Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/11/13
Twin 102-yard rushing performances. First defeat of the season. Both quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch topped the century mark with their feet against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. For such rare and remarkable ground-game productivity, the Seattle Seahawks were rewarded with their first defeat of the 2013 season. How important is a 100-yard rushing performance anymore? In the NFL, running the ball often means you’re just giving the other guys’ defensive backs a chance to catch their breath. Running the ball is tantamount to “taking your foot off the gas.” In a tight contest against an offensively productive opponent, NFL teams can rarely afford to shun scoring opportunities at any stage of the game. The fact is, if you want to score NFL points, you need to do it through the air. Breaking it down Through week five in the 2013 NFL season, 353 offensive touchdowns have been scored, according to NFL.com. The breakdown: 103 touchdowns ...
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