Tom Curran says "These Numbers Might Lie when looking at the Pats' running backs in this piece for Comcast SportsNet New England. The numbers may look fine, but the running attack as a whole is not healthy. Not when your youngest, most explosive running back â€“ a player on whom you spent a first-round pick â€“ is so unsteady he is only handed the ball once after a nut-crushing fumble in the 15th game of the season, Not when your most reliable back is a balding, 33-year-old who checks in at 5-8 and has lost a few steps. Not when a staple of the seasonâ€™s plan is to milk a few more games out of a once-great but oft-injured superstar, itâ€™s not healthy. Not when a perennially injured old guy is your best short-yardage option. So huzzah for the Patriots running game and the yards it generated. But the four horsemen of the New England apocalypse â€“ Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk, Fred Taylor and Sammie Morris â€“ inspire more yawns than fear.