NFL Scores Week 12, Bucs Vs. Titans: Tennessee Wins 23-17 In Chris Johnson Revival Show

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 27: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at LP Field on November 27, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Chris Johnson gave the Bucs all they could handle and the Titans rallied to move back over .500 for 2011.

Reports of Chris Johnson's demise are, at least, a bit premature. Johnson had his best day of the 2011 NFL season and helped the Tennessee Titans come back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 23-17 Week 12 win.

Johnson ran for 190 yards, pacing a Tennessee offense that struggled through the air. Though he lost a fumble, Johnson was a better option throughout than Matt Hasselbeck, who threw for just 160 yards and two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. Hasselbeck, though, threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Damian Williams with just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Tommie Campbell also scored for the Titans on an 84-yard punt return.

For the Bucs, the loss was the latest one in a disappointing 2011 campaign. LeGarrette Blount ran for 101 yards, and Josh Freeman threw for 199 yards and a touchdown, but the Bucs coughed up five turnovers and allowed Tennessee to score 13 unanswered points to finish the game.

Tennessee moves to 6-5 with the win, while Tampa Bay falls to 4-7 with the loss.

For more on the Titans, visit Music City Miracles. For more on the Bucs, visit Bucs Nation. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 12's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 12 NFL news and scores and Week 12 fantasy stats, and Week 12 NFL video highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and head to SB Nation's NFL hub any time for plenty more on the league.

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