Dec. 17, 2012: Titans 14, Jets 10 | Click here to download the gamebook.
This flashback isn’t going too far back but is an opportunity to revisit a franchise-record 94-yard run by
|Chris Johnson found space and won a race that spanned almost the entire length of the field in setting a franchise-record with his 94-yard touchdown run against the Jets last year. Click here for a slideshow.|
Days after a tragic school shooting in Connecticut, Chris Johnson wrote the names of the victims and “RIP SHES” for Sandy Hook Elementary School on his shoes. Both teams and the crowd held a somber moment of silence before the game, and Johnson delivered a memorable moment when he found an opening on the offensive line and won the footrace to the other end of the field for a 7-3 Titans lead in the second quarter. Johnson later auctioned the shoes to raise nearly $10,000 for victims’ families.
After the Jets claimed a 10-7 lead on a 17-yard pass from Mark Sanchez to Jeff Cumberland with 3:25 left in the third quarter, the Titans answered with a touchdown by marching 64 yards on seven plays.
A 35-yard kickoff return by
Locker finished 13-of-22 passing for 149 yards and a passer rating of 79.5. He added 43 rushing yards on seven carries. Johnson ended with 122 yards on 20 carries, and Washington led the Titans with four catches for 62 yards.
Tennessee’s defense did the heavy lifting in the fourth quarter.
The Titans, however, were unable to run out the clock and the Jets got the ball back at the Tennessee 25 with 47 seconds remaining.
Sanchez, however, fumbled the shotgun snap, and Bilal Powell inadvertently kicked the ball within reach of Titans linebacker
Sanchez finished 13-of-28 passing for 131 yards and a passer rating of 32.6, which was lower than Tim Tebow’s 39.6 rating off 0-for-1 passing with a sack.