Chris Johnson Wins Offensive Player of the Year NFL Betting Lines

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting lines were impacted by Tennessee running back Chris Johnson a lot this season.

He was simply amazing and on Wednesday he was named the Associated Press 2009 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.  He couldn’t get the Titans in the playoffs but he sure was exciting to watch in football odds action.

NFL betting lines stats had Johnson setting an NFL record for most yards from scrimmage this season with 2,509. He is the sixth player in NFL betting lines history to rush for more than 2,000 yards. Johnson was the runaway winner of the award, getting 38.5 of the 50 votes as football odds stats indicated.  NFL betting lines stats had New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees finishing second with 9 votes. Peyton Manning received 1.5 votes while Philip Rivers got one vote.

NFL betting lines had Johnson becoming the first player ever to finish a season with at least 2,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving. "I kind of realize what I did and I feel like I had a dream season," said Johnson,   The season was so good that it is shocking that Johnson didn’t get any MVP votes.  Peyton Manning won that award as football odds stats show, yet he was well back of Johnson for the Offensive Player of the Year. "I didn’t even get one vote at all [for MVP]," Johnson said. "Like the season I had, it seemed like, `What more do they want me to do?’ That just felt like rookie of the year; it’s a quarterback thing I guess."

Johnson was the main man for the Titans this season in NFL betting lines. He ran over teams all year long as NFL betting lines stats had it, and he is not done yet. He wants to break Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record. “That gives me something to look forward to next year," "You go for 2,000 yards. I don’t know what you can really say that makes you want to work harder or anything like that, so it’s kind of a good thing and a bad thing me not getting the record."

NFL betting lines had Tennessee struggling early this season but excelling late. The Titans lost their first six games but recovered in football odds to finish 8-8.  NFL betting lines history shows that Johnson became the first player to run for three touchdowns of 85 yards or longer in a football odds season.  No player in NFL betting lines history has ever run for 2,000 yards in a season twice in their career.  NFL betting lines have Johnson being the first to do it.

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