From the game last Sunday against the Jets.
(numbering indicates which possession for the Pats, followed by whether the drive included any running plays and the result of the drive)
1 rushing TD
2 no rushing punt
3 rushing TD
4 no rushng punt
5 rushing punt
6 no rushing INT
7 rushing punt
8 rushing punt
9 rushing punt
10 rushing FG
11 rushing Punt
12 rushing FG
13 no rushing Punt
when 1st play was pass: 9 of 13 possessions, 5 3 and out, 1 led to score
when 1st play was rush: 4 of 13 possessions, 1 3 and out, 3 led to score
Pats had 5 possessions that began in 3rd quarter. On three of these possessions (6, 8 and 9 in the list), Pats attempted to throw on 1st play of the possession. Brady was sacked all three times.
Of the 4 possessions where there was no rushing at all, the offense came up with -7 points.
Maybe Josh can try to remember that the running game is important.