Ground-and-pound offense is alive and well in the NFC North.
Through Week 4 of the 2015 NFL season, the league's top two rushing yardage leaders hail from NFC North teams. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leads the league with 372 yards; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is right behind him with 367.
See how Peterson and Forte compare to the NFL's top five rushers, courtesy of FOX Sports' Mike Jurecki.
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Peterson has powered the Vikings to two wins with an average of 5.0 yards per carry. After missing all but the season-opener last year, the All-Pro running back is aiming for 2,500 yards and a rushing title in 2015. He's on pace to accomplish the latter but not the former.
Forte is not as effective as Peterson on a yards-per-carry basis (4.4), but he offers more as a pass-catcher with 13 receptions for 133 yards this season. The versatile running back's efforts haven't equated to wins for the 1-3 Bears, though.
These two blistering backs go head-to-head on Nov. 1, when the Bears and Vikings clash in Week 8.