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January 14, 2013
EXTRA: PATRIOTS RUN!
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January 14, 2013

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EXTRA: PATRIOTS RUN!

[NFL PLAYOFFS]

Move over, Tom Brady, there's a new game in Foxborough: the running game. As NFL nation prepares for this weekend's divisional playoffs, SI staff writer Ben Reiter takes a look at the matchup between the Patriots (12--4) and the Texans (13--4) and examines how running back Stevan Ridley (page 54) and New England's scaled-back aerial attack will fare against Houston's smothering defensive front. The combination of Ridley and backs Danny Woodhead, Brandon Bolden and Shane Vereen rushed for 2,089 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2012 and brought balance to an offense hobbled by injuries to tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. For complete coverage of the NFL playoffs, go to SI.com/mag

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