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Running to daylight still important in NFL

Updated: October 12, 2012, 2:30 PM ET
Associated Press

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By BARRY WILNER

AP Pro Football Writer

Vince Lombardi, not to mention Woody Hayes, would love what the 49ers, Patriots, Texans, Chiefs and Giants have been doing recently. It might be longer than three yards and a cloud of dust, but those teams have run to daylight enough to make the ground game viable in the NFL again.

Only Kansas City has been losing among those five teams showing a strong commitment to the run. And for the others, particularly ...

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