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New England Patriots (9-4)


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Patriots face unknowns in matchup with Bell-less Steelers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) If there's been a blueprint to having success against the Patriots defense this season, it's started with running the football.

Seven times in 2018 New England has allowed an opponent to rush for 100 or more yards. On four of those occasions it's ended in a Patriots loss. In includes last week's 34-33 loss at Miami in which New England gave up a season-high 189 yards to the Dolphins prior to their miraculous final play.

"The run game's been something that we need to do a much better job of coaching, do a better job of playing," Patriots linebacker coach Brian Flores said. "Teams are going to keep running the ball or attempting to run the ball until we do something to stop it. Obviously, that's at the top of my priority list and our priority list as a defensive staff."

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AFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
New England 940.692
Miami 760.538
Buffalo 490.308
New York 490.308
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady3700
Pass TDs: T. Brady23
Rush Yds: S. Michel706
Rush TDs: S. Michel5
Rec Yds: J. Gordon718
Rec TDs: J. White6
Int: J. Jones3
Sacks: T. Flowers6.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5162 (5)
Passing Yards: 3750 (8)
Rushing Yards: 1537 (16)
Points per game: 28.0 (6)
Yards per game: 397.1 (5)
Touchdowns: 39 (8)
Field Goals: 24 (11)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4842 (22)
Passing Yards: 3562 (23)
Rushing Yards: 1469 (15)
Points per game: 22.5 (12)
Yards per game: 372.5 (22)
Touchdowns: 33 (15)
Field Goals: 21 (20)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/26 M. Tobin cut
11/14 R. Humber signed
11/13 K. Barner cut
11/13 N. Grigsby cut
11/9 D. Patterson pract. squad add
11/9 J. Ferguson pract. squad del
11/8 C. Croston pract. squad add
11/8 D. Jones pract. squad del
11/7 M. Tobin signed One-year contract (through 2018)
11/7 J. Ferguson pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/9 D. Allen knee (Out)
12/9 S. Gilmore ankle (Questionable)
12/2 D. Allen knee (Out)
11/25 D. Allen knee (Out)
11/25 T. Brady knee, illness (Questionable)
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