Each individual rush is considered on it's own, and measured by it's "success." A run is considered successful if it gets 40% of the yardage needed to move the chains on first down, 60% of the yardage needed on second down, and 100% of the yardage needed on third or fourth down. This is a much more accurate overall picture of how well a running back does in a game than just the total yardage or ypc averages because it ignores big run outliers that can skew those kinds of stats
Stats after the jump.
|vs IND / 12.6.09||Rushing||Receiving|
While he didn't get the number we wanted him to get to keep the pace for 2,150 or even 2,000, he did have one of his more successful games by this metric. Plus he put up good enough numbers that a huge game against the Rams puts him right back on pace.