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As a rookie, Stevan Ridley was relegated to postseason afterthought because of a fumbling issue late last season. So when he coughed up the football in back-to-back weeks against the Texans and Niners, the hand-wringing commenced.
Would Ridley, a dynamic runner who has added an element of explosiveness to the ground game that predecessor BenJarvus Green-Ellis could not, lose playing time or confidence after losing the ball a couple of times?
The answer: Nope.
Ridley, who finished with 1,263 yards and a dozen rushing touchdowns, had 38 carries for 158 yards and two scores over the season’s final two weeks—and he did it without fumbling.