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Browns Backfield Confirmed as Best in NFL by PFF's 2021 Running Back Rankings

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Browns backfield was confirmed as the best in the NFL by PFF's recent 2021 running back rankings.
The Browns backfield was confirmed as the best in the NFL by PFF's recent 2021 running back rankings. / Jason Miller/Getty Images
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In terms of 2020 stats, the Cleveland Browns ranked as the third-best rushing attack in the NFL last year. Of course, this was led by the two-headed monster duo of Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb. The pair combined for nearly 2,000 yards (148.4 per game) a year ago. And, ProFootballFocus just confirmed that Cleveland has the best rushing attack in the league with their 2021 running back rankings.

PFF ranked the top 32 running backs in the league for next season. Of this list, six NFL teams featured multiple names of the list. However, both of the Browns' running backs cracked the top-10 of this list, which is simply impressive.

Chubb checked in at No. 4 on the list after putting up 1,067 yards on the ground last season. He was one of just eight running backs to eclipse 1,000+ yards in 2020. PFF then ranked Hunt as the No. 10 running back in the league and, honestly, deservingly so.

Hunt rushed for 841 yards last season on 198 attempts. He added 11 touchdowns on the year with six rushing and five through the air. What's even better about this pair is that neither ranked in the top-10 of rushing attempts last year. Derrick Henry may have put up 2,027 yards rushing last season, but did so with nearly 400 attempts (almost 100 more than any other back in the league).

Cleveland fans already know they have the best rushing attack in the league, but PFF just adding another bit of confirmation. Right now, the Browns have +1600 odds to win the Super Bowl in 2021, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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