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ON FOOTBALL | Midweek Report

Ivan Fears key in surge of Patriots running backs

Over the course of an NFL season, a lot of things get talked about. Some factors are overblown, some aren’t addressed enough.

Sunday’s 41-28 win over the Texans by the Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs gave us ample reason to get back to something that had been apparent several times this season but fell through the cracks: Patriots running backs mentor Ivan Fears is one heck of a coach.

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