Week 8: Not featuring the run

Rushing attacks remain on back burner; rousing, defining victory by Lions

Originally Published: October 27, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Running backs have yet to move to the forefront of playoff races.

We're eight weeks into the season, and there have been only 28 games in which a running back had 100 yards. On Sunday, for example, the only back who hit the century mark was the Arizona Cardinals' Andre Ellington, who had 154 yards in a 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

It used to be said that defense and running games win championships. Not anymore. Teams such as the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks stress ...

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