All four teams in the North have a desire to run the ball and play great defense. Even if there is a conscious effort to use the passing game more often, every team is working to increase the effectiveness of their ground attack.

So who's got the best running backs? Taking into consideration any that are injured currently. This is the offseason roster so obviously not all of these players will make the final roster. The asterisk is of course the starter or likely starter for 2012.

Steelers:
Isaac Redman* - Starter
Baron Batch
John Clay
Chris Rainey
Jonathan Dwyer
Rashard Mendenhall - Injured
Will Johnson

Browns:
Trent Richardson* - Starter
Montario hardesty
Chris Ogbonnaya
Eddie Williams
Brandon Jackson
Brad Smelley

Bengals:
Jourdan Brooks
Aaron Brown
James Develin
BenJarvus Green-Ellis* - Starter
Dan Herron
Bernard Scott
Rodney Stewart
Brian Leonard

Ravens:
Ray Rice* - Starter
Anthony Allen
Damien Berry
Bernard Pierce
Bobby Rainey
Vonta Leach - FB