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By Chris Lambos
When a Titans running back is in a position to either match or eclipse a record set by Eddie George, chances are the team is reaping some sort of benefit. The payoff for the Tennessee Titans was evident in Sunday’s 41-17 dismantling of the Buffalo Bills at LP Field.
While CJ is running up his yardage odometer, he is chalking up wins for a team who only 4 weeks ago was contemplating gridiron rebirthing (a more politically correct way of saying ‘losing for a very early draft pick’).
Johnson, the NFL’s leading rusher, racked up 132 yards and 2 TDs on 26 carries. He also caught 9 passes for 100 yards. But was he the days only hero? Well, Vince once again made more plays than mistakes, completing 17 of 25 passes for 210 yards, 1 TD and 1 Int. VY generated 5.8 yards per carry on the ground, netting 29 yards on 5 carries. Nate Washington and Kenny Britt stepped up at WR with Justin Gage sidelined with an injury. Washington was the recipient of Young’s lone TD pass and Britt caught 2 for 55 yards.
On defense, the Titans yielded 296 yards, but enhanced those numbers with 2 sacks and 2 interceptions.
For Buffalo, Trent Edwards went 18 of 28 for 185 yards, 1 TD and 1 Int. Lee Evans caught 2 TD passes with one coming from Fred Jackson out of the Wildcat formation. Other than a 46 yard reception, Terrell Owens was relatively quiet (on the field anyway).
So what’s next? The Titans are 3-0 since benching Kerry Collins.
Can VY and company keep the momentum going?
The spotlight does not shine any brighter than next week as Tennessee attempts to play ‘payback’ with division rival Houston in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed (and that goes double for team owner Bud Adams!!!)