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Arian Foster should get more love from league

ATL fun fact: Arian Foster is the only player we've seen on NFL Network's "Top 100: Players of 2012" who didn't budge from his ranking a year ago.

Foster remains parked at No. 25, a respectable residence no doubt, but still relatively low for a player who's arguably been the NFL's top running back the past two seasons.

Foster didn't retain his rushing title in 2011, but that's largely due to the meddlesome hamstring injury that kept him from busting loose in the season's first month. After Foster got healthy, he ramped things up, finishing the regular season averaging 150 yards of total offense per game.

When the stakes were raised in the playoffs, Foster got better. Playing with a rookie third-string quarterback who defenses knew would not be the focal point, Foster ran for 285 yards and three touchdowns over two monster games.

In 2011, Foster proved beyond a shadow of a doubt he was no fluke in 2010. But there he was, still stuck in neutral on the "Top 100." Texans teammate Brian Cushing took issue with his placement on Twitter.

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