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The running back corps this season will get up over 2,000 yards this season. Bill Belichick has crafted a backfield where he has the perfect combination of speed, power and elusiveness that will complement the offense's style of play, helping New England to being one of the most potent offensive teams in the NFL.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis will lead the team again in rushing yards, with another 1,000-yard season. Although he is not an every-down back he will get a lot of rest with Danny Woodhead in to spell him on third downs, giving him the energy he needs for those powerful runs.
Woodhead will get over 600 yards this season as the Pats third-down back. His small stature gives him the ability to hide behind the offensive linemen and find the hole.
Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley will be good complementary backs in their rookie seasons, both gaining over 200 yards apiece on the ground.