(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.)
By MATTHEW CARROLL
Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Stevan Ridley will be on the sidelines this weekend, just not in uniform.
While many players around the NFL escape football during the bye week, New England's second-year running back has other plans. Ridley is heading to Louisiana to watch his former high school play on Friday before watching No. 1 Alabama, his alma mater, take on No. 5 LSU on Saturday in one of the season's biggest clashes.
At the midway point of the Patriots' season, the back is developing into one of the league's best, leading the AFC with 716 yards rushing, good enough for fourth in the NFL.
Ridley's straight-ahead running has allowed one of the most potent and pass-happy offenses in the league over the past five years adopt a more balanced attack.
---
Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
Thumbnail Rams Season Win Total Prediction Amid all the hullaballoo surrounding their move (back) to Los Angeles, the Rams actually lost some fairly significant pieces on the personnel side. Will a new man...
Thumbnail Dolphins Season Win Total Prediction With a new head coach and several fresh faces, will the Miami Dolphins win over or under 7 games in 2016?
More inNFL Articles  
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement