Here is the list of the Superbowl winners in the past couple of years in the Nfl and their rushing and scoring defense ranking. XLVI Rushing offense Scoring Defense New York Giants 32 25 XLV Green Bay Packers 24 2 XLIV New Orleans Saints 6 20 XLIII Pittsburgh Steelers 23 1 XLII New York Giants 4 17 XLI Indianapolis Colts 18 23 XL Pittsburgh Steelers 5 3 XXXIX New England Patriots 7 2 XXXVIII New England Patriots 27 1 XXXVII Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 1 XXXVI New England Patriots 13 6 XXXV Baltimore Ravens 5 1 At best its a 50/50 proposition that a good running team wins the Superbowl. I did not include the old stats because with the Nfl passing rules emphasis its a different game now. What is consistently true is you need a good defense to win a Superbowl especially us (note we were 1,2 and 6 in our Superbowl seasons) .The Giants were ranked low in both their wins but i don't need to tell patsfans how good their defenses actually were.Hence, i don't understand why Bill and Josh are now convinced that being a running team will win us a Superbowl.Let's not mess with something that is not broke. Great defenses win you championships not balanced offenses.