Stevan Ridley inactive for Patriots

No one would've been surprised to see the Patriots give Stevan Ridley, who has had major issues with fumbles this season, a reduced role. But it was shocking to see him ruled out completely.

The Patriots did just that, however, effectively benching Ridley for the entire game.

Ridley has fumbled in three straight games but he won't get the opportunity to do that on Sunday, as he's a healthy scratch.

Expect to see plenty of Shane Vereen instead.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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