Titans-Texans Game Notes




JOHNSON'S CAREER DAY:**Chris Johnson set career highs with 197 rushing yards and 87 receiving yards for a combined total of 284 yards. He accounted for a pair of rushing touchdowns and one touchdown reception. His numbers qualified for the following:

· It was the first occasion in NFL history in which a player recorded a 90-plus yard rushing touchdown (91), another 50-plus yard rushing touchdown (57), and a 60-plus yard receiving touchdown (69) in a game.

· The eighth-highest rushing total in franchise history.

· The highest rushing total by a Titans player since Eddie George rushed for 199 yards against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 9, 1999.

· The second-highest combined rushing and receiving total in franchise history behind Billy Cannon's 330 yards against the New York Titans on Dec. 10, 1961.

· The seventh-highest combined rushing and receiving total in the NFL since the start of the 2000 season.

· Johnson recorded the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career.

· Johnson's nine receptions set a career high and tied for the second-highest total by a Titans player since the start of the 2005 season.

JOHNSON TIES FRANCHISE RECORD: Aside from his impressive game totals, Chris Johnson also made his mark on the team's record book for longest rushing plays in club history. In the third quarter, the Titans offense faced a third-and-10 from their own nine-yard line. Johnson took a handoff and raced up the middle 91 yards for a score. The run tied a franchise record that stood alone for 45 years. On Dec. 13, 1964, Oilers running back Sid Blanks scored on a 91-yard carry against the New York Jets.

JOHNSON SCORES ON CAREER-LONG RECEPTION: Two plays into the Titans' second series, Chris Johnson lined up wide left. Quarterback Kerry Collins found him alone for the reception, and Johnson raced 69 yards for a career-long touchdown reception.

JOHNSON HITS PAYDIRT ON THIRD-AND-LONG: On a third-and-19 play on the Titans' first offensive series, running back Chris Johnson raced 57 yards for his first touchdown of the season (10th career). The play was Johnson's third-longest rushing attempt of his career.

TEAMS COMBINE FOR 65 POINTS: The Titans and Texans combined for 65 points, the fourth-highest total by two teams in a game at LP Field since the stadium opened in 1999.

24 POINTS IN FIRST HALF: For the 10th time since the start of the 1999 season, the Titans scored 24 or more points in the first half of a game. The score against the Texans was tied 24-24 after two quarters.

COLLINS WITH MULTIPLE TDs: With his touchdown passes in the first half to Chris Johnson and Nate Washington, Kerry Collins recorded multiple touchdown passes in a game for the 51st time in the regular season.

WASHINGTON SCORES FIRST TD AS TITAN: In the second quarter, wide receiver Nate Washington caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Kerry Collins. It was Washington's 13th career touchdown and the first in a Titans uniform.

LONG RUN FOR WASHINGTON: On the Titans' first offensive play of the game, Nate Washington ran a reverse for 14 yards, the longest rushing attempt of his career.

FIRST CAREER PUNT BY BIRONAS: With Craig Hentrich out with an injury, kicker Rob Bironas recorded his first career punt in the fourth quarter. He punted 40 yards, and the Texans did not return the ball.

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