No one with the Titans was willing to say Chris Johnson is back after his performance against the Texans, but the signs were encouraging.
The running back rushed for 141 yards on 25 carries, providing one of the few positives for the Titans in a 38-14 defeat.
“Yeah, it was a pretty good game, running the ball or whatever,” Johnson said. “I feel like my offensive line went out there and did a great job from the first snap. Just getting up on guys, pushing those guys back, recreating the line of scrimmage and just giving me somewhere to run. Like I’ve been saying all year, I’m going to be as good as my offensive line.”
Through the first three games, Johnson had 45 yards on 33 carries, an average of 1.4 per attempt. He averaged 5.6 yards per attempt against the Texans and had his longest gain of the season with a 19-yard burst.
It was his first 100-yard game since last December, when he gained 153 yards against the Bills.
Hopefully this wasn't the week you had enough and put Johnson on your bench, and hopefully last week wasn't the week you traded him for a couple of beers and a bag of chips at your next draft. Johnson broke out against a very good defense and hopefully it's a sign of more consistent fantasy production in the coming weeks. The Titans are at the Vikings next week.