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Numbers show Pats' to-do list should start with workhorse RB, 3rd WR and pass-rusher

Updated: January 14, 2010, 3:22 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats & Information

Some of the problems that plagued the New England Patriots cannot be fixed during the offseason. No single free agent will fix a 2-6 road record. The Patriots blew four games in which they held a 10-point lead. No draft pick can solve that.

However, a few glaring weaknesses can be addressed through personnel. The Patriots have a lot of holes to fill, but the numbers reveal three that stand above the rest.

Looking for a workhorse

The Patriots' running game might not ...

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