|2014 NFL Rushing Title Odds: Adrian Peterson favored at 4/1|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:37|
2014 NFL Rushing Title Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Who will lead the NFL in rushing yards in the 2014 regular season? Nobody should be surprised by the current favorite.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Adrian Peterson of the Vikings has the best odds at 4/1 to win the rushing title in 2014. It was only two years ago that AP rushed for 2,097 yards and nearly broke Eric Dickerson’s single-season record on his way to a MVP trophy. Last season, however, Peterson finished fifth while rushing for 1,266 yards on 279 carries.
The man who ranked first in rushing yards last season is currently second in terms of the odds to win this year’s rushing title. LeSean McCoy of the Eagles is 9/2 to win back-to-back rushing titles, while Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs is 7/1 and both Alfred Morris of the Redskins and Marshawn Lynch of the Seahawks are 12/1, respectively. Charles finished third in rushing a season ago at 1,287 yards while Morris finished fourth at 1,275 yards and Lynch finished sixth with 1,257 yards.
Continuing with the odds, Arian Foster is 14/1 to finish with the most rushing yards in the regular season in 2014, while Matt Forte is 18/1 after finishing second behind McCoy last year with 1,339 yards. Doug Martin of the Buccaneers, Eddie Lacy of the Packers and Zac Stacy of the Rams are all 20/1 to win the rushing title, respectively, while DeMarco Murray of the Cowboys and Montee Ball of the Broncos are both 25/1, respectively.
C.J. Spiller of the Bills, Chris Johnson of the Jets and Giovani Bernard of the Bengals are all 33/1, respectively, while Ryan Mathews and Stevan Ridley are both 40/1. Le’Veon Bell, meanwhile, is 50/1 to win the rushing title in 2014, as is Toby Gerhart of the Jaguars. Andre Ellington of the Cardinals, Bet Tate of the Browns and Trent Richardson of the Colts are all 66/1, respectively.
The long shots to win the 2014 rushing title include Bishop Sankey of the Titans, Frank Gore of the 49ers and Rashad Jennings of the Giants, who are all 75/1. Joique Bell (Lions), Maurice Jones-Drew (Raiders), Ray Rice (Ravens), Reggie Bush (Lions) and Steven Jackson (Falcons) are all 100/1 long shots, respectively.