10 Running Backs Most Affected by NFL's New Helmet Rule

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10 Running Backs Most Affected by NFL's New Helmet Rule
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The NFL's new helmet rule will make it a 15-yard penalty for a player to initiate contact with the crown of his helmet.

The rule only includes tackle attempts made outside the tackle box. Incidental contact, which could be seen as a gray area, won't draw a flag

Still, it's a regulation that will have a drastic effect on many of the league's best running backs. It may be a throw-first league, but plenty of throwback players have utilized bulldozing running methods. 

Let's take a look at the running backs who'll be most affected by this new rule. 

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