Vince Young’s epic drive deserves all the attention it gets, but don’t let Chris Johnson’s insane November get lost in the shuffle.
There really is no historical player comparison for Johnson, and now “Every Coach’s Dream” is making sure he’s a part of history.
Johnson tied an NFL record by topping 125 rushing yards for a sixth straight game Sunday. (Earl Campbell set the record in 1980, Eric Dickerson tied it in 1984.) We like Johnson’s chances of running past those two legends next week against the Colts.
Johnson’s 154 rushing yards also set the record for the most rushing yards in November — by 99 yards over Barry Sanders.
It’s also worth tracking Johnson’s yards from scrimmage for the season. After Sunday, he’s on pace for 2,030 rushing yards and 2,458 yards from scrimmage. Marshall Faulk’s yards from scrimmage record is 2,429. (Before we get too lost in the numbers, watch the video proof.)
The Titans, led by Johnson, are starting to make a habit of making the impossible look possible. Perhaps Johnson’s prediction of ten straight wins wasn’t so crazy.