NFL teams typically build around franchise quarterbacks now and are more balanced in their rushing and passing attacks. This has led to a more watchable game, and the 2015 regular season was a continuation of this trend. This season was the fifth-highest scoring season ever, and the best offenses boasted balanced attacks.
With this in mind, PointAfter decided to rank each team's quarterback-running back combo for the 2015 season. To do this, we relied on traditional passing and rushing stats, as well as overall player grades from Pro Football Focus (subscription required). We chose each team's quarterback and running back selection based on which player played the most snaps, though we made some exceptions for teams that utilized a running-back-by-committee strategy.
Our ranking was largely determined according to each duo's combined PFF score, with some adjustments made throughout. For example, teams that had more balanced production between their quarterback and running back received a slight boost in ranking. Additionally, we favored teams with a clear No. 1 option at tailback rather than a more even one-two punch.