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Running does not always equate to winning

Running is important, but the remaining playoff teams -- and history -- have proven that's not enough.

Updated: January 16, 2004, 6:15 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

John Fox has a formula for winning. He doesn't reveal it, but it's not necessary that he does. It's a formula as old as the game itself -- just run, baby.

The Panthers were one of five teams that ran the ball more than 50 percent of the time this year. The Ravens (54.7 percent run), Broncos (51.9), Panthers (51.8) and Packers (50.8) were four of those five teams and each made the playoffs. The only team that didn't was the Dolphins, who won 10 games running 50.3 percent of the downs.

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