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drs23
07-12-2010, 12:30 PM
By NFLN's Michael Lombardi (can be found here:http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81912e4e/article/teams-believing-in-convenient-truths-as-camps-approach)

The following is not WYSIWYG so it may be easier to go to the link.

What if we'd HAD A RUNNING GAME ALL SEASON LAST YEAR??



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I always review how many rushing attempts and pass completions a team amassed after each game. To me, this statistic is symbolic of a team's ability to execute in each aspect of its offense. Here are last year's top performers:

2009 rushes and completions
Rank Team Games Rushes Completions Total Total/game
1 Patriots 16 466 390 856 53.5
2 Saints 16 468 378 846 52.9
3 Vikings 16 467 377 844 52.8
4 Dolphins 16 509 331 840 52.5
5 Texans 16 425 399 824 51.5
6 Jets 16 607 210 817 51.1
7 Packers 16 438 357 795 49.7
8 Bengals 16 505 286 791 49.4
9t Ravens 16 468 321 789 49.3
9t Panthers 16 525 264 789 49.3
11t Falcons 16 451 332 783 48.9
11t Cowboys 16 436 347 783 48.9
13t Broncos 16 440 341 781 48.8
13t Giants 16 443 338 781 48.8
15 Steelers 16 428 351 779 48.7
16 Titans 16 499 271 770 48.1
17 Colts 16 366 402 768 48.0
18 Seahawks 16 395 372 767 47.9
19 Chargers 16 427 338 765 47.8
20 Jaguars 16 447 315 762 47.6
21 Cardinals 16 365 392 757 47.3
22 Chiefs 16 438 296 734 45.9
23 Redskins 16 391 340 731 45.7
24 Lions 16 409 316 725 45.3
25 Rams 16 411 312 723 45.3
26 Eagles 16 384 335 719 44.9
27 Browns 16 498 219 717 44.8
28 Bears 16 373 340 713 44.6
29t 49ers 16 371 312 683 42.7
29t Buccaneers 16 403 280 683 42.7
31 Bills 16 424 256 680 42.5
32 Raiders 16 410 255 665 41.6
Totals: 512 14,087 10,373 24,460 47.8
Average: 16 440 324 764 47.8
Playoff teams: 192 5,397 4,133 9,530 49.6



What's interesting about this statistic is that eight of the top 12 went to the playoffs last season. From another perspective, it indicates which teams can operate their offense effectively. There are exceptions. The Eagles are toward the bottom, but are a great quick-strike offense (scores on drives of less than four plays), which is why they led the league in that statistic.