I think you have your words mixed up. There is most definitely a correlation. I think what you meant was that correlation does not mean causation.
So you must have a good QB. This QB doesn't need to put up mind blowing stats he just can't make mistakes (sounds like game manager). Then you say he can't be a game manager.
I think you are running yourself in a circle because your point makes as much since as the statement that Jimmy Clausen was the most NFL ready college QB (both brought to you by ESPN and both false).
You list the QBs and say the RBs aren't elite but it's only to the casual fans that know QBs and not RBs. It's only casual fans that can't differentiate stats between when a QB has a good run game and when he doesn't. You see Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco as elite QBs. I see them as game managers that have the benefit of run games and defenses. You see Big Ben as elite but they went 3-1 without him on the strength of their run game and defense. I can go on about this but the fact is you won't see it because ESPN already told you it's a QB league.
Where's the correlation? 50% doesn't mean correlation. Just because several teams are "in contention" as of the writing doesn't mean that they'll be in the playoffs next week. And numbers are subject to change anyway (hint, 11-20 rushing offenses include 2 playoff teams and 8 already eliminated)
I don't see Flacco as elite, I'm pretty sure I stated multiple times that he shouldn't be included. I do see Ryan and Roethlisberger as elite, as does pretty much anyone who watches football. Steelers went 3-1 without him, yes, but take a closer look: they beat extremely overrated Atlanta, Tampa who's only win over a team >.500 is against St. Louis, Tennessee who sucks and they lost to Baltimore. Ryan isn't called Matty Ice for nothing.
What I AM saying is that the best QBs are in the playoffs, or will be in the playoffs. He doesn't have to just "not screw up". He has to make the plays when it counts. He has to audible correctly and lead his team. Immeasurables. Hilarious that you think I'm an ESPN bot when I've hated Clausen since day 1 despite their love for him. I've watched plenty of football to know what I'm talking about without having to be told by ESPN.
I bet they all have Franchise QB's also, don't they?
I screwed up Dallas, yeah, they're out. But yes, excluding Jacksonville, they all have franchise QBs.
Dallas isn't in. Again that's 80% of teams are in contention which is the same as the rushing numbers.
Teams that run the ball well often have shorter 3rd downs to complete.
Unless I suck at counting again only 4 of those teams show up on the top rushing offenses list this year. 5 show up on your top passing offenses, FWIW.