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Winners run the ball.


With so much talk recently about how Andy Reid's #1 offense was going to cover for the sins of all other areas of the game (and render unnecessary any semblance of a running game), I thought I'd go inside the numbers.  All research was conducted by yours truly.  Enjoy...

Super Bowl Winners

A history of pass-run ratio in the Super Bowl

 

2010—Saints 18 rushes, 39 pass attempts

2009—Steelers—25 rushes, 30 pass attempts

2008—Giants—26 rushes, 34 pass attempts

2007—Colts—42 rushes, 38 pass attempts (Colts up by 5 at the end of the 3rd)

2006—Steelers—33 rushes, 22 passes (Steelers up by 4 at the end of the 3rd)

2005—Patriots—28 rushes, 33 passes (Tied at the end of the 3rd)

2004—Patriots—35 rushes, 48 passes (Pats up by 4 at the end of the 3rd)

2003—Tampa Bay—42 rushes, 34 passes (a complete blowout)

2002—Patriots—25 rushes, 27 passes (Pats up by 14 at the end of the 3rd)

2001—Baltimore—33 rushes, 26 passes (Ravens up 24-7 at end of 3rd)

 

The breakdown of numbers

 

There were 307 rushing plays by the winning team in the last 10 Super Bowls

There were 331 passing plays by the winning team in the last 10 Super Bowls

That is a Run-Pass Ratio of 47% to 53% in the game of the Super Bowl itself.

 

Here is the list of #1 offenses in terms of passing attempts in the last 10 years during the regular season

 

2009—Seahawks—7-9 record

2008—Saints—8-8 record

2007—Saints—652—7-9 record

2006—Packers—8-8 record

2005—Arizona Cardinals—5-11 record

2004—Green Bay Packers—10-6 record

2003—Giants—4-12 record

2002—Rams—7-9 record

2001—Detroit Lions—2-14 record

2000—New York Jets—9-7 record

 

Here is the list of #1 offenses in terms of overall yardage in the past 10 years during the regular season

 

2009—Saints—Super Bowl Champs

2008—Saints

2007—Patriots

2006—Saints

2005—Chiefs

2004—Chiefs

2003—Vikings

2002—Raiders

2001—Rams

2000—Rams

 

Pass-Run Ratio of SB Champs during regular season

 

2010—Saints—468 rushes to 544 passes

2009—Steelers—460 rushes to 506 passes

2008—Giants—469 rushes to 544 passes

2007—Colts—439 rushes to 557 passes

2006—Steelers—549 rushes to 379 passes

2005—Patriots—524 rushes to 485 passes

2004—Patriots—473 rushes to 537 passes

2003—Tampa Bay—414 rushes to 348 passes

2002—Patriots—473 rushes to 482 passes

2001—Ravens—511 rushes to 504 passes

 

4438 rushing attempts to 4886 rushing attempts

This is a run-pass ratio of 45% to 55%

 

Eagles Pass-Run ratio during this time

 

2009—384 to 553

2008—427 to 606

2007—421 to 577

2006—416 to 544

2005—365 to 620

2004—376 to 547

2003—417 to 484

2002—489 to 548

2001—412 to 522

2000—397 to 575

 

4104 rushing attempts to 5576 passing attempts

This is a run-pass ratio of 36% to 64%

 

Looking at the numbers, you can see that this is not how it is done.  Even the Saints ran the ball 43% of the time.  Something needs to change.  And I think I know what it is...

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