Despite further erosion of the ground game across the NFL, there were some impressive Week 3 performances by the league's starting running backs.
These performances also included what these running backs contributed in the passing game, which was often impressive.
One notable missing name from the list is the Cleveland Browns' Peyton Hillis. The former Arkansas Razorback and Pro Bowl runner was sent home with strep throat and fever symptoms.
Hillis had 54 touches in the first two weeks of the season, including 94 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Colts in Week 2.
Each team has been assigned a grade based on how their starting running back performed this week.
Also, I took into account if a team officially started one player, but then quickly went to another runner who was technically going to get most of the carries in the first place. In this instance, the runner with the majority of the carries will account for most of the grade.