FOXBORO -- Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley combined for 243 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills.
But as everybody in New England knows, that doesn't necessarily mean the Patriots will go back to stressing their ground-attack on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Bolden even went so far as to say that he has to put the "blinders" on this week, entering their Week 5 game.
"It happened. It was in the past. And now we're moving on," said Bolden before Thursday's practice.
It's the way they do business in New England. Only, when Bolden said it on Thursday, it actually sounded like he believed it to be true.
"I have no clue," said Bolden, when asked what his role in this week's game will be. "You never know. We might go in with one game plan and do something differently."
Regardless of how much playing time Bolden gets against the Broncos, he knows he'll have to be ready, either way. It's an aspect of the Patriots' young running back group, that he says is their most important trait.
"We all realize that we are a young group, and I guess we kind of embrace that, as a group," said Bolden. "We all know that we have to pick each other up . . . We try to make each other better. That's pretty much our game plan.
"It's the NFL. You never know what can happen. A guy might go down, you never know. That's why everybody has to be on point. And I think that's what our group is real good at."
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.
Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape.
OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.
The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.
Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent.