Chris Johnson is finally running like a big-money back. The question in Tennessee is whether Johnson’s offensive production has come too late for the Titans to make a run at the playoffs.
Johnson picked up 153 yards on Sunday at Buffalo, as the Titans won 23-17, and after an extremely slow start to the season, Johnson has now put up his two best games in the last two weeks.
Unfortunately for the Titans, the AFC South-leading Texans keep on winning, despite being down to their third-string quarterback, which means it’s still going to be tough for the Titans to catch up in the division. The best chance the Titans have of making the playoffs now is as a wild card, where at 7-5 they’re still in the hunt.
As for the Bills, it’s hard to believe they looked like playoff contenders a month ago. Buffalo has lost five in a row.
But the Titans are absolutely playoff contenders. Especially if Johnson keeps running like he has the last two weeks.