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No running back in the league can match Johnson's breakaway speed.
I'm not quite as high on Johnson this season as others are, but he should be terrific against the Patriots this week.
The Titans haven’t seen the Patriots since 2009, when they were utterly humiliated in a 59-0 beatdown. Despite the score, Johnson actually ran the ball extremely well, totaling 128 yards on just 17 carries.
According to the Associated Press, the Titans have a lot of faith in second-year quarterback Jake Locker. But considering his inexperience, the Titans will most likely try to ease him into the season by running the ball early and often.
That's good news for Johnson's owners. The Titans back is always a threat to bust a run for a touchdown, and it's hard not to see him breaking at least one long run if he gets enough touches.
Even if the Patriots stack the line and force Locker to throw, Johnson is a great candidate to get the bulk of those receptions.
New England should handle Tennessee easily this week, but Johnson is still more than capable of having a big game.