NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have the NFL’s best running back in Chris Johnson, and they make sure they give him the ball.
Over and over and over again.
The back who became just the sixth player in league history to run for 2,000 yards last season now leads the league with 75 carries through the first three games. The Associated Press 2009 NFL Offensive Player of the Year had 32 rushes in last week’s 29-10 win over the New York Giants.
The only time Johnson has had more carries in a game was the 2009 season finale when he had 32 rushes to reach 2,006 yards.
It’s a heavy workload, but Johnson doesn’t seem to mind.
He said Wednesday the Titans are 2-1 and working him right.