Yes, Patriots can run the ball -- quite well, in fact

Thanks to their aerial game, the Patriots are setting all kinds of records. But don't overlook their running game, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: December 28, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Given the superiority of the New England Patriots' passing attack, with quarterback Tom Brady and his arsenal of explosive receivers poised to smash a bevy of records, it is sometimes easy to forget the Patriots can run the ball, too.

During the past two weeks, second-year tailback Laurence Maroney has offered to the absent-minded and the skeptical exactly 260 yard-by-yard reminders that when Brady grows arm-weary, the Pats can still wear out their opponents by running through ...

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