ARLINGTON, Texas_ Just another day on the road, and another victory, for the Tennessee Titans with their 34-27 shootout win in Big D.
How sweet was this victory Chris Johnson? “It was real nice. Coach (Mike) Heimerdinger called a great game, throwing it down field,” Johnson said afterwards.
The first drive alone produced three pass interference calls against the Dallas defense, the last one negated on Nate Washington's 24-yard touchdown grab.
“Receivers were making plays,” CJ said. “You can throw it downfield all day if you want.”
Johnson had referenced on his Twitter site this week that defenses were stacking eight and nine men in the box; as he promised to the fans and fantasy leaguers he would pick it up in October.
After Johnson punched it in from a yard out, he proceeded to head over to the Dallas helmet painted in the corner of the end zone and stomp on the star.
“It’s all fun in games. I like to entertain,” Johnson said about the celebratory move. “I felt like this team needed to get back to having fun.”
As you can imagine, that’s a sensitive topic in Dallas. Terrell Owens once stomped on the star, in the middle of the field, when he scored a touchdown playing for the San Francisco 49ers at old Texas Stadium years ago. Let’s just say that didn’t go over well in these parts.
Johnson wasn’t bashful about his feelings toward teams that passed on him in the 2008 draft.
“Anytime I play against a team that took one of the other running backs over me, I always go out there with a chip on my shoulder,” he added. “I’m not going to lie, I really wanted to go to Dallas but they took Felix.”
Darren McFadden, Jonathan Stewart, Felix Jones and Rashard Mendenhall were all taken before Chris Johnson.
Johnson finished the game with 19 carries for 131 yards and two, 1-yard scores. That was his 19th career 100-yard rushing game, and the two touchdowns helped Johnson pass Mike Rozier for fifth place on the team’s all-time rushing touchdowns list with 29 scores.