What is a Power Offense in Football?
A power offense in Football is an offensive strategy that emphasizes using a bigger, stronger running back rather than a smaller, but quicker rusher to push through the defensive front with the running game. The power offense strategy has become less popular through the evolution of the game of Football and is most closely associated with the game during the pre-Super Bowl era through the 1970s when passing became a more popular option to rushing the ball.
The power offense isn't anywhere near as popular as it used to be with the importance of quarterback play in today's game, but some teams have managed to pull it off recently, such as the Seattle Seahawks with Marshawn Lynch or the Los Angeles Rams with Todd Gurley. The power offense strategy is still very much prevalent in College Football however, though not very common.