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Don't look now but Raiders RB Latavius Murray leads AFC in rushing

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Sometimes accomplishments happen quietly. That seems to be the case for Latavius Murray who as of right now is leading all AFC rushers with 630 yards on the season. And that's with a bye week in the middle. Up until this week, it was Le'Veon Bell who led the league in rushing and he still leads the AFC in yards per game (92.7). Bell is now out for the season.

Granted the top five NFL rushers are all in the NFC. Here are those backs:

1. Adrian Peterson (MIN) - 758
2. Devonta Freeman (ATL) - 721
3. Chris Johnson (ARI) - 676
4. Todd Gurley (STL) - 664
5. Doug Martin (TB) - 643

Murray's 630 yards comes in just behind them to lead off the AFC.

Here are the top five AFC backs in yards, yards per game, and yards per carry.

Yards

1. Latavius Murray - 630
2. Frank Gore - 599
3. Justin Forsett - 562
4. Le'Veon Bell - 556
5. Chris Ivory - 544

Yards per game

1. Le'Veon Bell - 92.7
2. Latavius Murray - 78.8
3. Chris Ivory - 77.7
4. Jamaal Charles - 72.8
5. Justin Forsett - 70.2

Yards per carry (min 400 yards rushing)

1. Giovani Bernard - 5.6
2. Lamar Miller - 5.3
3. DeAngelo Williams - 5.3
4. Le'Veon Bell - 4.9
5. Latavius Murray - 4.8

Murray suffered a concussion Sunday in the game against the Steelers. He has entered the concussion protocol and if he is unable to go next Sunday, he could fall behind in the rushing yards race. But as of now, he sits atop the AFC and among the NFL elite.