Johnson and Titans Primed To Rebound Against Lions After Tough Loss To Jets

Matt JacobsContributor INovember 27, 2008

     With a win last week, The Tennessee Titans would have been 11-0 coming into their game today against the winless Detroit Lions. Although the Titans did not win last week, this game still figures to be a blow out.

     The Lions have an awful team, led by their horrendous defense. The defense is ranked 20th in the league against the pass allowing 234 yards a game. But that's as good as it gets for the Lions D, which ranks last in the league in rush yards allowed (167) and points against (31.5).

     For the Titans, this game could not have come at a better time. After their disappointing loss to the Jets last week, the Titans will be motivated to play this week. Besides the excitement which they will carry with them throughout the game, it does not hurt to be playing the worst team in the league.

     One Titan in particular looks to have a significantly successful day, and that is Chris Johnson. Johnson, the 23 year old running back out of East Carolina, is ready to carry the offense today after a couple of upsetting weeks in a row.

     Johnson, as a rookie, is on pace to rush for about 1,200 yards. He has surprised almost everyone when he jumped into the scene in September totaling 337 rushing yards and two rushing TD's in the month alone. He has now emerged as a consistent and elite NFL running back. Johnson has been week in and week out the Titans biggest offensive weapon as both a runner and pass catcher.

     With a resurgent Kerry Collins at the helm and a talented back field featuring Chris Johnson and LenDale White, how could you pick against the Titans?

Prediction:

Titans 34 Lions 17

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