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CJ Leads NFL in Rushing Over Last Five Weeks

Posted by Gary Glenn on October 31, 2012 – 1:31 pm

After a slow start out of the gate, running back Chris Johnson has rushed for an NFL-high 550 yards over the last five weeks (since Sept. 27).

He has rushed for more than 90 yards in four of the five games during that period, including 141 yards at Houston (sept. 30), 91 yards against Pittsburgh (Oct. 11), 195 yards at Buffalo (Oct. 21) and 99 yards last week against Indianapolis (Oct. 28).

Leading rushers over the last five weeks (since Sept. 27):

550 – Chris Johnson (Tennessee)
545 – Adrian Peterson (Minnesota)
483 – Stevan Ridley (New England)
476 – Ahmad Bradshaw (N.Y. Giants)
454 – Alfred Morris (Washington)

Of his 98 rushing attempts over the last five weeks, Johnson has been able to avoid negative runs on all but seven of those. His 7.1 percent rate of being tackled for a loss ranks sixth in the NFL during that timespan among runners with at least 50 attempts. It is also significantly improved from his career tackled-for-loss percentage of 13.0.

Lowest percentage of runs for negative yards over the last five weeks (since Sept. 27; minimum 50 attempts):

3.3 – Ray Rice (Baltimore)
3.7 – Shonn Greene (N.Y. Jets)
4.3 – BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Cincinnati)
5.8 – Ahmad Bradshaw (N.Y. Giants)
6.9 – Ryan Matthews (San Diego)
7.1 – Chris Johnson (Tennessee)
7.1 – Stevan Ridley (New England)

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6 Responses to “CJ Leads NFL in Rushing Over Last Five Weeks”

  1. By EBTITAN on Oct 31, 2012 | Reply


  2. By KT on Nov 1, 2012 | Reply

    Keep the momentum going CJ! We believe!

  3. By Titanman45 on Nov 2, 2012 | Reply

    CJ will have a tuff task this weekend. The Bears always been good with the run defense. Last time they played they tried to hurt CJ, but we won the game with Kerry Collins passing. I wonder will they come with the same game plan this go around. We also have better WRs this time so it will be interesting.. Fantasy onwers got the world thinking CJ is wash up but he still a BEAST. TITANS

  4. By WBSeverson on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    All these stats are great, but the Titans aren’t winning. Why the Titans don’t USE JARED COOK is a question that I always ask myself. For God’s sake, when he is used, he’s the best TE in the AFC, so why not use him? Either Mike Munchak or Chris Palmer seriously need to be questioned. Yes, we’re all happy that CJ is finally producing, but they aren’t winning.

  5. By dave on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    way to go CJ!!!! way to go OL!!!!! keep on keeping on!!!!!hope you stay healthy!!!!!!!

  6. By Brent Allen on Nov 5, 2012 | Reply

    Well whoopi!!! Congrats to CJ for running good now but with ALL those L in the column it really doesnt matter much does it? Its EMBARRASSING to be from Tennessee and see the way we play!! Its time for a change!! Mike might be a nice guy but the coaching isnt cutting it. All these great players and getting whipped the way we are…..pathetic.

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