Thomas Jones

Super Bowl winners mostly lack star running backs these days

The Tom Brady - Bill Belichick dynasty actually lacks something: a 100-yard rusher in the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots .

Perhaps that's the best way to explain why it's been a decade since a title game winner reached a mark often reserved for Super Bowl MVPs. It also illustrates how the game has changed since Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Terrell Davis were carrying the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos to championships.

Sunday's Super Bowl between the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will be the 20th since the last time a running back was the MVP: Davis.

"I think gone are probably the days of the one running back...

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