The Tennessee Titans believe they can run their way to both a winning record and the franchise's first playoff berth since 2008.
The Titans put together their best performance on the ground this season beating the St. Louis Rams 28-21 to snap a three-game skid. Chris Johnson ran for a season-high 150 yards and his first two touchdowns. Shonn Greene ran for a TD, and even Jake Locker scrambled for a TD as the Titans ran for a season-high 198 yards.
''That's our formula to win,'' coach Mike Munchak said Monday.
The Titans improved to 4-4 with their best rushing performance since Nov. 27, 2011, when they ran for 202 yards against Tampa Bay, and they hadn't rushed for four touchdowns since Oct. 21, 2012, when they beat Buffalo. The Titans improved to 8-1 when Johnson runs for at least 150 yards and 23-10 when he has at least 20 carries.
Tennessee signed Greene to a three-year contract and bulked up the offensive line this offseason with Munchak determined to run the ball better afte...