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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1. Green Bay Packers

At number one, we have arguably the best running back in the division in Aaron Jones. Speaking of backs who can catch the ball, Jones is one of the best in the business in that aspect of the game. Over his last four seasons with the Packers, Jones has averaged around 50 receptions per year and has caught 16 touchdown passes.

On the ground, Jones is a great mix of quickness, agility and being able to run between the tackles. He's a patient runner who does a little bit of everything well. The Packers will be highly dependent on Jones this year, especially due to the rawness of new starting quarterback Jordan Love.

Next to Jones is the younger, and much bigger, A.J. Dillon. As the "thunder" of this duo, Dillon is a punishing runner who is one of the more lethal goal line threats in the game. He's a short yardage monster, but has also proven to be able to run well when he gets outside. His leg strength allows him to churn through would-be tacklers with ease, making it difficult on defenses to bring him down.

Between Jones and Dillon, the Packers received just under 1,900 rushing yards last season. The two of them are as good as it gets, and will be tough to unseat as the number one duo in the NFC North.

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