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Some strange developments in the league

Running the ball and strong defense wins Championships. Yet in the year 2002, not one of the six teams whom sport the top individual rushing backs made the playoffs. So I guess passing the ball wins Championships, which is also not necessarily true.

Ricky Williams was the leagues best back with 1.853 yards rushing. His Miami team missed the playoffs with a 9-7 record. They held the division lead until the final day, but were knocked out swiftly after a loss to New England and a NY Jets win. LaDainian Tomlinson ended the season as the No. 2 rusher with 1,683 yards rushing. His San Diego team started the year 6-1 only to falter to an 8-...

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