Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
We rush 52.20% of the time. Which is pretty close to balanced.
BUT. Only 1 team rushed for a higher percentage of the time than we did: The Denver Broncos @ 53.69% of the time.
The Niners rushed 50.15% of the time.
The "average" was rushing 42.91% of the time.
The Detroit Lions rushed the least at 33.65% of the time.
As I understand, it looks like TPN used stats for 16 regular season games and counted the entire game
This also held out in the play-offs.
There were 546 rushing attempts on record out of 1,056 total plays.
And he didn't account for situations like a sack (which is actually a pasing play, but was recorded as a rushing attempt.)
There are other circumstances which I can bring up later - like a busted play, where the QB scrambled and gain a yard or two; these were also passing plays but ended up being running plays.
By "my defintion", one needs to look at the first half stats (and/or the "so-called" 25 scripted plays the Texans ran to determine whether they were a RUN-FIRST team or not.
So far by my count, the distribution in the first eight games of the season resulted in 21 more pass plays in the first half of these games.
The second half of the season saw a plus five count in favor of the passing game despite a multitude of players at QB.
In the play-offs, we were even against the Bengals and passed 4 more times in the Ravens game.
All this despite the in-and-out of QBs throughout the season and your #1 receiver on the shelf for 9 games (while rounding into shape in the first couple of games back and playing a few games less than 100% due to the injury.)