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When EA Sports released their top five running backs, it was fair to assume that Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, would be number one.

Beast Mode was rated 96 overall, putting him ahead of Minnesota Vikings' freak of nature, Adrian Peterson, who only played once last season due to his suspension for domestic violence.

Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles came in at number three ahead of the Philadelpia Eagles' new signing, DeMarco Murray, who carried the Dallas Cowboys to the play-offs last season.


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Rounding out the top five was Pittsburgh Steelers half-back, Le'Veon Bell, who built on a successful rookie season to rush for 1361 yards last year.

Twitter battle

The Seahawks however, felt Lynch's 'Trucking' rating - 98 - wasn't good enough for a player nicknamed 'Beast Mode' so much so that they took to Twitter to question EA Sports.

EA responded in the best way possible, trolling Seattle's last minute drive in Super Bowl XLIX where Head Coach, Pete Carroll, chose to throw at the goal line instead of run the ball:

Burn cream and bandage, please.

There isn't much Seattle could say to that, other than this by the man himself:

Once again, though, EA Sports Madden had the perfect response:

EA Sports Madden NFL 2-0 Seattle Seahawks.

RB talent

One player who could feel hard done by is Buffalo Bills Half Back, LeSean McCoy who rushed for over 1391 yards with five touchdowns for the Eagles.

McCoy will want to prove EA wrong this season and, after being traded to the AFC East for Kiko Alonso, he'll want to be Rex Ryan's star player.

While McCoy will feel that he belongs in the top five, it is difficult to fault Madden for their choice as Charles has carried the Chiefs franchise on his back since being taken in the third round of the 2008 Draft.

The 28-year-old has had 1000-yard seasons for six of the eight in the NFL, with his rookie and 2011 - where he was ruled out after two games due to an ACL injury - being the exceptions.

Murray, this off-season's biggest signing in free agency, was the major difference for the Cowboys' play-off run with 2261 yards from 392 carries and 57 receptions for 13 touchdowns.

Bell had his break-out season with 1361 yards rushing and 854 running from 83 receptions for 11 touchdowns.

One player was surely close to the top five, but almost certainly in with a chance next year, is Cincinnati Bengals' Jeremy Hill.

The rookie out of LSU rushed for 1124 yards - the eighth highest in the league - and nine touchdowns, becoming the first Bengals running back to have 1000-yard season since Corey Dillon in 1997.

The 22-year-old will look for another stellar year to crack the top five and, along with former LSU Tiger team-mates Odell Beckham Junior and Jarvis Landry, become the offensive stars of the NFL. 

The fact is, Madden rarely get things wrong, and all of the top five had career-best seasons while Peterson is heading for the Canton, Ohio.

Either way, fans can't wait to use these backs to bulldoze their way through the defensive line come August 25. 

EA Sports Madden NFL Top 5 Running Backs

Marshawn Lynch - 96
Jamaal Charles - 95
Adrian Peterson - 94
DeMarco Murray - 94
Le'Veon Bell - 94

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