Quick-hit stats on Pats' running game

Here are a couple of interesting nuggets on the Patriots’ running game:

* Steven Ridley has picked up 30 rushing first downs when contacted prior to the first down marker this season, second-most in the NFL (Adrian Peterson, 31).

* The Patriots rank 8th in the NFL with 140.8 Rush YPG. That would be the highest figure of any Brady-Belichick season (2001-07, 2009-12) for the Patriots.