Originally Posted by wick
That's because they win, and thus run the ball more than other teams that don't win as much.
But the flip side to that is that teams with crazy passing yardage are losing at a similar clip.
You need to be able to run the ball and stop the run. Ball control is a huge part of this game. Rams losing to the Pats was a prime example of that and the Pats are not a great running team. They set an early tempo and get that lead as you suggest...and then run the ball to control the other teams offense. That is football 101.