The early reports Sunday suggested that New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount would lead the backfield, but it was RB Brandon Bolden who outpaced his teammates with 40 snaps to Blount's 22. For New England's receivers, WRs Kenbrell Thompkins and Julian Edelman finished with 61 and 60 snaps, respectively. WR Aaron Dobson finished third with 39, WR Danny Amendola played 38 snaps and finally, WR Josh Boyce played on just one snap.
It should come as a small surprise that Thompkins, Edelman and Dobson all played more snaps than Amendola. This will more than likely change moving forward, but it also speaks very highly of Thompkins for the rest of the season. For the running backs, this is one of those backfields that I personally avoid. Without a clear leader, Bolden is the one back I'd want to own in the short-term. Who knows what happens when Shane Vereen comes back and this is all might be for naught if Stevan Ridley ever gets it together.