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Pro Football Weekly writes that there’s no question that the Titans should pick up RB Chris Johnson‘s $9 million option.
PFW adds that Tennessee has plenty of cap space to work with, so the steep price tag isn’t exactly the same kind of obstacle for them that it would be for other NFL teams. They also cite Johnson’s durability and explosiveness as other reasons why the Titans would be wise to keep the running back around.
Johnson has manged to get his yards-per-carry up to 4.9 and sits just 7 yards away from his fifth consecutive 1000 yard season. Even so, Pro Football Focus has Johnson listed as the No. 47 best running back out of 57 qualifying players.
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Titans running back Chris Johnson crossed 1,000 yards for the fifth time in five years Sunday against the Colts but only had 44 yards on 19 carries.Fantasy Spin:Johnson owners won't like the fact that QB Jake Locker was the leading rusher in Week 14. After seven dynamite weeks, Johnson has clocked in below 4.0 ypc in three straight games. He's failed to score a touchdown...
The Tennessee Titans will be without linebacker Colin
McCarthy for the second straight game today when they take on the Indianapolis
Colts, but they are expected to have quarterback Jake Locker, wide receiver
Kenny Britt and tight end Jared Cook.
Britt missed practice Thursday with a knee injury, but he
was a full participant in Friday’s session and is expected to play....
Titans quarterback Jake Locker had 262 yards on 22-of-35 passing with one touchdown and two picks Sunday at Indianapolis.Fantasy Spin:Locker has been a turnover machine in the last three games, handing the ball over nine times in that stretch. Play at your own risk against the Jets in Week 15.
Titans receiver Kenny Britt finally broke out with 143 yards on eight catches Sunday against the Colts.Fantasy Spin:Britt failed to record more than 67 receiving yards in any game this season prior to Sunday. He'll likely draw Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie in coverage next week.
The Tennessee Titans could easily be 1-11 right now, instead of 4-8, if the outcome of a few plays had not been in the Titans' favor. Three of the Titans' four wins were by a total of just seven points - a one-point win and two three-point wins - so all three of those wins could have been losses if just one play in each of those games had been different.
That’s a much more difficult target for a kicker to hit, given the extra distance and the smaller margin between the uprights. Oh, and it might be somewhat more obscene, too.
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The Tennessee Titans will play at the Indianapolis Colts this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium. Scheduled for a 1 p.m EST kickoff the game will be aired on CBS.
Indianapolis struggled until the end of last season to find a win. This year the team has 8 and appear headed to the playoffs despite losing head coach Chuck Pagano early in the season to leukemia cancer. Andrew Luck is clearly...
It's another sad day in a season which hasn't had many high points. The Titans took a 20-7 halftime lead into the locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium. When they exited, they left their game in the locker room and couldn't make their lead stand up. Jake Locker threw a pair of costly interceptions in the second half which gave the Colts ten easy points. Andrew Luck...
Here are the injury reports for the Titans and Colts. I'll post the inactives when those lists become available later this morning. Feel free to comment here with your thoughts throughout the morning and the game. I'll have a game recap posted this afternoon.
Out - LB Colin McCarthy (concussion), WR Damian Williams (hamstring)