Chris Johnson: Aftermath of 2,000-Yard Season Not Good News

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2,000 yard season.
In some circles, this may be the greatest accomplishment a running back can ever make.  With Chris Johnson joining the ranks by six yards in 2009, there are now only six players in NFL history that can claim the title.  But 2,000 yards comes at a price, and history shows us things are not looking good for CJ2K.
The feat was first done by O.J. Simpson in 1973, gaining 2,003 yards (in a 14 game season!), followed by Eric Dickerson in 1984, Barry Sanders in 1997, Terrell Davis in 1998, Jamal Lewis in 2003, and Chris Johnson in 2009.  All of these players needed over 300 carries to achieve this mark; four of the six players needed over 350 carries (O.J. Simpson and Barry Sanders being the two players that did not).  Ironically, only Terrell Davis was able to win a Superbowl during this remarkable run.  Two did not make the post-season, and the other three were knocked out in the first round by scores of 10-7, 10-7, and 9-8.
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