Titans RB Chris Johnson reeled off his seventh-straight 100-yard game in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Colts, keeping himself on pace to eclipse 2,000 yards rushing this season.
Johnson finished with 113 yards on 27 carries, tying Earl Campbell for the franchise record of consecutive 100-yard games. Campbell set the mark in 1979. Johnson has 1,509 yards this season, becoming the fifth player in NFL history to reach the 1,500-yard mark in the first 12 games of a season.
Johnson is now on pace for 2,012 yards this season, setting his sights on becoming the sixth player in league history, and first since 2003 (Jamal Lewis, 2,066 yards) to reach the lofty plateau.
Looking ahead, the Titans’ schedule appears to favor Johnson’s chances. Of the Titans’ four remaining opponents, only Miami (11th) ranks in the top 15 in rushing yards allowed, at 107.0 yards per game. The Rams (28th, 146.2 ypg), Chargers (21st, 118.1 ypg) and Seahawks (17th, 110.7 ypg) all rank in the bottom half of the league.
Johnson will need to average 122.8 yards per game to put his name on the elusive list.