Titans 31 Browns 13: Chris Johnson Success Rate

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02: Running back Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Explanation:

Each individual rush is considered on it's own, and measured by it's "success." A run is considered successful if it gets 40% of the yardage needed to move the chains on first down, 60% of the yardage needed on second down, and 100% of the yardage needed on third or fourth down. This is a much more accurate overall picture of how well a running back does in a game than just the total yardage or ypc averages because it ignores big run outliers that can skew those kinds of stats

Stats after the jump.

Cjsuccle_mediumThis was by far CJ's most successful game of the season, and after going back and looking at it this way, he actually had a really good game. I know we are still waiting for the 80 yard touchdown run, but if he can turn in games where his success rate is 48% the Titans are going to be successful as a team.

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