Rewind to a few years ago, when my Kansas City Chiefs had 2 of the best running backs in the NFL between Priest Holmes (in his prime) and Larry Johnson (before the fat contract). Priest was having an awesome year and went down with an injury and LJ came in and rushed for over 1200 yards in just 8 games.
Now this year, Adrian Peterson is off to a phenomenal start rushing for over 1200 yards in 12 games as a rookie, including one game in which he broke the NFL single game rushing record. Last year Chester Taylor also put up some big numbers without AP there.
What do these guys all have in common? I'll throw some rep points to whoever can answer correctly.