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.
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