Stevan Ridley off and running

It's not just the 125 yards that bode well for Patriots RB -- it's how he got them

Updated: September 12, 2012, 2:53 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Have the New England Patriots finally found their big-play threat at running back?

On Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Stevan Ridley rushed for 125 yards on 21 carries. That's the second most rushing yards ever by a Patriots running back in Week 1 behind Tony Collins' 137 yards in 1982. No New England back had even cracked triple digits since Curtis Martin in 1995.

Those numbers are impressive. Even more notable is how Ridley got those yards.

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