Originally written October 12, 2012 on Football Nation:
The first five weeks of the NFL are a time for overreacting and making judgments on a limited sample size.  In that spirit, it is time to rank some of the top offensive skills players through Week 5.  We move onto the ball carriers of the offense, the running backs.  There were plenty of questions surrounding some of the biggest name running backs during the offseason.  Would Adrian Peterson make his return to the Vikings by the beginning of the season?  Would he be the same explosive runner?  What about Rashard Mendenhall, who suffered a similar injury?  Would Maurice Jones-Drew be a Jaguar when the 2012 season began?We have answers to some of these questions, although none of these names made this list.  There are still some familiar names in the Top 5 and a little known rookie sneaks in among the big names as well.Here are the Top 5 NFL Running Backs through Week 5.#5 - Alfred Morris When Week 1 rolled around for the Washington Redskins, there were some questions in the offensive...
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