NFL Power Rankings Week: 14
2 Fast 2 Furious
1. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers.
Williams was the forgotten man in this backfield prior to the start of this season. The Panthers drafted highly touted Stewart in the first round of the draft and many people believed that he was going to get a limited amount of carries during the season. That was not the case and the move has payed off in a big way as both players have had great seasons thus far. They lead the NFL in combined yardage with 1840, and are second in touchdowns with 21.
2. Chris Johnson and LenDale White, Tennessee Titans.
This duo is the real Thunder and Lighting in the NFL. The Titans, like the Panthers, drafted a running back in the first round this year. The running of these two studs has re-energized the franchise and made them one of the best teams in league. White is playing the type of football that he was known for in at USC, and Chris Johnson is playing the way Reggie Bush was supposed to play when he entered the league. I have them ranked number 2, but by seasons end they can easily be number 1. They have compiled 1768 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns.
3. Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward, New York Giants,
You can also add in Ahmad Bradshaw, which gives the Giants an embarrassment of riches at the position. The most amazing part of these players making this list is that neither one was a high pick in the draft. Earth, Wind and Fire, have been playing well all year for the Gmen and should play a big role in the playoffs. They have 1701 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns between them (not including Bradshaw).
Honorable mention: Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, Minnesota Vikings, Micheal Turner and Jerious Norwood, Atlanta Falcons, Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, New York Jets.