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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Shotgun a prominent part of attack

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One question asked when running back Kevin Faulk was lost for the season in Week 2 was how much the Patriots would still use the shotgun formation.

Little has changed as the Patriots remain among the league leaders in shotgun usage. In the team's most recent win over Miami, for example, the Patriots were in the 'gun for 25 of their 58 snaps (penalties included)

The season numbers now look like this:

Total snaps: 249
Total shotgun: 108
Percentage: 43.3