Patriots looking for balanced rushing attack

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley likens this

week’s pivotal prime-time game against the New York Jets to a chess


Ridley says the Patriots ”know them like the back of our hand,

and they know us.”

The Jets appeared to have no clue what was coming at them a

month ago. The patented pass-happy Patriots (5-3) caught New York

(5-3) completely off-guard Oct. 9, when running back BenJarvus

Green-Ellis set career highs with 27 carries and 136 yards and also

scored two touchdowns in leading New England to a 30-21


Looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak since 2002

with at least a share of the division lead on the line Sunday

night, the Patriots are now hoping for an encore of Bennie vs. the