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Vote for Chris Johnson for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week

Posted Dec 30, 2013


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans running back Chris Johnson is a candidate for the Fedex Ground NFL Player of the week following his performance in Sunday's victory over the Houston Texans.

Vote HERE for Chris Johnson!

Johnson carried the ball 27 times for 127 yards and a touchdown, notching his 35th career game with at least 100 rushing yards and his second in 2013.  On a 23-yard run in the second quarter, he went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season.  In doing so, he became the sixth player in NFL history to record at least 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first six seasons, joining the select company of Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eric Dickerson and Corey Dillon.  Johnson’s 7,965 rushing yards rank eighth in NFL history after a player’s first six seasons, trailing only Dickerson (9,915), Tomlinson (9,176), Emmitt Smith (8,956), Adrian Peterson (8,849), Sanders (8,672), Walter Payton (8,386) and Earl Campbell (8,296). 

Johnson reached the 2,000-yard receiving mark for his career in the first half.  He became the second player in franchise history to have 7,000 career rushing yards and 2,000 career receiving yards, joining Eddie George.  He also is the fourth active NFL player to do so, joining Steven Jackson, Frank Gore and Maurice Jones-Drew.                 

FEDEX GROUND -- RUNNING BACK NOMINEES

Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans - Johnson had 27 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' 16-10 victory against the Houston Texans.

Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers - Mathews had 24 carries for 144 yards in the Chargers' 27-24 overtime victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.

LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots - Blount had 189 rushing yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns in the Patriots' 34-20 victory against the Buffalo Bills.

FEDEX AIR -- QUARTERBACK NOMINEES

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints - Brees passed for 381 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints' 42-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers - Rodgers threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 33-28 victory against the Chicago Bears.

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos - Manning threw for 266 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos' 34-14 victory against the Oakland Raiders.

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