On a day when Titans quarterback Jake Locker couldn’t get anything going through the air, it was a good thing that Tennessee could move the ball on the ground.
With Chris Johnson leading the way, Shonn Greene making plays in short yardage and Locker making plays with his feet himself, the Titans totaled 198 rushing yards and won at St. Louis 28-21.
Locker completed just 13 of 22 passes for 185 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions, but the Titans’ running game was good enough: Johnson had 150 yards and two touchdowns, Greene had 38 yards and one touchdown and Locker had 10 yards and a touchdown.
For the Rams, Kellen Clemens was decent, completing 20 of 35 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions, but he’s not a threat to make many big plays with his arm. Rams running back Zac Stacy was great, gaining 127 yards on 27 carries and scoring two touchdowns, but that wasn’t enough.
At 3-6, the Rams are looking like a last-place team in the NFC West. But the 4-4 Titans may just have a playoff run in them. Especially if they can keep running like they did today.