Running back Stevan Ridley lost a fumble for the third consecutive game tonight, and this one ended his shift.
Ridley, who has lost four fumbles this season, was beside himself after the game, but he made sure to also praise his teammates for overcoming the mistakes that led to a 24-0 deficit.
“First of all, this night is about the team and how we pulled it out,” Ridley said. “We fought back, being down 24. For me, it’s almost disgusting -- consecutive weeks, and personally as a player, my team deserves better. I come in. I work and bust my ass every day to come in here and not make the same mistakes. To have the same mistakes happen, there’s something I’ve got to do different, I’ve got to do better.
“As a competitor, all I can do is come in here and keep working. I’m not settling for anything less, and I’ve got to be there for my team when they call me. For me, I’m not going to focus on what I did or didn’t do. I’m just happy that we were able to come through and get this win tonight. That said a lot about this team and how hard we fought.”
LeGarrette Blount took over but also fumbled which turned the workload over to Brandon Bolden, who was inactive last week, but looked pretty good and scored a TD. Outside of pass-catching Shane Vereen, the Pats RB situation is pretty muddy right now. At this point, you almost have to let this sort itself out and not play Ridley in Week 13 against the Texans.