The Tennessee Titans are quietly still in the AFC after their victory over the St. Louis Rams in the 2013 NFL season by a score of 28-21. With eight more games to play in their season, the Titans now sit at 4-4 and sit just a half game out of the wildcard in the conference. Despite that, no one’s really keeping the Titans on their radar at the moment.
Tennessee’s defense has been their primary weapon so far this season. They boast a top-ten passing defense this year, allowing only 219.9 yards per game through the air, though their running defense has been mediocre, if we’re being kind about it.
One of the amazing things about the Titans this season and what makes their .500 record that much more impressive is the fact that their offense has been far less than stellar this year. The combination of Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback has certainly been underwhelming, but the biggest issue has been the lack of consistent production from running back Chris Johnson.
In a hopeful sign for the Titans, though, Johnson looked to find some life against the Rams on Sunday. CJ2K looked like the 2000-yard rusher he boasts to be, taking his 23 carries on the day for 150 yards and two scores. Throw in three receptions for 20 yards and Johnson had himself a great day on the gridiron.
Part of Johnson’s struggles this season has been due to offensive line play, but part of it is that he hasn’t been running well. Both of those things were working well against St. Louis, though. Going forward, if either Johnson or the offensive line can duplicate their performance from Sunday consistently, the Titans will definitely be a team to keep an eye on.