CJ is Titans' one, and only, Pro Bowler

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 7:12pm
Chris Johnson has run his way into a starting spot in this year's Pro Bowl. / Mike Strasinger for The City Paper

Running back Chris Johnson has been named the starting running back for the AFC in the 2010 Pro Bowl.

Selections were announced Tuesday evening for the game that will be played Jan. 31 in Miami this season.

Johnson, who leads the NFL with 1,872 yards rushing and needs just 128 yards to become the sixth player in league history to run for 2,000 yards, has been named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season.

Last year, he was named to the all-star team, but was unable to participate because of an ankle injury suffered in the AFC Divisional Playoffs against Baltimore. Johnson and Earl Campbell are the only two running backs in franchise history to earn Pro Bowl status in their first two NFL seasons.

Johnson is the only Titans player to be selected to this year’s team, although others may be alternates on the team. Last year, Tennessee had seven players chosen for the game.

Johnson has a chance to break several team and league records in Sunday’s regular-season finale at Seattle. He needs 63 yards rushing to supplant Campbell for the best single rushing season in team history, and is just 75 yards shy of Marshall Faulk’s record of 2,429 yards from scrimmage, which combines rushing and receiving yards.

Additionally, Johnson is within striking distance of Eric Dickerson’s single-season NFL rushing record. He would need 234 yards against the Seahawks to surpass Dickerson’s record of 2,105 yards rushing set in 1984.


6 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 12/30/09 at 5:29

WTG, CJ! Get all the records you can against the seahags!

By: dargent7 on 12/30/09 at 6:27

128 yds.? He'll get it. Unless Fisher pulls a stunt like the moron from the Colt's head-case coach who pulled Manning and watched a perfect season fade away.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/30/09 at 9:31

Please stop showing Chris Johnson on TV and in the papers. My stomach can't take the sight of him. He's one of the most hideous looking people I've ever seen. Maybe if he got rid of the gold in his mouth and cut his hair, then I think he will be ok to look at.

By: TitansFan035 on 12/30/09 at 11:19

Bet they black out this game sunday!!! Like they did with the one against the Rams.

By: TITAN1 on 12/30/09 at 11:28

Nothing was blacked out here and it won't be. Not sure what you mean.

By: jwk6179 on 12/30/09 at 8:59

Home games that ARE NOT sold out at least 72 in advance are the only ones that are blacked out. Road games are never blacked out. NFL rules require that ALL ROAD GAMES must be shown in the home market.