Who Has the Best Chance to Be NFL’s Cinderella Story of 2014?

September 27, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When you try and assess which football teams can make waves in late December you have to give considerable weight to those that can both run the football and stop the run.
When the weather gets harsh and massive gusts of wind turn accurate QBs into the “Schofield Kid” from Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, this pass-happy league suddenly begins to favor a solid running game. And in turn, those who are capable of shutting down such advantages and making offenses one-dimensional are given a decided advantage.
Currently, there are only two teams who rank in the top five in rushing on both offense and defense.
If you had to guess who would you think it would be?
Well, just to prove there is some validity to the value of a strong running game and run defense, I’ll disclose one of the teams right now: the defending champs. Yes, the Seattle Seahawks.
That’s not really much of a surprise, but it does illustrate how prioritizing your team to be ...

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