Passing Gets You to the Playoffs, but then......
The two winning QB lines from yesterday:
Russel Wilson - 9 for 18, 103 yards 0 TDs - didn't turn it over
Tom Brady - 13 for 25, 198 yards 0 TDs - didn't turn int over
The more you watch these games, especially with the weather we have been having country - wide this winter, it shows that you need good QB play to get enough wins during the grind of a 16 game season to make the playoffs, but once you get there you better be able to run the football and play good defense.
Its actually somewhat similar to baseball, where a strong lineup can feast all season on mediocre pitching and get you to the post season, but once you get there, it comes down to who has the best pitchers.
I really hate "ground and pound" as I think it was more media driven (coupled with Rex's poor saviness with the press) but I do think Idzik and Rex both know how important running the ball is - we just need a QB not to derail us actually getting to the postseason.