The Pats are #2 in rushing first downs across the league. The Pats are #7 in rushing yards across the league. The Pats are #7 in rushing TD's across the league Our high-draft back is on IR and contributed nothing this year. We've had to cobble together a running game. Our run game is a phantom. I think very few people realize how good it is, in spite of a combo of fragile RB's nearing the end and a UDFA. And to another ghost, The Ghost: So far this year he is responsible for 72 points, 95% FG accuracy and 100% PAT accuracy. This is a pro-bowl kicker, folks. Slightly less well-hidden facts: #1 Kick Return game across the league. #7 Passer Rating from 3-wide sets (100.3) across the league, 4th in the AFC, 1st in the AFCE. This team is poised to hang in the stretch after we pick up our defensive game. Time for some Cinderella stories in the backfield. A Buffalo Story: Last year I stopped in Buffalo on my way home from NYC. I was in a duty-free shop with NO newspapers and hadn't heard whether the Pats had beat the Bills or not (final game vs. Bills). I heard some guys talking football and wanted to avoid taking a beating, so I politely asked if Buffalo had won that weekend. The response was "pffft - that team will always suck". I tried to hide my enthusiasm with regard to my safety. Anyway. just a timely story with no good spot to live. Here's to the Bills sucking!