Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A look at Johnson's pace
By Paul Kuharsky
Chris Johnson’s pace is a big topic, and if he keeps it up he'll finish with 1,940 yards. Eric Dickerson set the league record with 2,105 yards in 1984 with the L.A. Rams.
Here are the current standings of the rushing defenses CJ will face the rest of the way:
According to ESPN Stats & Information, he’s also on pace for the highest yards per carry for a primary running back with at least 100 carries in NFL history.
- Houston: 14 (tied)
- Arizona: 8
- Indianapolis: 14 (tied)
- St. Louis: 28
- Miami: 7
- San Diego: 23
- Seattle: 11
And his 631 yards in his last three games rate as the fifth-best three-game rushing binge in league history: Deuce McAllister had 665 in 2003, Marshall Faulk and Priest Holmes each had 643 in 2001 and Tiki Barber has 641 in 2005.
A sleepy Johnson told Dan Patrick he doesn’t get caught from behind, after a game he hurts all over, he thought Bud Adams’ salute reflected the Titans’ attitude and Vince Young’s brought the Titans some swagger.
Here’s a link to the interview courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews.