How To Win a Football Game

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    For those that really know and understand the NFL game what I am about to say will really come as no surprise, but to see the actual numbers is quite revealing. Quarterbacks get the credit and everyone loves to see the passing game, but wins are created on the ground. It's all about the run!

    Consider the following for games this year alone and compare the Win/Loss records for teams who gain 300 yards passing vs. teams who run the ball 30 or more times. Teams who recorded 300 passing yards or more have a combined record of 8-9 while teams who ran the ball 30 times or more have a combined record of 17-3.

    Now you can't just run the ball 30 straight times, gaining one yard per carry, and expect to win simply because you did so. Running the ball 30 times means you are running successfully, moving the chains, controlling the clock, and keep the opposing offense off the field. In that regard the best defense is an exceptional running game.

    Short, sweet, and to the point. Consider the following results for this season:


    Week One
    300 Yards Passing (4-4)
    Tony Romo: Win
    Andrew Luck: Loss
    Matt Stafford: Win
    Robert Griffin III: Win
    Drew Brees: Loss
    Michael Vick: Win
    Aaron Rodgers: Loss
    Cam Newton: Loss


    30+ Carry Teams (8-3)
    Chicago: Win
    Jacksonville: Loss
    NY Jets: Win
    Houston: Win
    New England: Win
    Washington: Win
    Philadelphia: Win
    Kansas City: Loss
    San Francisco: Win
    Seattle: Loss
    Tampa Bay: Win

    Week Two
    300 Yards Passing (4-5)
    Matt Cassel: Loss
    Drew Brees: Loss
    Brandon Weeden: Loss
    Andy Dalton: Win
    Carson Palmer: Loss
    Tom Brady: Loss
    Eli Manning: Win
    Michael Vick: Win
    Sam Bradford: Win


    30+ Carry Teams (9-0)
    Buffalo: Win
    Carolina: Win
    Indianapolis: Win
    Houston: Win
    Miami: Win
    Arizona: Win
    Philadelphia: Win
    Seattle: Win
    San Diego: Win

    Consider also that in three of those games where a team won with a 300 yard passing game they also had 30+ carries on the ground. Consider as well that of the three losses this year where a team ran the ball 30 times and lost, two of them (Seattle / Arizona and Jacksonville / Minnesota) were extremely close games that came right down to the wire and were decided by 4 points or less.
     
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    For Week Three

    300 Yard Passers (4-5)
    Locker (Ten): Win
    Detroit (combined Hill/Stafford): Loss
    Dalton (Cin): Win
    Sanchez (NYJ): Win
    Luck (Ind): Loss
    Manning (Den): Loss
    Roethlisberger (Pit): Loss
    Brady (NE): Loss
    Flacco (Bal): Win


    30+ Carry Teams (8-4)
    Chicago: Win
    Minnesota: Win
    Detroit: Loss
    Washington: Loss
    Kansas City: Win
    New York Jets: Win
    Miami: Loss
    Buffalo: Win
    Jacksonville: Win
    Arizona: Win
    Houston: Win
    New England: Loss

    Season
    300 Yard Passers: 12-14
    30+ Carry Teams: 25-7
     
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    Its always been controlling the line of scrimmage always.

    Just ask the Bills,or Denver,well Denver learned.
     
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    The bills have been dominating in the trenches.
     
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    Well sorta,bet they do the same as last year,good start then well nots so good.

    What I was really referring to was the run and gun offense they had in days long past,the kelly years,did great against similar offenses,lots of points,but when they met up with a true line control team not so good,they came close with the Giants,in that SB but not so good against the skins and the dull ass plow boys those were some real beat downs.

    Denver met the same fate. But that was long ago things have changed.
     
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    The Texans do it better then anyone. We lead the league in time of possession and have the biggest point differential in the first half in the NFL.
    Then it's run and control the clock.
    The combo of Kubiak and Wade is a lesson in how to play football.
     
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    I was under the impression that you had to score more points to win. Did the NFL change the rules this year?
     
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    Apparently so.
     
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    There's one in every bunch, huh? The point is that you can't score points unless your offense is on the field (barring a score on a turnover which is rare). When the other team is running well they keep your offense on the sidelines and not driving toward the end zone. It also keeps their defense rested so when you do get the ball you are facing a defense that is fresh and energetic.

    The numbers speak for them themselves dude.
     
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    Run when they think you are going to pass, and pass when they think you are going to run.

    Works every time.
     

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