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However, things should be even more interesting this time around with four running backs in the mix. He was the third back in the game behind Rex Burkhead and James White.

On Saturday night, Watson found the endzone for the second straight week with a rushing touchdown.

Fortunately, it was just a preseason game.

Last night [Saturday] we saw the Patriots play their 2nd Preseason Game. Both times, the team's running backs (Burkhead and D.J. Foster) burned coverage before scoring. You can always count on Belichick to find another short, stocky player with reliable hands and a knack for picking up yards after the catch.

No one is arguing that, but what stood out more to me - and I believe is more relevant than one ill-advised interception - is the series of plays between the strip sack and interception. The Patriots will play in Detroit next Friday before closing the preseason on August 31 at Gillette Stadium against the Giants.

In their preseason opener, the New England rested nearly all of their starting players as well as the main backup veterans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Saturday's preseason game against New England, it looks like Bruce Ellington is making a push to be that guy.

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The Patriots and Brady responded with a 10-play, 75-yard drive.

The Patriots quarterback is known for his rigorous but robust training program, and believes others will soon realize the benefits are too great to ignore. He would be taken out of the game after that play and Brissett would take over as Quarterback. The team announced that Roberts sustained a rib injury and would not return.

He was on the field for 15 of the Patriots' first 17 plays and was not targeted.

"I think we all need a lot of work", Belichick said of the Gronkowski decision to WBZ's Steve Burton at halftime, as the Patriots came out for the third quarter with a 13-10 lead.

Kony Ealy played a decent game for the Patriots, looking solid off the line. "Since we've gone to pads, put pads on, (D'Onta) Foreman's stood out". He showed a lack of awareness in the Patriots' final play of the game, a strip that went through the end zone for a touchback.

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