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Monday, January 4, 2016, 10:16am
The New England Patriots altered their running back rotation in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins, turning to veteran Steven Jackson as their top power option.
Jackson played 24 offensive snaps and finished with 14 carries for 35 yards (2.5 yards per carry) with one touchdown. The scoring run, a two-yarder in the third quarter, showed that Jackson can be a hammer close to the goal line.
“Once we get in those situations where we have to grind out yardage, that’s where I have to make sure I pull my weight on the team,” Jackson said. “Inside zone, I bounced the play outside and had a [defensive back] there, so I just had to lower my pads to get in the end zone.”
Posted by Matt Rittle
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 1:13pm
Week 19 vs Kansas City
In Week 16, Steven Jackson played on 16 percent of the snaps, rushing for a 7-15 line, in his first week with the Patriots. In Week 17, Jackson played 40 percent of the snaps, rushing for a 14-35-1 line. It's possible that trend continues this weekend in the Divisional Round, but it's also anybody's guess how this backfield shakes out. We're projecting Jackson to be more involved in the rushing game than the passing game, so have him as RB8 in standard, but RB11 in PPR.
2015 Strength of Schedule - NE
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats