Both Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden topped 100 rushing yards in New England’s 52-28 victory, as the Patriots rumbled for 247 yards on the ground.
It was Bolden’s first 100-yard rushing game, as he finished with 137 yards on the ground and a touchdown in his first game with significant touches. The undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss thanked the New England offensive line after the game, saying they made it pretty easy for him.
“It was a great job by the offensive line just spacing the run,” said Bolden. “It wasn’t just me, it was every back that was back there. Everyone had an opportunity; everybody had a chance and just had to capitalize.”
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Ridley, who rushed for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns, shared the same feeling towards the big bodies blocking in front of him.
“The line did an exceptional job, and this wouldn’t have been done without them,” he said "
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