Chris Johnson vs. Adrian Peterson: Why Is This Even an Issue?

Posted: 2nd December 2009 by Bryan Hollister in NFL
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Quite a bit of talk is bandied about nowadays as to who is the better running back: Is it Adrian Peterson, the Vikings' powerhouse who wows crowds and worries defenders with his ability to hit the hole hard and gain yards after contact? Or is it Chris Johnson, the fleet-of-foot phenom running for Tennessee who makes otherwise fast defensive backs look like they aren't even trying to catch him? How does one decide? We will, of course, have our favorites. Titans' fans insist that there is no other back like Johnson, and they are justified in holding that opinion. His speed is otherworldly, he hits "gone" in about two steps, and he isn't even beginning to show signs of late-season fatigue. Peterson, on the other hand, is a bruiser. While he can turn a fair rate of speed, he has the ability to ...

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