The NFL has, of course, become a passing game. Everyone has to air it out.
But you can’t forget the running game. An effective run offense provides a strong path to victory.
A recent tweet by NFL345 illustrates how important the ground game is in the league. Last season, there were 103 100-yard rushing games in the regular season. The teams went 73-28-2 in those games for a whopping .718 winning percentage.
Success Running the Ball:— NFL345 (@NFL345) September 5, 2022
In 2021, @NFL teams with a 100-yard rusher posted a 73-28-2 record for a .718 winning percentage. That rated higher than clubs with a 100-yard receiver (105-61, .633) or a 300-yard passer (68-44, .607).#Kickoff2022 pic.twitter.com/vAcJTFUvES
The Las Vegas Raiders played a strong role in that trend last season. They went 3-0 in games that they had a 100-yard rusher. they were Peyton Barber in Week 3 and Josh Jacobs in Weeks 16 and 18.
Last week was a reminder for the Raiders as thy had just 64 yards rushing. It’s time to kick up the running game.
In other Raiders’ news:
- Expect rotation to continue: The Las Vegas Review Journal writes that the Raiders’ offensive line rotation will likely continue for time time being.
- QB rankings: Check out where Derek Cerr ranks in FanSided’s quarterback rankings.
- Where to improve: Bleacher Report has three ways the Raiders’ offense can improve in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.
- Cool merch: Our friends at Homage has this cool retro Bo Jackson Raiders’ gear plus some cool sales today and Sunday. Check them out.