The Best and Worst: Offense

Updated: July 18, 2003, 12:27 PM ET
By By Ryan Early | NFL Insider
After reading our own Len Pasquarelli's article last week on the deepest team units in the league, we wanted to take a look at the best units in football in terms of overall talent. We break down the top 5 units in the league at a variety of positions. And just to throw in a bit of controversy, we added the bottom 3 units as well. In these rankings, a superstar is just as important as the talent at his surrounding positions.

Running Game Skill Positions
(Halfback, Fullback, Blocking Tight Ends, H-Backs)
Former NFL Most Valuable Player Marshall Faulk may be the best all-around running back in the league, but a relative void at talent at the Rams' other positions like fullback, tight end and backup running back pushes the Rams running unit out of the top five. We were tempted to rank the Falcons here, because of Michael Vick's running ability. Instead, here are five teams that have gone out of their way to not only have outstanding runners but put their talented backs in the best position to succeed.

The Best