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Patriots' Speed (in the Huddle) Kills

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In the time it takes to read this sentence the New England Patriots could run two plays. That's an exaggeration. But the pace of Patriot play running this season is so furious that they're on the verge of breaking an NFL record.

The Patriots have run 1,116 plays this season, and if they run 84 in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins they will break the record for most plays from scrimmage in a season, a record currently held by the 1994 Patriots.

Setting a record is no sure thing. The Patriots have averaged 74.4 plays per game this season. But they've run as many as 92 plays in a game.

No other team has come close to their pace in 2012. They've run 102 more plays than the Denver Broncos—more than a full game's worth—and 214 more than the...

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