Figuring out what happened to Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has been a popular topic this season. Johnson signed a big contract extension after a holdout, and then proceeded to disappear on the football field. Johnson looked more like the old version of himself today against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He rushed for 190 yards on 23 carries today.
Johnson was part of a Titans fourth-quarter comeback in a 23-17 win.
This was just the second time this season that Johnson rushed for more than 100 yards. Prior to this game he had just 509 rushing yards on 160 carries. It was the first time since week 15 of 2010 that Johnson ran for more than 130 yards. He did not top 150 yards at all last season.
Johnson’s efforts helped move the Titans to 6-5 on the season. They are still two games behind Houston in the race for the AFC South, and with the Texans quarterback issues, they have to think they have a shot.