2013 NFL Predictions: Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans

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2013 NFL Predictions: Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans

Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes against he Atlanta Falcons during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Preseason is over. Approximately one-and-a-half weeks remain before the Tennessee Titans open their 2013-14 NFL regular-season schedule with a Sep. 8 road matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fans have had four preseason games to get a feel for how players may perform in the upcoming season.

One player whom many predict will return to greatness: Chris Johnson. Ever since Johnson rushed for 2,006 yards in 2009, he hasn’t come close to that total. Johnson has followed his historic season with rushing-yardage totals of 1,364 (2010), 1,064 (2011) and 1,243 (2012).

What may change that is a revamped offensive line and a new offensive coordinator who’s dedicated to the ground game. Through three preseason games, Johnson has 20 carries for 155 yards. He has had a run of at least 17 yards in each of those games. He had a 58-yard touchdown run on his second attempt against the Washington Redskins.

Fans are excited, however, check out these NFL player odds from Bovada.

Chris Johnson – Total Rushing Yards in the 2013 Regular Season
Over/Under 1200½

Chris Johnson – Total Rushing Touchdowns in the 2013 Regular Season
Over/Under 7

Johnson finished last season with 1,243 rushing yards and six touchdowns. If Johnson had 250 rushing attempts, he’d need to average approximately 4.8 yards per carry. His career low for rushing attempts in an entire regular season: 251 in 2008. Johnson hasn’t rushed for more than six touchdowns since 2010.

Are those numbers low? Three of the Titan Sized staff members—Joshua Huffman, John Sciarretta and Trey Frisbey—give you their 2013 NFL predictions for Johnson. How much of an impact will Shonn Greene have on Johnson’s totals? What kind of rushing and receiving totals will Johnson have?

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