2009 was a record-breaking season for Chris Johnson:
1) In weeks six through 12, Johnson had an active streak of six games over 125 yards, tying the NFL record shared by Earl Campbell and Eric Dickerson
2) Johnson set the single month record for November, rushing for 800 yards. He broke the record previously held by Ricky Williams (797 yards, Nov. 02')
3) Johnson had 3 touchdown runs of 85+ yards, a feat no other player in NFL history ever accomplished
4) Johnson became just the sixth running back in NFL history to reach the 2,000 yard mark, breaking Earl Campbell's franchise rushing record (1,934).
5) Johnson compiled 2,509 yards from scrimmage, breaking Marshall Faulk's previous record of 2,429 yards.
6) Johnson was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year
Johnson had a spectacular 2009 season. But, similar to the previous six 2,000 yard rushers in NFL history, Johnson won't be as fortunate during the 2010 season.
In 1984, Eric Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards. The following season, he only rushed for 1,234 yards.
In 2003, Jamal Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards. In 2004, he barely rushed for over 1,000 yards (1,006).
In 1997, Barry Sanders rushed for 2,053 yards. Although he didn't reach the 1,500 yard mark, Sanders had a pretty impressive year by rushing for 1,491 yards in 1998.
In 1998, Terrell Davis rushed 2,008 yards. The next season, Davis tore his ACL. He only rushed for 211 yards in four games.
In 1973, O.J. Simpson rushed for 2,003 yards. In 1974, Simpson only rushed for 1,125.
And as we enter the 2010 season, Johnson is looking to replicate his 2,006 yard rushing performance. Unfortunately, Johnson will experience no such luck. Fantasy owners are bound to be disappointed with Johnson this year.