Originally Posted by AdamJT13
You are using total yards for rankings, which is a terrible way to judge how effective a team is at running or passing.
For the umpteenth time, there is no proof that running the ball better helps a team pass the ball better or win more to any degree whatsoever. This has been proved year after year in the NFL. But closed-minded people who cling to their disproved theories can't accept that fact.
In terms of stats maybe not as for what takes place on the field yes there is. Safety being forced to move up, LB biting up on the run. The physical toll it takes on a defense as they are getting hammered. It matters and if it didn't teams would not run the ball the game would be 100% passing and nothing else but it does not work that way.
HC after HC talks about the importance of the running game to them so this non sense of well running does not win games? It does if it helps the offense move the ball and the chains
You want to use a stat watch the game see what a big time running game will force a defense to do to combat it and the passing lanes it creates.
It is not that hard to see and stats are not the be all