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Despite fumbles, Stevan Ridley still Patriots’ top back

Stevan Ridley stood in the visitors’ locker room at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday afternoon, surrounded by media, and talked about the Patriots’ unexpectedly difficult road win over the Jaguars.

Ridley’s answer about the Patriots’ slow start came in the context of the team, but it also could have described his personal approach to a season that has seen the second-year running back top 1,000 rushing yards yet deal with a recurring ball-security problem.

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