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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Stevan Ridley
The New England Patriots are back in the AFC championship game because of a dominant running attack and an opportunistic defense.
LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC championship game.
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because of food and football. But it's family that makes all the difference (when I'm not getting yelled at, and even sometimes when I am). It's family that makes this year so special, and it's family that makes me more thankful than ever.
Tom Brady looks just fine. His fans and teammates are relieved.
The New England Patriots quarterback is taking part in the third day of joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It isn't known if he'll play Friday night when the teams meet in an exhibition game.
Bernard Pollard likes to talk and loves to hit.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots put this game — and the New York Jets' ugly season — away early.
Vince Lombardi, not to mention Woody Hayes, would love what the 49ers, Patriots, Texans, Chiefs and Giants have been doing recently. It might be longer than three yards and a cloud of dust, but those teams have run to daylight enough to make the ground game viable in the NFL again.
After three weeks of Tom Brady's record-setting passing, the Patriots finally put some balance into their offense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. _ Three trades. Two youngsters added to a group of old running backs. One potential successor to Tom Brady.
LSU leading rusher Stevan Ridley said Tuesday that his "innocence was maintained" now that the NCAA has cleared him to play in the Cotton Bowl.
LSU running back Stevan Ridley may be forced to miss the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M because of an academic violation.
LSU coach Les Miles and the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers can't escape reminders of how they botched the final seconds of last year's 25-23 loss at Mississippi.
Stevan Ridley wanted to make up for his two fumbles in LSU's season opener. Consider it done.
"They were averaging 150 yards coming in so you thought they'd run the ball, but they got down fast and had to throw," he said.
"Any time you go on the road against a tough opponent, you're going to have adversity. That call at the end of the game is a big call to make," running back Stevan Ridley said. "We just have to move on."