January 3, 2010: On this day in sports history Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans broke the NFL's single-season yards from scrimmage record that was held by Marshall Faulk.
In a game against the Seattle Seahawks, Johnson finished the day with 134 yards on 36 carries for his 11th consecutive 100-yard game, the second-longest streak in NFL history. He also became the sixth player at the time to eclipse the 2,000 yards mark, finishing with 2,006. That season, Johnson had 2,509 yards from scrimmage, beating Faulk's record of 2,429 yards in 1999 with the St. Louis Rams.
Check out the best yards from scrimmage seasons in NFL history. Johnson's stats for the 2009 season read like a video game: 358 carries for 2,006 yards, 5.6 yards per carry, 14 rushing touchdowns, 50 catches for 503 yards, and two more touchdowns. It was quite simply one of the most amazing seasons in NFL history.
While Johnson could never regain the form of that magical season, he did rush for over 1,000 yards in each of the next four seasons for the Titans.
Here's to you, Chris Johnson, and your incredible 2009 season: