Johnson Runs Wild As Titans Pound Lions 47-10 For Turkey Day Win

DETROIT (AP) -Chris Johnson was untouched on a short run to the outside and a long gain up the middle.

The two plays were symbolic of the canyon-like gap between the once-beaten Tennessee Titans and the winless Detroit Lions.

Johnson ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter, LenDale White scored twice in the second, and Tennessee coasted to a 47-10 win over Detroit on Thursday.

Johnson finished with 125 yards rushing and White added 106 on the ground as Tennessee met its goal of re-establishing the running game.

The Titans (11-1) bounced back from their first defeat of the season, surging to a 28-3 lead in the opening minute of the second, and have their best 12-game record in franchise history.


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  • by John Location: Greenville on Dec 3, 2008 at 08:57 AM
    They're from NC...why don't you hate on them? And, yes, I saw him play Sunday, but I also know that he sat for a while because he aggrevated his injury, so he's still not at 100%.
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Dec 3, 2008 at 07:47 AM
    John FYI Parker ISN'T injured anymore. He played Sunday against the Patriots. YES, I KNOW he played for the Tarheels and Jeff Reed their kicker is from NC as well. I am informed about my team thank you.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Dec 3, 2008 at 04:52 AM
    Dave: Get your head out of..(umm)..the sand. (Trying to keep it clean) Look at the dateline - Detroit (Associated Press) - meaning, this is not just a "local" story. I'm sure you and deadfish don't enjoy reading about former PSU and USC players when they do well in an NFL game. Oh, I'm sorry...didn't I just read a comment posted by deadfish glorifying Polumalu. What's the difference? Most of us "root" for the Panthers, as you do the Steelers, but we also like seeing local products doing well. Oh, and if you're such a big Steelers fan I guess you know that their star running back (although injured at the moment), Willie Parker is from Clinton, NC which is only about an hour southwest of here. Kind of ironic, huh, considering your hatred for our area?
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Dec 2, 2008 at 09:21 PM
    This is quite sad. NORMAL people root for ONE team and ONE team only. Nope, not here in Eastern NC. If an ECU player were on all 32 teams WITN would talk about all 32 NFL teams and their whole sports section would be LOADED.
  • by Jamie Location: Greenville on Nov 29, 2008 at 08:51 AM
    Well Said WITN!! I enjoy reading the stories about the local guys & girls for that matter! Chris had an outstanding game, why not write an article on it! Most of us here in the east are very proud of these young men and love it when they have big days! Go Titans & Jags!!
  • by WITN Moderator Location: WITN on Nov 29, 2008 at 08:17 AM
    Our primary focus with this page is to post sports stories with local interest. Specifically, we focus on stories with teams and players that have ties to Eastern North Carolina. If Chris Johnson or David Garrard has a big day, our sports headlines will reflect that. If we were writing stories for a site in Jacksonville or Nashville, our focus would be different.
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Nov 28, 2008 at 09:46 AM
    Troy and the rest of the Steelers defense will make sure that old CJ is taken off of Heinz Field on a cart.
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Nov 27, 2008 at 09:20 PM
    Dave: It seems that this AP writer must have attended ECU. He glorifies CJ every chance he gets, go figure! Polumalu will tackle him very painfully. Just like former USC Trojans do!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Nov 27, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    The Steelers will show Mr. Johnson the meaning of TRUE PAIN in 3 weeks.
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