Is committee approach the answer?
On occasion, a team finds itself in the position of having a backup talented enough to truly split time with the starter, rather than using situational substitutions. Buffalo, with incumbent Travis Henry and second-year man Willis McGahee, could be one of those teams this year.
While utilizing the strengths of all the backs on the roster makes sense on paper and can produce good statistics, it doesn't always translate on the scoreboard. Of those seven teams that finished in the top half of the league in rushing yards without a top-15 individual rusher last year, only Philadelphia and Dallas made the playoffs. Moreover, eight of last year's 12 playoff teams featured a 1,000-yard running back.
Here are eight teams that are expected to rely on more than one back this season:
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