FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the snaps played by Patriots running backs in the first half (including penalties):
Stevan Ridley -- 16
Danny Woodhead -- 11
Shane Vereen -- 9
The Patriots are having trouble getting the ground game going consistently, having totaled 65 yards on 16 carries (4.1 avg.). The offense is playing with backups at both guard spots -- Donald Thomas on the left side, and Nick McDonald on the right side.
The Patriots have maintained more balance, with 17 pass attempts against 16 rushing attempts.