NFL Running Backs: 10 Best Running Backs Entering the 2012 Season

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NFL Running Backs: 10 Best Running Backs Entering the 2012 Season
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The 2012 NFL season is now less than two months away and big-time deals are getting finalized for some of the league’s elite ball carriers. It’s time for many fans to stock up on extra propane tanks for their gas grills and to ensure that their local eating establishment carries NFL Sunday Ticket.

It’s almost football season.

The running back position is the most transient of all the NFL skill positions. This is due to the pounding halfbacks take and the tremendous stress running and juking puts on their joints and muscles.

NFL running backs are modern day gladiators, the best of whom, like Adrian Peterson or Arian Foster, can dramatically change an NFL team’s fortunes from one season to the next.  

This article marks the second installment in my series reviewing the NFL’s top players at each of the offensive skill positions. I will also include the tight end position, which has become a skill position in its own right.

For now, here are your top 10 running backs in the NFL entering the 2012 season.

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