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Patriots' ground game a team effort

Recent emphasis on physical running attack pushes them in right direction

Updated: January 16, 2014, 11:54 AM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the New England Patriots' coaches turn the page from one opponent to the next, a process that typically begins shortly after their players are dismissed from meetings and workouts on Monday afternoon, the first step is to identify what areas of the foe's game are strengths and which are weaknesses.

That's the root of being a game-plan team, where strategy can change dramatically from one week to the next: Find out where your opponent is weak and attack it; if there's ...

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