Even the guys who tote the ball recognize that the NFL is a passers league. No argument here.As this week shows, however, running backs still have a prime role in the outcome of games. When the weather turns cool, then cold, then frigid, and the winds begin to whip on the tundras, they will become even more critical.So it was enlightening to see runners young and old making a difference -- or keeping their teams in games. From veterans Frank Gore, Jonathan Stewart and especially LeSean McCoy , to kids such as rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliott, Spencer Ware, Matt Jones and Jay Ajayi, it was impressive, win or lose.McCoy and Gore have all-star credentials and are showing they remain dangerous and dependable. McCoy ran 19 times for 140 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Bills, who want to pound opponents on the ground, thumped the 49ers 45-16 with their best rushing performance in 24 years. Gore, at 33, became the first Colt in 3 1/2 years to rush for more than 100 yards, getting 106 in a 26-23 loss at Houston.Hes just very dynamic, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, a pretty good runner himself, said of McCoy. Ive said this before. Whether its in the running game or the passing game, hes a playmaker. He wants the ball, and when he gets the ball he knows what to do with it, and he can create plays. Some of those plays he made out there from the backfield position, there are only one or two guys -- maybe just him -- who can do that in the National Football League.Its not just him Tyrod, though few runners have as good a pedigree or nickname, Shady, as McCoy.You can be sure Bills coach Rex Ryan will keep feeding McCoy the ball, too.I think, talking to LeSean, he was really disappointed how he played last year, Ryan said. And all of us as we know, and Ive told him several times, like all of us here in Buffalo, we think, `Hey man, youve played great.And hes like, `No, I can play better. And I guess he was right, but we would have been happy with how he played last year.Ware, Jones and Ajayi werent big factors last year. Ware had 72 carries for Kansas City, though he scored six times; Jones rushed 144 times for 490 yards as a backup to Alfred Morris in Washington. Ajayi barely saw the field in Miami with 49 carries.On Sunday, they were prime-timers as Ware went for 131 yards and a touchdown on 34 runs, Jones had 135 on 16 and scored once, while Ajayi had a breakout game in a stunning upset of Pittsburgh with 204 yards on 25 carries and two scores -- including a clinching 62-yard scamper.From last week, coach (Adam) Gase told me that he would feature me more in the run game and he would try to get me a good amount of touches, said Ajayi, whose previous high was 13 carries.The Dolphins had to do something with their offense stagnant and their season spiraling away. Ajayi was the answer, and he certainly will get more opportunities because the Dolphins air game is so inconsistent.Wares numbers are even more impressive because hes one of three RBs the Chiefs can use moving forward. Their star, Jamaal Charles, finally is back from a long rehab after knee surgery, and Charcandrick West showed last year with Charles sidelined that he can be the main man behind Alex Smith.Having them both out there, thats a win-win, I think, coach Andy Reid said of Ware and Charles. Theyre completely different players, and they both did a nice job.Jones also was part of a committee of runners. Washington already has a solid corps of receivers, particularly when tight end Jordan Reed is healthy -- he missed the win over Philadelphia with a concussion. In Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson, they could find plenty of offensive balance.That trio combined for 231 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles.I think just us three guys coming together and believing in ourselves and going out there and doing things we know we can do, Kelley said. Thats why they got us here.Even more promising for the rushing games influence in the NFL moving forward in 2016 is that such stars as LeVeon Bell, DeMarco Murray, Todd Gurley and Doug Martin werent factors in Week 6. Look for them to be heading into November and December.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Dylan Strome Jersey .Y. -- Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse have another World Cup gold medal after winning the two-women bobsled race on Saturday in Lake Placid, N. Jeremy Roenick Jersey . Scott won the Australian PGA last week in his first event in Australia since winning the U.S. Masters in April. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by two strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking two shots to get out of a bunker. http://www.coyotesauthority.com/authentic-antti-raanta-coyotes-jersey/ . 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However, the players are well aware that when they play well, they will get lots of nice things said about them. It bothers me when people speak ill of James because hes my player. James is committed to the cause. Toni Kroos (flu) and Luka Modric (foot) will miss the Celta game but Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal, who both served a suspension in midweek when Real won 3-1 at Levante, are available.Fellow defender Marcelo, who sat out the Atletico and Levante games with injury, is fit, as is Wales forward Gareth Bale, who has missed the last six weeks with a calf problem. Zinedine Zidane has backed James Rodriguez Gareth is going to be in the squad, which is a relief for all of us, said Zidane. Well see what happens with Wales [whether they call him up for their friendlies later this month] when the time comes, but whats important right now is Real Madrid and that we take it one step at a time with him.The team look good to me and the players have also told me that they feel an improvement. We mustnt say that they were in a bad way before, because thats not the case, but with the work weve put in, were in good shape now. Guillem Balague and Graham Hunter discuss Cristiano Ronaldos outburst towards his team-mates after the defeat to Atletico Madrid Asked whether he asked the players to show more effort following the 1-0 home defeat to city rivals Atletico last weekend, Zidane said: I may have pushed the players to run a bit more, but I also want to say that its normal for you to run less when you have the ball.ddddddddddddThat said, yes, it is easier to win every match if you run a lot. Those who played [against Levante] were ready. Real Madrid boss Zidane on the touchline Ive never liked the whole Zidanes and [Francisco] Pavons thing, because the way I see it, everyone is equal in a dressing room. The youngsters want to play and are prepared.Celta played out a goalless draw at home to fourth-placed Villarreal on Wednesday and currently occupy a Europa League position.Eduardo Berizzos side lie sixth and have been buoyed by the return of Spanish international Nolito, who spent two months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. Chris Coleman is convinced Gareth Bales future remains at Real Madrid We are going to play as we know, be faithful to our game plan and to take the three points, Celtas Denmark midfielder Daniel Wass said at a pre-match press conference.All games in Spain are special but when you face one of the great teams it is even more so. 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