Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
Even when the NFL was more oriented towards th e run, the best teams could pass. so the idea that to be really good a team has to do both is not unique to now.
Even the most die hard run team will abandon the run if they're down by two scores with time running out. Throwing the ball is simply a more efficient way to get the ball from one end of the field, to the other. That and excellent punt returns.
The higher scoring teams are generally also the better passing teams.
Points come out of the passing game. Throw to get the lead, run to keep it.