The Ressurrection of Chris Johnson and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Nate DunlevyGuest ColumnistNovember 14, 2012

Johnson is setting a torrid pace these days.
Johnson is setting a torrid pace these days.Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Six weeks ago, we were ready to bury the career of Chris Johnson and leave it for dead.

Now, as the Titans prepare for their bye week, Mike Munchak thinks Tennessee could finish with one of the best running offenses in the NFL.

Today's article of the day comes from the City Paper and David Boclair, who points out the Titans are now up to fifth in yards per carry.

Johnson has posted at least 91 yards rushing in each of the last five games for the Titans, with at least 4.7 yards a carry in every contest. He's gone over 100 yards three times and finished at 99 in another game.

Johnson's sudden utility raises major issues about what the Titans will do with him after the season. His $10 million salary for 2013 becomes guaranteed in March, so Tennessee will have to make a difficult call.

Johnson's career was, and in many ways still is, at a cross roads, but for now he looks to be back on track.


General Interest

Vince Verhei of the Football Outsiders posts the Week 10 Quick Reads.

Aaron Schatz of the Football Outsiders has the Week 10 DVOA numbers.

Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts revels in failed comebacks.


Houston Texans

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle ranks the Texans as the best team in the NFL.

McClain says Kareem Jackson has blossomed in his third season.


Indianapolis Colts

Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star wonders if Jerraud Powers is done with the Colts.

Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority focuses on players who did well and poorly at Jacksonville.


Tennessee Titans

Phil Gaskin of The Pulling Lineman says the Titans were great in Week 10.

John Glennon of the Tennessean says Taylor Thompson is getting more playing time blocking.

Music City Miracles looks at the Titans' use of the diamond formation.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union says the Jaguars may try a no-huddle.