Chris Johnson's hamstring tightened up on him in the fourth quarter, and with the game out of hand, the Titans elected not to put him back in the ballgame down by so many points.\
Johnson scored his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run, but still had just 51 yards on 14 rushing attempts.
“Chris’ hamstring just got tight in the fourth quarter, in the last three or four minutes of the game. So, we just figured there’s no sense in having him take a chance at hurting that more,” Munchak said. “If the game was in a different situation, he probably could have gone back in.”
Johnson, who will have the bye week to heal up, agreed with the decision to hold him out.
“Really, it just got tight on me,” Johnson said. “I caught a ball and ran it down the field and didn’t feel anything there, then when I ran the next play it just felt a little tight and came out of the game to check on it and it was pretty good. I was set to go back in, but they didn’t want to injure it more, knowing that the game was pretty much out of hand.”