Every year, the NFL's elite running backs treat us to electrifying displays of speed, athleticism, or run-you-over power.
Along the way, it leads to debate: Who is the best at their craft?
Is Frank Gore better than Cedric Benson?
Adrian Peterson versus Chris Johnson, who've ya got?
There are plenty of very talented running backs, even in the Goodell era of the passing attack with teams like New Orleans and Indy relying heavily on the air game.
The age of 1,000 yard rushers being called elite may have passed, but running backs continue to set the bar high for the next group.
Shaun Alexander set touchdown records. Jamal Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards with the Ravens in 2003, and doing so, set a modern standard for excellence while joining a very elite club of 2,000+ yard rushers.
Then, in 2009, Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans did the same, totaling 2,006 rushing yards, to go with 500 yards receiving.
Who's the best at what they do? To find out, check for where your favorites land on the running backs edition of "10 For 2010: The NFL's Best."