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Chris Johnson knocking on elite door

Tennessee Titans running back CHRIS JOHNSON, has 3,955 rushing yards on 787 attempts (5.0 average) in his NFL career, and will play in his 40th game on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

If Johnson rushes for at least 45 yards against the Dolphins while maintaining his 5.0 yards-per-carry career average, he would become the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 4,000 yards and average 5.0 yards per carry or better in his first 40 games.

Players with 4,000 rushing yards and a 5.0+ yards-per-attempt average in their first 40 games are as follows:

PLAYER
ATTEMPTS
YARDS
AVERAGE

Jim Brown
821
4,230
5.15

Adrian Peterson
806
4,100
5.09

Clinton Portis
807
4,044
5.01

Chris Johnson*
787
3,955
5.03

* Through 39 games

"We want to stop the run and make the quarterback win the game," defensive lineman Randy Starks (former Titan) said on Wednesday. "I’m sure we’ll make some adjustments on defense as far as schemes and whatever, but for the most part, stopping the run is our number one goal."

If Johnson breaks the 4,000-yard barrier on Sunday, down in Miami, he will join Eddie George, Earl Campbell and Lorenzo White as only the fourth-player in franshise history to accomplish that feat.

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