Offensive: Chris Johnson
“Dash” was our leading rusher: 24 attempts for 89 yards with a touchdown; and leading receiver: 6 catches for 72 yards. I’m starting to think that this kid is pretty good. He looked better as the game went on, always a great sign for a Titan running back. He has a 4.9 rushing average for the season and he continues to lead the AFC in rushing (as well as all rookies). We haven’t seen a rookie make this big of an impact since… well I’m not even going to go there.
Honorable Mention: LenDale White
LenDale had 77 yards on 8 rushing attempts. Most of those yards (54) came from a big run in the second quarter, which set up a Johnson touchdown. I wouldn’t say he had a great game. White, unlike Chris Johnson, is not exciting to watch. You don’t get the sense he could break a big one at any time. So, perhaps its the improbability of seeing him running by people, but there’s few sights more pleasurable for this Titans fan than #25 “sprinting” down the field.
Defensive: Jacob Ford
With Kyle Vanden Bosch leaving the game early because of a lingering groin injury, back-up Jacob Ford saw a lot of playing time. The second-year player made the most of his opportunity (actually this is his real rookie year because he missed all of last year with an injured Achillies). The 6th round pick from Central Arkansas sacked Aaron Rodgers twice and forced a fumble. He helped put the teeth back in a pass rush that was quite suspect Monday night against the Colts.
Honorable Mention: Chris Hope
As usual, Hope was making plays all over the field. With 5 tackles, 2 passes defended, a sack, and an interception in the end zone, this was a good game even by his high standards. I didn’t give him the game ball because the Packers passed for 314 yards, and we gave up some big plays, but I think some of those where on free safety Michael Griffin.
On side note, how many defensive players do you think the Titan’s will send to the Pro Bowl? I think it has to be at least 5 right? Tell us what you think.
Topics: Aaron Rodgers, Albert Haynesworth, Chris Hope, Chris Johnson, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacob Ford, Kyle Vanden Bosch, LenDale White, Michael Griffin, Monday Night Football, Pro Bowl, Tennessee Titans, Vince Young