PATRIOTS RUNNING GAME: New England relied heavily on three different running backs, each adding a different dimension. Stevan Ridley was the workhorse, rushing for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns, which tied with Adrian Peterson for the third-most in the NFL. Shane Vereen did a little of everything with 251 yards rushing, 149 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He scored three times in the Patriots' victory over the Houston Texans last week. Third-down back Danny Woodhead had 301 yards rushing and 446 receiving. The Patriots will stay with the hot hand.