
Shane Vereen: 1 carry, 8 yards (8.0 avg)
Tom Brady: 2 carries, -2 yards (-1.0 avg  *One carry was a kneel down of -1 yards)

FINAL TOALS:

Stevan Ridley: 19 carries, 71 yards (3.7 avg) - 5 First Downs
Danny Woodhead: 6 carries, 24 yards (4.0 avg) - 1 First Down
Shane Vereen: 3 carries, 14 yards (4.7 avg)
Tom Brady: 4 carries, -1 yards (-0.3 avg) - 1 First Down

You can view additional stats from yesterday's game here in our stats database.

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