Carter's Top 50 NFL Running Backs Of The 2009 Season

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Carter's Top 50 NFL Running Backs Of The 2009 Season
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It would’ve really dumb to not put Chris Johnson number one on this list. He’s the only runing back to run for over 2,000 yards this season. He scored 15 times on the ground, and he’s was the huge key (along with Vince Young) to the Titans late surge that almost got them into the playoffs. Maurice Jones-Drew is number two mainly because of his 18 touchdowns and he was the key to the Jaguars’ offense. Adrian Peterson is at number three because…well…he’s Adrian Peterson.

With all that said, here’s how I see it this year. Here’s my version of the top 50 NFL running backs that have played the best in the 2009 season.



1. Chris Johnson (Titans): 358 carries, 2,006 yards, 14 TDS


2. Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars): 312 carries, 1,391 yards, 15 TDS


3. Adrian Peterson (Vikings): 314 carries, 1,383 yards, 18 TDS


4. Thomas Jones (Jets): 331 carries, 1,402 yards, 14 TDS


5. Steven Jackson (Rams): 324 carries, 1,416 yards, 4 TDS


6. Ryan Grant (Packers): 282 carries, 1,253 yards, 11 TDS


7. Ray Rice (Ravens): 254 carries, 1,339 yards, 7 TDS


8. Jonathan Stewart (Panthers): 221 carries, 1,133 yards, 10 TDS


9. Ricky Williams (Dolphins): 241 carries, 1,121 yards, 11 TDS


10. Cedric Benson (Bengals): 301 carries, 1,251 yards, 6 TDS


11. Frank Gore (49ers): 229 carries, 1,120 yards, 10 TDS


12. Jamaal Charles (Chiefs): 190 carries, 1,120 yards, 7 TDS


13. DeAngelo Williams (Panthers): 216 carries, 1,117 yards, 7 TDS


14. RaShard Mendenhall (Steelers): 242 carries, 1,108 yards, 7 TDS


15. Michael Turner (Falcons): 178 carries, 871 yards, 10 TDS


16. Knowshon Moreno (Broncos): 247 carries, 947 yards, 7 TDS


17. Marion Barber (Cowboys): 214 carries, 932 yards, 7 TDS


18. Fred Jackson (Bills): 237 carries, 1,062 yards, 2 TDS


19. Matt Forte (Bears): 248 carries, 929 yards, 4 TDS


20. Jerome Harrison (Browns): 194 carries, 862 yards, 5 TDS


21. Joseph Addai (Colts): 219 carries, 828 yards, 10 TDS


22. Brandon Jacobs (Giants): 224 carries, 835 yards, 5 TDS


23. Chris “Beanie” Wells (Cardinals): 176 carries, 793 yards, 7 TDS


24. Laurence Maroney (Patriots): 194 carries, 757 yards, 9 TDS


25. LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers): 223 carries, 730 yards, 10 TDS


26. Cadillac Williams (Buccaneers): 210 carries, 821 yards, 4 TDS


27. Pierre Thomas (Saints): 147 carries, 793 yards, 6 TDS


28. Ahmad Bradshaw (Giants): 163 carries, 778 yards, 7 TDS


29. Kevin Smith (Lions): 217 carries, 747 yards, 4 TDS


30. Felix Jones (Cowboys): 216 carries, 685 yards, 3 TDS


31. Ronnie Brown (Dolphins): 147 carries, 648 yards, 8 TDS


32. Mike Bell (Saints): 172 carries, 654 yards, 5 TDS


33. Julius Jones (Seahawks): 177 carries, 663 yards, 2 TDS


34. LeSean McCoy (Eagles): 155 carries, 637 yards, 4 TDS


35. Tim Hightower (Cardinals): 143 carries, 598 yards, 8 TDS


36. Justin Forsett (Seahawks): 114 carries, 619 yards, 4 TDS


37. Correll Buckhalter (Broncos): 120 carries, 642 yards, 1 TD


38. Willis McGahee (Ravens): 109 carries, 544 yards, 12 TDS


39. Jason Snelling (Falcons): 142 carries, 613 yards, 4 TDS


40. Michael Bush (Raiders): 123 carries, 589 yards, 3 TDS


41. Larry Johnson (Bengals): 178 carries, 581 yards


42. Shonn Greene (Jets): 108 carries, 540 yards, 2 TDS


43. Justin Fargas (Raiders): 129 carries, 491 yards, 3 TDS


44. Clinton Portis (Redskins): 124 carries, 494 yards, 1 TD


45. Steve Slaton (Texans): 131 carries, 437 yards, 3 TDS


46. Ryan Moats (Texans): 101 carries, 390 yards, 4 TDS


47. Reggie Bush (Saints): 70 carries, 390 yards, 5 TDS


48. Jamal Lewis (Browns): 143 carries, 500 yards


49. Marshawn Lynch (Bills): 120 carries, 450 yards, 2 TDS


50. Derrick Ward (Buccaneers): 114 carries, 409 yards, 1 TD

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