Johnson inspires Titans' success

  • Last Updated: November 3 2013, 22:33 GMT

Chris Johnson enjoyed a big day on the ground as Tennessee Titans edged out the St Louis Rams 28-21 in the Edward Jones Dome.

Chris Johnson goes in for a Tennessee Titans touchdown
Chris Johnson goes in for a Tennessee Titans touchdown

Running back Johnson finished with 150 yards on 23 carries, plus two touchdowns including the clincher with two minutes and 54 seconds left on the clock.

Johnson's 19-yard scoring run snapped a tie with 2:54 to go and came the snap after Jurrell Casey sacked and stripped quarterback Kellen Clemens, and Derrick Morgan recovered.

The Rams (3-6) got a second straight 100-yard game from rookie Zac Stacy, who had 127 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns.

St Louis drove to the Titans 26 in the final minute, but Austin Pettis got only a hand on Clemens' high throw to the end zone on fourth down.

The Titans (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak and won after their bye against a team on short rest after the Rans had lost 14-9 on Monday night to Seattle.

The 100-yard game was Johnson's first since week seven last season against Buffalo. In the previous four games, he had totalled 110 yards with a 2.4-yard average per carry.

Rookie Tavon Austin's 24-yard punt return gave the Rams a final chance at their 39 with 50 seconds to go and no timeouts. Chris Givens had a 25-yard catch to put them in position.

Rodney McLeod intercepted an overthrown pass by Locker with 4:44 left, less than two minutes after former Titan Jared Cook tied it with a 10-yard catch from Clemens to tie the game at 21-21.

Locker put the Titans up 21-14 with 9:42 to go on a 4-yard run, breaking a tackle by linebacker Alec Ogletree about 2 yards from the end zone.


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