Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
If you attempt to run the ball and go for getting the first down and then getting it, then your opponent has a 0% chance of winning.
Two can play that game.
How many 3rd and 7s are converted by running the ball in the NFL? How many are converted by passing? Ravens were looking run the entire drive.
The priority of that run play was to take time off the clock. It wasn't to get the 1st down.