Year's best, worst RBs, receivers

AP, Megatron thrived in 2012, while Run DMC stumbled

Originally Published: January 1, 2013
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Adrian PetersonAP Photo/Genevieve RossIt's not surprise Adrian Peterson was the NFL's best RB in 2012.

The 2012 season in a nutshell: Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice's record. Adrian Peterson threatened Eric Dickerson's. The league was overtaken by a rookie class the likes of which we may never see again. And the best four quarterbacks in football are now the same guys who have been the best four quarterbacks over the last half-decade or so, especially when viewed through Football Outsiders' exclusive statistical lens.

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