I mean, really the only game of the year that Dixon started where we couldn't run the ball, was the NY Jets game 3 weeks ago...and that was Dixon's first game back from injury.
Dixon also started the Kansas City game, but Ricky had plenty of room to run, the problem was that the KC offense obliterated us with Tony Gonzales, and Ricky only had like 3 runs in the entire second half of the game.
Below are Ricky's numbers with Dixon in the game.
157 rushes for 758 yards (4.8 ypc) with 8 rush TDs.
23 catches for 217 yards (9.4 ypc) and 1 rec TD.
Averaging 108.3 yards (at 4.8 ypc) and 1 rush touchdown PER GAME.
Below are Ricky's numbers with Dixon out of the game.
95 rushes for 298 yards (3.1 ypc) with 2 rush TDs.
10 catches for 77 yards (7.7 ypc) and 0 rec TDs.
Averaging 74.5 yards (at 3.1 ypc) with .5 rush touchdowns PER GAME.
Is this coincidental? Most likely it is mostly coincidental, but still QUITE a pronounced dropoff, from 4.8 ypc to 3.1 ypc when Dixon is no longer in the game.