Continued balance: The Patriots have the most balanced offense in the NFL, and when the Patriots feature a 100-yard rusher they almost always win. In four of the team’s five wins this season, Stevan Ridley ran for at least 100 yards. It appears his success is just as important for the team as Tom Brady’s. The Patriots have the fifth best rushing offense in the NFL. To break it down for you, running the ball well equals winning. It’s that simple.