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It is a legitimate criticism. If the Falcons had proven that they can win in the playoffs without a running game then we could point to that as a counter. When you need one yard, running the ball becomes very important. When you need to protect a lead in the 4th quarter, running the ball is important.

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Didn't the packers win a Super Bowl with no running game less than 2 years ago? If passing is working then why do we need to run as good as others to win in the playoffs? If we're better at scoring points who cares if we run the ball!

Actually the Packers did run the ball well in that playoffs. A guy came off the practice squad and had like 2 or 3 100+ yard games. He was effective enough for the passing to flourish. You don't need to be Barry Sanders back there but you MUST be able to run the ball in order to set up those pass plays.

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Because we saw what the Lions DL was doing to our OL when we got to passing too much.

bingo......when Falcons cannot run and we are one-dimensional, then McClure/Konz get eaten up even worse on the pass rush. Matt is a dayum good QB, but he needs good protection moreso than Aaron Murray or RGIII due to his escapability limitations.

Falcons need a running game because Mike Smith does not have the stomach for throwing on first down on a consistent basis.

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We need to start doing more screen passes to make up for our lack of a run game, when the 49ers of the 80s lacked a run game they didn't force the ball to the RBs they just threw screens instead.

if we face the Niners and we cannot run the ball, they will eat our lunch - they are so fast in the front seven they will snuff out our screens while still smashing our QB......Not being able to run will eventually bite us in the arss.

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Don't run the ball for balance sake, Quick screens and draw plays can slow down the pass rush. The tosses to MT was not very effective but the RW screen TD was a fake toss to the RB on the right and the screen went left to RW who scored TD. As long as run game can get those tough short yards it would probably be enough.

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