Titans Show They Won’t Back Down in 2009

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Jordan Schelling in NFL
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In a game where both teams typically are known for their ability to run the ball, Thursday's game between Tennessee and Pittsburgh ended up being decided in the air. The Titans stifled the Steelers' rushing attack, allowing just 36 yards on 23 attempts. Yet, Tennessee did not fare much better, picking up 86 yards on 25 carries. Chris Johnson and LenDale White, also known as "Slash and Dash," were unable to get any rhythm going offensively against the Steelers defense. Johnson finished with 57 yards on 15 carries, 32 yards of which came on an early play when he reversed field and turned the corner before being knocked out of bounds by Troy Polamalu. Take away that run and Johnson averaged just 1.7 yards per carry, slightly better than the Steelers' team average of 1.6 per carry. White, who ...

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