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Titans left tackle Michael Roos had a pleasant flashback watching the back of Chris Johnson's jersey disappear in the distance on his way to the end zone against the Buffalo Bills.
For Roos, it looked like something from 2009, when Johnson became just the sixth NFL player to break 2,000 yards rushing.
''It was, and I think everybody has been waiting for him to get back to that,'' Roos said. ''We can see that he can still do it. And it was good for us to have a game like this with that many yards rushing.''
How many? Try 195, the third-highest total of Johnson's career, and most since he had a career-best 228 against Jacksonville on Nov. 1, 2009.
Better still, Johnson scored twice - including an electrifying 83-yard run - in a 35-34 win on Sunday.
Johnson finally hit the gas, ending a near season-long slump in which he entered the game with 301 yards rushing and no scores.
And quarterback Matt Hasselbeck delivered in the clutch for the se...
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Hasselbeck has won two straight games as the Tennessee Titans starting quarterback and head coach Mike Munchak said he expects Hasselbeck to start again on Sunday against Indianapolis as the Titans look to even their record at 4-4 and get back in the AFC playoff race.
Munchak has said all along that Locker, who won the job out of camp but injured his non-throwing shoulder in...
The Tennessee Titans believe that Jake Locker is their future franchise quarterback. While he has struggled at times to make big plays this season, Locker has looked very good at different times throughout his first couple of seasons in the NFL. If the Titans are to get back to the playoffs some day, Locker will have to play a large part in leading the offense.
But that is the future...
Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck should make his fourth straight start Sunday against Indianapolis.
The veteran's play in leading Tennessee to fourth-quarter comebacks each of the past two games makes it easier for Jake Locker to take his time healing up his shoulder.
Locker injured his left, non-throwing shoulder Sept. 30 for the second time in four games. He just started...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Matt Hasselbeck hit Nate Washington for a 15-yard touchdown with 1:03 left in leading the Tennessee Titans to a 35-34 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
It was Hasselbeck's 22nd career fourth-quarter comeback and second in consecutive weeks. It happened in a game in which running back Chris Johnson enjoyed a long awaited breakout performance with...
Matt Hasselbeck is expected to make his fourth straight start at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans on Sunday against Indianapolis. Hasselbeck is playing in place of injured Jake Locker, who continues to recover from a left shoulder injury. No target date has been set for Locker's return, but coach Mike Munchak reiterated Locker would be the starter when he is ready to...
Pardon the delayed nature of this posting, but a trip out of town and more trouble posting than anticipated delayed coverage of Sunday's game. Here's your weekly report of the NFL's snap totals for the Titans.
Offense (64 total)
QB: Matt Hasselbeck 64
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 44, Quinn Johnson 24, Jamie Harper 10, Darius Reynaud 9
TE: Craig Stevens 40, Jared Cook...
I don’t know who the Titans signed midweek to wear #28, but whoever it was looked a hell of a lot like their old running back Chris Johnson. We haven’t seen Chris Johnson since he held out for a big money contract prior to the 2011 season, so it probably wasn’t him. But that was one hell of an impressive performance by whoever that guy was. Maybe we’ll see him again sometime…...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson had given the Buffalo Bills fits all afternoon, rushing for 195 yards and two scores -- including an 83-yard burst -- on 18 carries. But on the game's pivotal play, the Titans decided to rely on quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's arm and receiver Nate Washington's hands instead of Johnson's legs. Facing...
Tennessee Titans linebacker Zac Diles was carted off from the sideline after hurting his right ankle in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills.
Diles was hurt when he was attempting to tackle running back C.J. Spiller on the Bills first possession on Sunday. Diles was leaning to his left, when he lost his footing and his right ankle twisted beneath him.
Diles slowly limped...
All indications are that the aged-one with start in place of Jake Locker for the fourth straight week. It will be interesting to see what the Titans will do if Hasselbeck is able to beat the Colts and bring the Titans to 4-4. While he hasn't exactly posted big fantasy numbers he has been efficient and effective in going 2-1 as a starter.
Indianapolis at Tennessee Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at LP Field, Nashville - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 712 *TV announcers: Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker *Keys to the game: The Titans plan to restore Jake Locker as their starting quarterback barring setbacks with his left shoulder. He's been out since mid-September and has separated the shoulder twice. He returns to an offense that has...