Lords of Scythia wrote: HawkerD wrote:
ivotuk wrote:One of the reasons Pete Ball works, is because running the ball keeps it away from the opposing offense, it's favorable for time of possession, keeps your defense rested, thus keeping the per game score down, which in turn brings the ranking of your defense up!
And, it wears out opposing defenses. Look at what Tennessee is doing. Don't be surprised if they beat the "high powered Chiefs" this weekend. There's a reason why Andy Reid has so many regular season wins, but so few post season wins.
Three and out does not keep the ball away from the opponent. Derrick Henry was running through holes the likes that have never been seen under Carrol. Our backs have so much YAC because they are hit at the LOS if not in the backfield.
Statistically speaking, NFL wide, for max point production you should throw the 70% of the time for the best W/L outcome. With a QB as talented as RW make that 75% of the time.
Except passing teams don't make the playoffs, and running teams do.
ahh KC is a passing game and are in the SB. For the purposes of this we will say a run team is a top 10 running team.
Balt, SF, Tenn, Sea, Dallas, Minn, Indy, Buf, Houst, Az
NE, BUff, Balt, Houst, Tenn, KC, Phily, GB, MInn, NO, SF, SEatt
Totla top 10 run teams in playoffs 7 of 12, far form numbers that say passign teams dont make the playoffs,
Nor is anyone saying don't run the ball, we are saying lets do better with our passing attack like we always seem to do in the 2nd half. As an FYI our leading rusher ran the ball 138 in the first half, and 134 in the 2nd when we change our passing attack and move the ball at will. Hardly says giving up on the run.