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Offensive snaps: Ocho can't capitalize

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Snaps played by Patriots skill-position players on offense in the team’s 34-31 loss to the Bills, and analyzing what it might mean (as charted in press box, small margin for error):

TE Rob Gronkowski – 74 of 75

WR Wes Welker – 71 of 75

WR Deion Branch – 69 of 75

WR Chad Ochocinco – 60 of 75

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis – 28 of 75

RB Danny Woodhead – 24 of 75

WR Julian Edelman – 23 of 75

RB Stevan Ridley – 11 of 75

WR Matthew Slater – 7 of 75

FB Dane Fletcher – 4 of 75

TE Matt Light – 4 of 75

(False start, illegal use of hands, holding and false start penalties included.)

ANALYSIS: In the first two games combined, Chad Ochocinco played a total of 35 snaps. He nearly doubled that output in this game and the Patriots needed more from him (2 catches, 28 yards). His performance was a disappointment. … Strange game for Deion Branch, playing so much and only being targeted three times (0 catches) … Rob Gronkowski is playing at a Pro Bowl level, leaving the field for just one snap, the third of the game on a 4 WR/1 RB package. … Left tackle Matt Light reported to an eligible position on the goal line, with offensive lineman Donald Thomas coming into the game as a sixth lineman. … Rookie RB Stevan Ridley saw his most extended playing time of the season and his effort is likely to earn him more (7 carries, 44 yards).