The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/20/09 – Chris Johnson
Total Pro Sports – Some fantasy owners may have grew somewhat worrisome after Chris Johnson’s performance last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers where he accumulated a disappointing 68 total yards. He certainly erased any bad memories of his opening week after yesterday afternoon’s game with the division rival Houston Texans. Unfortunately the same could not be said about the rest of his Tennessee Titans team.
Johnson was the key catalyst of the Titans offense Sunday as the Texans has no answer for his speed. Using his blocks well, the sophomore running back ran for 197 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and added another 87 yards and a touchdown through the air. His day was highlighted by two big runs of 91 and 57 yards (both going for touchdowns), as well as a 69 yards touchdown reception. Although his effort wasn’t enough for the Titans, as they fell 34-31 to the Texans, it was more than enough to earn Johnson “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Sunday, September 20th, 2009.
After what many of us had seen from the Texans offense last week against the New York Jets, it would be assumed that a three touchdown performance from one player would be more than enough to secure the victory, but week two of the NFL season has once again proven to us that final judgments can not be made after week one. Although their ground game was weak, the Texans and quarterback Matt Schaub put on a show through the air and the Titans defense had no answers. Now Chris Johnson will have to come out next week hoping for similar success on his behalf, but a different outcome for his team.