Originally Posted by theogt
There is almost no correlation between yards per carry and winning games.
It depends on how the ypc is achieved. A consistent 4 - 5 yards per carry will win you some games. However if you get a bunch of 1 yard and no gainers along with 1 or 2 long runs to bring up the average it won't do you that much good.
The long yardage run plays will be good for the moment but over the long haul you need to gain yardage consistently on your running plays. Those 1 yard and no gainers (and of course losing yardage) will kill a drive or at least force you into obvious passing situations.