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Chris Johnson shows up in Tennessee Titans' big win


The real Chris Johnson replaced the hologram version -- the one that looks like CJ2K, but without the production -- Thursday night.

The Tennessee Titans running back had his second-best game of the year with 91 yards on 19 attempts. He never had rushed for more than 69 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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"They did a tremendous job, getting on those guys up front and pushing them back and giving me some room to run," Johnson told The Tennessean. "If I'm not doing what I have to do and they're doing what they have to, it's not going to work. And if I'm doing what I need to do and they're not, it's (not) going to work either.

"So we need each other."

It was nice to see Johnson show some love, kind of, to his offensive line after repeatedly dogging them this season. Johnson easily could have surpassed 100 yards if he could've removed that hesitation at the line of scrimmage from his system. He also caught four passes for 23 yards.

The Steelers' defense hasn't played up to their reputation, but Johnson fans (and fantasy owners) will take this as a step in the right direction for the former 2,000-yard rusher.

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