|Teams that run a lot likely run a lot BECAUSE they're winning rather than vice versa.|
|Which is a good thing.|
| In comment 14526805 BestFeature said:
Teams that run a lot likely run a lot BECAUSE they're winning rather than vice versa.
Sure you want to run more but the best teams have great balance between pass and run even if passing game is short and intermediate. Ability to run really opens up opportunities in red zone for quick passing strikes. How many times have we seen not only Giants but other teams stall in red zone because they can't run the ball and there is nowhere to go with ball with seven or eight defending across the end zone?
Yes, that is true. And that is why I said:
On the one hand, if a team is ahead late in the game, there's a bias toward running the ball more often to take time off the clock.
But the question still remains: Is our #2 running back on this team good enough and productive enough to take on a heavier load in 2019, or does the backup to Saquon Barkley need upgrading?