Edelman seems like best fit as 3rd WR

A look at the snaps played by offensive skill-position players in the Patriots’ 35-7 victory over the Jaguars while attempting to identify trends (as charted in the press box, small margin for error):

TE Benjamin Watson -– 54 of 62

WR Wes Welker –- 46 of 62

WR Randy Moss -- 38 of 62

TE Chris Baker –- 31 of 62

WR Julian Edelman –- 29 of 62

WR Sam Aiken -– 24 of 62

RB Kevin Faulk –- 24 of 62

RB Sammy Morris –- 21 of 62

FB Dan Connolly –- 16 of 62

RB Fred Taylor –- 16 of 62

RB Laurence Maroney –- 8 of 62

TE Mark LeVoir -– 3 of 62

(Two false-start penalties on Sebastian Vollmer not included.)

ANALYSIS: Edelman was utilized as the primary No. 3 option over Aiken, and it seems like that is the team’s best combination when going three-wide … Aiken, who was the No. 4 option, played all 20 snaps on the final drive, inflating his snap total … Moss did not play on the final 20-play drive, which is reflected in his lower snap total … Watson was the primary tight end in three-receiver packages, even as the Patriots were running the ball out of the set in the fourth quarter … Connolly’s 16 snaps as a lead-blocking fullback were easily a season high, as 10 came on the final drive … Maroney did not play after his lost goal-line fumble on the first drive … Of Taylor’s 16 snaps, 15 came on the final drive.