For what it's worth, the Patriots are the best rushing team in the NFL

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Something that gives hope!
And remember that's with teams packing the box because they can.
 

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One thing about this year that nobody can complain about is the stunning development of Michael Onwenu who looks great no matter where he plays.

He compares to Quentin Nelson in terms of sheer power. I've seen few guys who can send NFL Dlinemen flying with a shove the way he does and you can see how surprised some of them are to wind up on their backs in that way. Amazing strength. He is driving guys 5 or more yards off the line and then burying them and needs only some reps to counter NFL pass-rushing moves to be in a rare category. That he required only a 5th round pick is amazing and that pick will be legendary one of these days. I'd run behind him more if I were Josh McD. Not sure why they haven't done so yet, but it's just a matter of time. He is straight murder on running plays and nearly as good as a pass-blocker despite his inexperience at OT.

Two straight games with the same starting OL and you can see the cohesiveness (and holes) growing. The fact that we have been successful running even though the box has been stacked on almost every play bodes very well if we can just get Ds to back off a little and develop some sort of threat outside the hashes. That's a big IF, but we'd be a very tough out if we can figure out how that off. I'd call that unlikely, but a possibility.
 

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Yeah, very impressed with this O Line when they're all fit and able to play. Andrews back is huge as well.

I wanted Cam to run more decisively against the Bills, he started off hesitant again but then in the 2nd half he seemed to say screw it, and just took off on some plays, not waiting. That's what he needs to do more of. The O Line will give him and the RBs plenty of gaps to hit.
 

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Yeah, very impressed with this O Line when they're all fit and able to play. Andrews back is huge as well.

I wanted Cam to run more decisively against the Bills, he started off hesitant again but then in the 2nd half he seemed to say screw it, and just took off on some plays, not waiting. That's what he needs to do more of. The O Line will give him and the RBs plenty of gaps to hit.
Yeah he did look decisive on that Fumble
 

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Couldn't resist, couldn't you?
I was just teasing roberto, we have a back and forth thing, but we agree on something much more important, so therefore I will never ever, rip his post, or start any kind of issue with him. You on the other hand....:clap:
 

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I was just teasing roberto, we have a back and forth thing, but we agree on something much more important, so therefore I will never ever, rip his post, or start any kind of issue with him. You on the other hand....:clap:

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Patriots rushing thru 7 games Yards rushing - 1,118
Most since 1983 (1,170)
Yards per carry - 5.06 Most since 1983 (5.20)
FWIW

Most rush attempts in a season by a Patriot's QB
1. Grogan- 1978- 81
2. Cassel- 2008- 73
3. Grogan- 1979- 64
4. Grogan- 1977- 61
5. Grogan- 1976- 60
6. Newton- 2020- 59* *- Thru just 6 games
Cam should be in 3rd after the Jets game
 

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167 yards off the 1978 Patriots pace thru 7 games...

not too shabby
 
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