Matt Williamson of ESPN Scouts Inc., ranks AFC East teams in terms of their personnel at running back, and puts the Patriots second in the division (Insider content).
"When looking at this backfield, you have to factor in how good this team is with run blocking and how much attention opposing defenses must spend playing the pass, which simply isn't the case with the other three teams in the division," Williamson writes, before dissecting the talents of Danny Woodhead and BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Williamson breaks down the AFC East this way:
2. New England
3. N.Y. Jets
At first glance, I was surprised that the Patriots were ranked ahead of the Jets.