Picking only five of the best RB seasons left some amazing performances out. It was hard not to include these three while paring down the list.
Eric Dickerson, 1984
Dickerson set the yardage record which has been threatened a few times since, yet never eclipsed. Getting plenty of work in "Ground Chuck" Knox's run-based offense, the former SMU star went for 2,105 yards, gaining 5.6 yards per run.
Only the fact that he had such a great offensive line in front of him and that he did very little in the passing game kept him out of the top 5.
Earl Campbell, 1980
Campbell ran over the league his first four years after a stellar college career at Texas, highlighted by a dominant season in 1980. Campbell rumbled for a league-high 1,934 yards on a crazy 373 carries.
Only having 47 receiving yards kept Campbell from being on the list. He also led his team to the playoffs with an 11-5 record that earned the Oilers a Wild Card berth.
Shaun Alexander, 2005
Heavily relied on by the Seahawks over a five-year span, Alexander capped off that run by going off for 1,880 yards and 27 TDs on the ground, winning the MVP award and leading the Seahawks to Super Bowl XL.
The pounding he took while carrying the ball 370 times proved to take a toll on his body as he never went over 1,000 yards or played in more than 13 games after that.
Terrell Davis, 1998
Fitting in perfectly with the Broncos zone-blocking, one-cut running scheme, Davis was the force that led to back-to-back Super Bowl victories.
His 1998 season was one for the ages as he went over 2,000 yards leading a Bronco offensive juggernaut by carrying the ball 392 times.