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The BEST divisions by RBs for 2022 - the AFC North is #1 of 8.  - BUT -  who's the best of the best?  Guess?


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The BEST divisions by running backs for 2022 - the AFC North is #1 of 8.  - BUT -  who's the best of the best?  Guess?

Ranking NFL divisions by running backs for 2022: AFC North leads the way, with another big season expectedRanking all eight divisions by running back talent.  By.   Jordan Dajani.   5 hrs ago7 min read

So who's #1 of 8 ?      No doubt about it,  it's our AFC North of course.  But who's the best of the best, guess ?  Like we didn't already know from the last years our Cleveland BROWNS  ! 

1. AFC North

Baltimore Ravens: J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Mike Davis
Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon
Cleveland Browns: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt
Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris

The AFC North has the best overall running back group in the NFL, as this division had three of the top four rushers last year. Look at this group: Dobbins rushed for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games with one official start in his rookie season before missing last year due to injury, Mixon had a career year in 2021 as the Bengals made it all the way to the Super Bowl, the dynamic duo of Chubb and Hunt is probably the best in the NFL and then Harris had a very promising rookie campaign in which he touched the ball more than anyone. It's fair to expect big seasons from all of these starters in 2022. 

3. AFC South 

8. AFC East

For the write-ups and the rest see CBS|NFL   

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  • mjp28 changed the title to The BEST divisions by RBs for 2022 - the AFC North is #1 of 8.  - BUT -  who's the best of the best?  Guess?

Wow that is a good looking group    -but--   the best 1-2 punch no doubt, the Cleveland BROWNS. 

Still some good FL picks in the group.

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2022 NFL RB unit rankings: Cleveland Browns lead the way while Dallas Cowboys land in top 10

Earlier this offseason, I ranked the top-20 starting running backs in the NFL. There’s going to be some similarity between these rankings and that list, but the league is shifting more and more toward a running-back-by-committee approach, as just one running back — Najee Harris — played on over 70% of his team’s offensive snaps in 2021. That makes running back units a better way of evaluating a team’s backfield contributions than merely looking at where its starters stack up. 

For the purposes of this exercise, fullbacks weren’t included. Teams with quality options at fullback, such as the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, would receive slight bumps if they were taken into account. 

Nick Chubb is arguably the best pure runner in the NFL. Over the last four seasons, Chubb ranks first among all qualifying running backs in PFF rushing grade (93.1), yards after contact per rushing attempt (4.1) and forced missed tackles per rushing attempt (0.25). Add in a second quality starting option such as Kareem Hunt behind him to go along with D’Ernest Johnson (90.6 PFF rushing grade in 2021) and the Browns have the most talented backfield in the league.

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