Who Was The Bengals’ Best Running Back In 2016?

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Who really is the best running back on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster? With injuries to Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard , there could be a shift in power.

With three of the Bengals’ running backs getting a solid amount of carries during the 2016 season, questions about which back it truly the best have been raised. It’s easy to have an opinion but when looking at statistical evidence, which back has been most impressive?

The Bengals wrapped up the 2016 season with a convincing win over a demoralized Baltimore Ravens team. While the game didn’t matter as far as the playoffs are concerned, the performance by fourth year running back Rex Burkhead was not lost on viewers.

Burkhead rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries and had many Bengals fans calling for him to get a look at starting running back next season. While the performance was impressive, does it really mean that Rex Burkhead is better for the job than Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill? Here’s a look at how the three backs stack up against each other and what the statistics show.

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