BenJarvus Green-Ellis Looks to Break The Century Mark In Pats' Season Finale

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIDecember 31, 2010

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 12: Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots runs against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Patriots defeated the Bears 36-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass—New England Patriots' running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, also known as the "Law Firm," looks to rush for 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. 

The Law Firm has rushed for 928 yards this season, and he has one game left this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins to break the century mark. 

If Green-Ellis gains at least 72 yards, he will be the first Patriots' running back to record 1,000 rushing yards in a season since Corey Dillon did it back in 2004. 

Green-Ellis has had a break-out year and has shared the bulk of the running game with Danny Woodhead. Both players have been effective when All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady isn't airing it out. 

The one unique thing about New England's backfield is that both running backs were un-drafted. New England, surprisingly, is ranked 11th in the NFL for total rushing yards, and all thanks can go to Green-Ellis and Woodhead.

So, if you have tickets to Sunday's game in New England and you're asking yourself why you should bother going—considering the Pats have already locked up the top seed in the AFC and have nothing to play for—well, maybe go out and cheer on the Law-Firm to break the century mark for the first time in his young career. 


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