Most improved: Running game or defense?

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Most improved: Running game or defense?

The Patriots did two things really well on Sunday that they didn't do in more than spurts last season: run the ball and defend well.

Mike Felger likes the way the Pats ran the ball, saying that it not only helps the offensive line who is still working on protecting Brady, but it also takes pressure off of Brady.

Andy Gresh notes that it makes the Pats much more complimentary in terms of the pass and the run together.

But is a run game the missing ingredient to a Super Bowl win? Or is it defense? Most likely, it's both.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Jimmy Garoppolo 'the next great one?'

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Jimmy Garoppolo 'the next great one?'

0:41 - An NFL scout says about Garoppolo, 'Bill think’s he's got the next great one', and a former Patriots player said if Garoppolo was traded to Cleveland, they would be a playoff team. The BST crew discusses.

6:49 - Red Sox are reportedly desperately seeking a third baseman. Jared Carrabis talks about the options that could be available for the Red Sox.

11:00 - In this edition of 2007 Patriots vs. 2017 Patriots, Mike Giardi and Tom Curran break down the running backs and offensive lineman of both teams.

16:02 - Kyle Draper and Tom Curran discuss Marcus Smart’s contract situation, if the Celtics could sign him to a contract extension, or if he might be the next to go.