running game

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Noun1.running game - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing teamrunning game - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
draw play, draw - (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
end run, sweep - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
return - (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
reverse - (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
rushing, rush - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
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SIU's vaunted running game also helped produce runs, going 7-for-8 stealing bases in the game, but SIU also struck out 13 times.
"We're still good at our running game, we still have that running game that we can work on as well, so it gives us that extra option."
The Chiefs stuck to the running game in the snow against the Indianapolis Colts, yet Pat Mahomes still managed to provide a solid effort, passing for 278 yards while running for a touchdown. 
Unfazed by a hostile crowd, Manila overcame the only unbeaten team in the MPBL Datu Cup by using an unrelenting running game to stun Muntinlupa, 100-86, on Wednesday night at the jampacked Muntinlupa Sports Complex.
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Our offense starts with the running game, and our passing game comes off that."
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Magma Bloods using its patented running game left STC flat-footed in the final quarter.
"We did a lot of looking at that in the bye week and tried to analyze where we could improve and make progress, and hopefully we'll be able to use those studies to try to improve not only our running game but our entire offensive operation.''
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Their running game is also affected by Shane Vereen breaking his wrist, but Brady used receiver Julian Edelman to great effect on Sunday.