Aggregate economic growth or recession is not 100% correlated with unemployment rate. You should know unemployment rate is largely a phony stat. Labor participation rate is more useful than unemployment rate.
It is theoretically possible for U.S. economy to grow with 57.5% labor participation rate. It is theoretically possible for U.S. economy to fall into a severe recession with 65% labor participation rate.
Minnesota Vikings in 2012 had great running defense and great running offense. It did not matter. Vikings lost in first round. A couple of statistical facts do not tell the entire story.