Mere statistics don't reflect Faulk's true value

Kevin Faulk, New England's Mr. Reliable, is among a group of lesser-known contributors who could have a significant impact in the divisional playoffs, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: January 11, 2008
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In his nine years with the New England Patriots, do-it-all tailback Kevin Faulk has averaged 1,129.8 all-purpose yards per season.

The second-round draft choice has lined up as a running back, as a wide receiver and as a kick returner. Faulk has led New England once in rushing yards, twice in total yards from scrimmage, twice in punt-return average and four times in average kickoff-return yards.

But mostly what has kept the former LSU star around long enough to win ...

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