Chiefs, Colts dominating trenches

The Seahawks and Chiefs are among the top offensive lines at opening up holes for their running backs.

Originally Published: November 20, 2005
By Steve Muench | Scouts Inc.
The most famous offensive line in NFL history was the group that helped lead Washington to Super Bowl wins in 1983, 1988 and 1991. Nicknamed "the Hogs," the unit's biggest strength was its ability to dictate the tempo of the game and wear down defenses with its physical run blocking. The Hogs were so dominant, at times they reportedly told defenders the play they were going to run before the snap of the ball.

Here are five offensive lines of today that do the best job of controlling the line of scrimmage and opening up holes for their backs.

Kansas City Chiefs
RBs Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson get plenty of national recognition, and for good reason. Both backs read their blocks well, run hard and show a second gear in the open field, but they also have benefited from running behind a versatile, experienced and tough offensive line.


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Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.