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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Power Rankings: Peterson and C. Johnson

By Kevin Seifert

Peterson/Johnson
Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson were the two NFC North players to crack the top 10 ranking of offensive players.
Ranking the NFL's top 10 offensive players required an exercise similar to last week's defensive players project: Melding a number of individual rankings into one coherent list. In the end, it left us with two NFC North representatives despite my efforts to make it three.

Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson finished tied with Tennessee Titans tailback Chris Johnson for the No. 1 spot. Each received 70 points in our voting formula. Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson finished No. 5, and Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings garnered only one a vote (from me) on the way to a No. 18 finish.

A few notes from my perspective: