Like it or not, passing offenses all the rage

What do the top seeds in this year's playoffs have in common? An elite passing attack, which is becoming a prerequisite for success, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: January 4, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Lovers of defensive and power football should pay extra attention to the wild-card playoffs. A storm of change is coming that might be upsetting.

In the NFL, teams must change with the trends or die. The storm of change involves the passing offenses. The world watched New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick throw caution to those winds, acquiring Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Donte' Stallworth. The Patriots became a passing offense at the expense of running-game traditionalists. ...

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