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Offensive formations highlighted TEs, backs

A look at the offensive positional groupings utilized by the Patriots in their 27-21 win over the Ravens:

2 WR/2 TE/1 RB -- 27 of 67 snaps

3 WR/1 TE/1 RB -- 19 of 67

2 WR/1 TE/2 RB -- 11 of 67

1 WR/2 TE/2 RB -- 4 of 67

3 WR/2 RB -- 4 of 67

3 TE/2 RB -- 1 of 67

1 WR/3 TE/1 RB -- 1 of 67

ANALYSIS: The struggles of Joey Galloway, who was a healthy scratch, seemed to dictate how the Patriots utilized their personnel. Without a pure No. 3 receiver, the Patriots didn't lean as heavily on their base three-receiver set. Instead, they tapped into the versatility of their tight ends and running backs, playing 32 snaps with multiple tight ends and 20 with two backs. The backs were often used as receivers. Sammy Morris's 12-yard touchdown run came out of the unconventional 2 WR/1 TE/2 RB grouping.