DON’T GET ME STARTED on the Patriots game plan. All they have to do is check the rushing stats of the Patriots vs. Buffalo in the past two

years – 4 games. Also, know what they did Monday against the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals. The Pats rushed for over 200 yards.

OK let’s see how New England pounded the Bills on the ground in 2 years – 4 games







The last time the Bills lost to the Pats, Blount and Ridley led the ground game as New England picked up 267 yards on the ground. Twice in the last 4 games, the Pats rushed for over 245 yards.

In the last 4 games, New England gained 800 yards on the ground for an average of 200 per game (actually 799 yards, – 199.5 per game.

Take last season 2013, it’s worse. In the 2 games last year, the Pats pounded Buffalo for 435 yards or an average of 217 per game.

I hope that Jim Schwartz, defensive coordinator of the Bills, who did such a fine job against Detroit last week has an answer on how to stop the running game of New England. It’s known that if Brady has a good ground game, his passing opens up tremendously.

That means if Buffalo has a chance to end the misery of losing to the Patriots, they have to stop the run. Then the great line can tee off on Brady. Failure to do this will allow the Pats to take sole possession of first place in the AFC East.

This will be quite a challenge for Schwartz. So far he has done an outstanding job, vaulting the Bills into the #1 spot in the NFL in run defense. I’m sure he’s aware of what’s happened in the last couple of years and is now plotting an answer to the New England ground game. And let’s hope Schwartz is carried on the shoulders of his players for the second game in a row on Don’t Get Me Started.

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