Top 10 Running Backs for the 2009 Season

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IFebruary 18, 2009

Top 10 Running Backs for the 2009 Season

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    MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 4:   Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC Wild Card playoff game on January 4,2009 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesot

1. Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)

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    MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:   Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball in for a touchdown as James Butler of the New York Giants defends on December 28, 2008 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defea

2. DeAngelo Williams (Carolina Panthers)

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 10:  Running back DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N

3. Michael Turner (Atlanta Falcons)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Runningback Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes the ball past Bertrand Berry #92 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Wild Card Game on January 3, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The

4. Clinton Portis (Washington Redskins)

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    SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 28:  Clinton Portis #26 of the Washington Redskins scores a touchdown against  the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 28, 2008 in San Francisco, California  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

5. Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams)

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21:  Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams carries the ball during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers won 17-16. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Ge

6. Matt Forte (Chicago Bears)

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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 22: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs for yardage against Alfred Malone #98 and Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers on December 22, 2008 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Packers 20-17 in over

7. Brian Westbrook (Philadelphia Eagles)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18:  Running back Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the football in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC championship game on January 18, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale,

8. Steve Slaton (Houston Texans)

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    HOUSTON - DECEMBER 28:  Steve Slaton #20 of the Houston Texans is tackled short of the goal line by Danieal Manning #38 of the Chicago Bears during the second half at the Reliant Stadium December 28, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  The Texans won 31-24.  (Photo

9. Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 18:  Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 18, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/G

10. Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans)

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 10:  Running back Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by

The Best of the Rest

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    IRVING, TX - NOVEMBER 23:  Running back Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Texas Stadium on November 23, 2008 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)