Titans RB Johnson tops former coach
ST. LOUIS — Chris Johnson became a star under Jeff Fisher, rushing for 2,000 yards in 2009 a year after the Titans drafted him in the first round.
On Sunday, Johnson got the best of his former coach.
"C.J., when he gets on the edge, he goes," Fisher said after Johnson's second touchdown was the go-ahead score in the Titans' victory over Fisher's Rams.
Fisher again downplayed the matchup against the franchise he coached for 16 years, saying it was "another week for me."
Titans coach Mike Munchak, a longtime former Fisher aide, also said the game was nothing personal. The postgame handshake was brief.
"Players are the ones who win the games," Munchak said.
Johnson's 19-yard scoring run snapped a tie with 2:54 left, one play after Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey sacked and stripped quarterback Kellen Clemens, and defensive end Derrick Morgan recovered.