I get asked all the time which team has the best offensive line. Of course, there are many facets to that question that have to be considered in order to come to a reasonable answer. Talent is certainly always the number one consideration, but depth is a close second considering all the injuries we have seen this season. The coach and the scheme are factors, as well as the quarterback and the running backs. A quick decision maker under center can make all the difference in the world, as well as a talented runner that reads the scheme properly and can break tackles.
In order to create a comprehensive top five list, I considered all of the above issues and took a serious look at sacks given up, total rushing yards gained, ten-play drives, and goal-to-go rushing production. Here’s how my top five offensive line groups finished up with a month of football left to play.
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. Oakland Raiders
3. New England Patriots
4. Washington Redskins
5. Tennessee Titans tie with Pittsburgh Steelers
The Cowboys were far and away the top group but I was pleasantly surprised to see a few of the teams that made it to the top five.
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