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Kevin Faulk a huge loss for Patriots

Updated: September 23, 2010, 2:32 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Kevin Faulk might be viewed as a third-down back by the rest of the NFL, but he's far from it. He's really a workhorse.

No New England Patriots running back played more in each of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons. Through two games this season, Faulk was on pace to once again serve as the team's primary running back, as he was on the field for 51 of 123 plays (including penalties).

The way the Patriots attack on offense, with quarterback Tom Brady most comfortable in the ...

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