Ranking the best NFC North running back duos

Where do the Bears rank in terms of divisional running back duos?

Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon
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3. Chicago Bears

As the number one rushing team in the league last year, it seems strange to put the Bears third out of four teams on this list. But, we're talking strictly about running back duos. If we were talking about rushing teams, as a whole, they would easily take the top spot thanks to the legs of Justin Fields.

But, the Bears have a new lead back this year in Khalil Herbert, who takes over for David Montgomery. Herbert has ran well and proved to have the "juice," as they also call him, during times when he's received opportunity.

Herbert is a faster, quicker-cutting back than Montgomery was and provides a different dynamic. He'll be paired with veteran D'Onta Foreman, who has enjoyed a career resurgence and ran very well for Carolina last year. In nine starts last season with the Panthers, Foreman ran for over 900 yards and five scores, averaging a healthy 4.5 yards per carry.

Herbert, meanwhile, ran 129 times for 731 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 5.7 yards per carry last year. The two of them could be a sneaky duo and wind up out-rushing the rest of the NFC North duos, but right now, they'll check in at no. 3 here.