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Stevan Ridley has 716 rushing yards. Looking back on BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ 667 yards last season, Ridley’s performance has been welcomed and needed. In fact, the Patriots have recorded four of their five wins when he’s run for more than 100 yards. It’s not like he’s just taking what’s given to him, he’s been able to bounce off tackles, stay upright, and speed his way through holes to help the Patriots to the fifth best rushing offense in the NFL with 149.6 yards per game. It’s a far cry from 2011, when the Patriots were 20th. Ridley’s exploits have made the Patriots the most balanced team in the NFL.