And the reason is this: When Romeo Crennel’s teams run the ball respectably, they win 75 percent of the time. Seventy-five. Think about that.
The NFL resume for the Chiefs coach shows a record of 26-41 over four seasons in Cleveland and three games in Kansas City. But look closer: When Crennel’s squads have rushed for 130 yards or more as a team in a single game, he’s 15-5 (.750) in those contests. When they don’t, he’s 11-36 (.234).
In other words, it’s the difference between the Colts with Peyton Manning and the Colts with Curtis Painter. Heck, it’s a no-brainer.