Rookie running back Stevan Ridley had a season- and tea...

Boston Globe - [Full Article]

Rookie running back Stevan Ridley had a season- and team-high 13 carries against the Dolphins Saturday, the second straight week he led the Patriots in rushing attempts.

Ridley totaled 64 yards, nearly all of them coming in the second half - a recurring theme in the game for the New England offense - and his final carry, an 18-yard scamper, gave the Patriots the first down they needed to kill the clock and seal the 27-24 win.

The third-round pick out of Louisiana State impressed teammates and coach Bill Belichick.

Fantasy Impact: 

The Patriots running back situation is always going to be a head-scratcher when you have Tom Brady at QB, but Ridley is clearly moving up the depth charts and looks likely to have a bigger impact starting next season than he did this season.

Filed Under: 2011, W17

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