49ers, Seahawks running games should take back seat

Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (left) and Russell Wilson celebrate a TD against the Saints. (USA TODAY...

Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (left) and Russell Wilson celebrate a TD against the Saints. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Mike Rutsey, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

See Spot run.

See Marshawn run.

See LeGarette run

See Frank run.

The NFL is and always has been quick to jump on to bandwagons and in the past few weeks that means that albeit briefly, running the ball appears to be very much back in vogue.

It may not be back to the extent of say, Jim Brown in his hey-day with the Cleveland Browns or Earl Campbell in his glory days with the Houston Oilers, or even all those great pound-it-on-the-ground running backs the Pittsburgh Steelers used en route to winning Super Bowls.

It could have been a one weekend hiccup.

Make no mistake, though, most of the offence you’ll see this coming weekend will come through the air, the Seahawks being the exception.


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