Patriots' rush renaissance paying off

Updated: November 10, 2012, 12:52 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On one of the first drills of New England Patriots training camp in 2010, coach Bill Belichick had the football placed at the 2-yard line. The message couldn't have been any clearer.

After a 2009 season in which red zone struggles were too prevalent -- too many field goals, not enough touchdowns -- getting better production in that area was going to be a primary point of emphasis over the course of the year.

The plan ultimately worked, the tone set on the first ...

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