Tennessee entered Week 7 with just one rushing touchdown on the year, tied with Jacksonville and St. Louis for the lowest team total in the NFL. The Titans ran for three TDs in the first half at Buffalo, however, with two of the scores belonging to Chris Johnson.
CJ has been a punchline for most of the season, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, but he's humiliating the Bills so far. His first rushing score was a 16-yarder where he bounced outside, then simply beat the defense to the goal line (pictured above). On Johnson's second TD, he sprinted 83 yards untouched through a mile-wide rushing lane. Check the tape.That was ridiculously easy.
Give credit to Aaron Williams for gaining ground near the end of the run, as Johnson eased up, but obviously no member of the Bills defense has the wheels to catch CJ. At half, Johnson has nine carries for 139 yards. This is already his biggest fantasy day since ... well, since the last time he faced Buffalo, back in December of 2011.
In case you hadn't guessed, the Bills have been miserable against the run this season (and last season, and the year before, and every season since '04). Buffalo ranked dead-last in rushing defense entering the week, giving up 173.5 yards per game and 5.8 per carry. So CJ is really just doing what most Bills opponents have done.
As a public service, here's Buffalo's rest-of-season schedule:
We'll be picking on this bunch all year. Arian Foster might just go for 300 yards in Week 9.