NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Andre Johnson remembers all the good times with the Texans -- the big catches, the 1,000-yard seasons, and the relationships he built during his 12 years in Houston.
When he returned to the city last year as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, he got a warm reception.
"I couldn't tell you how many hugs I got just walking into the stadium,'' Johnson said on Monday.
This Sunday, the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver will return to Houston once again, this time as a member of the Tennessee Titans. Yes, he admits it will be special.
But no, he's not looking for any extra attention.
"I think the media makes more of a big deal out of it than I do,'' Johnson said. "It is what it is, it's another game. It is always great, though, to go back home and play. ... It is fun to compete against a lot of guys who were former teammates of mine. I think that is the fun part of it, but I don't make a big deal about it."
Johnson, who signed with the Titans at the start of training camp, played in 169 games for the Texans from 2003-2014. He's the Texans all-time leading receiver with 1,012 catches for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns. He posted seven 1,000-yard seasons, including three when he went over 1,500 yards. And he was a Titan killer during those days, turning in one big game after another against his AFC South division rival.
TitansOnline.com looks back at the all-time series against the Houston Texans. (AP Photos, Donn Jones)