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2010 stats--1,371 yards and 12 TD
Michael Turner bounced back from his injury plagued 2009 season with a monster 2010 season. Turner has put up three straight seasons of 10 or more TD and barely squeaks his way onto this list.
The Falcons have a very solid offensive line, and the offense as a whole is getting very good. With Matt Ryan blossoming into a very solid starting quarterback, defenses cannot stack the box like they once could.
Michael Turner is now 29 and does not catch the ball very well out of the backfield. Backup Jason Snelling showed last season that he is a very efficient all around running back.
Last season Snelling rushed 87 times for 324 yards and 2 TD. He also caught 44 balls for 303 yards and 3 TD.
Turner is much bigger and more physical than Snelling. Turner and Hillis are like two peas in a pod with the way that they run. They run people over, and sometimes that can invite injury.
Turner could still be in store for a big season, but the Falcons won't lean on him as much as they have in the past. Turner had over 300+ carries for the second time in his career and we could see a small drop in his numbers this season.