Best of the Packers: Top 10 running backs since 1960

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Fullback Jim Taylor carries the ball in Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15, 1967. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.)

The Green Bay Packers will open training camp in just a couple of weeks or less and Dairyland Express winds down our look back at the history of the Pack, ranking the top 10 players since 1960 by position group.

Why 1960? Because it’s just more quantifiable since then. Full statistical information exists, which makes comparisons much easier, and honestly, professional football is a different game since the formation of the American Football League and its high-powered passing games.

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Today, we look at running back, a position that is still important—even if enthusiasts of the modern passing game don’t necessarily want to believe that anymore. In earlier era, running backs were the engine that drove an offense, a role that began to gradually decline with the rise of the West Coast offense in the 1980s and 1990s.

The defense was covered in the first four installments of the series: The top kickers and punters, defensive backs, linebackers and defensive linemen.

The offense began up front with the offensive linemen, and continued with tight ends and wide receivers

And now, the top 10 running backs for the Green Bay Packers in the modern era:

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