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Titans' Johnson: Ravens tried to hurt me in '08 playoff game

Titans running back Chris Johnson, whose team hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, believes that team intentionally tried to injure him in a playoff game following the 2008 season.

"They were trying to hurt me a little bit," Johnson told the Tennessean on Wednesday. "But the play I actually got hurt on, it was a fair play, somebody landed on my ankle the wrong way and I fell back the wrong way. It was a fair play when I got hurt."

Johnson sprained his ankle during a 13-10 playoff loss that propelled the Ravens to the AFC Championship Game, where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Before the injury, Johnson rushed for 72 yards and one touchdown, but he didn't play in the second half. Some fans wondered about a play in which Ravens defenders Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs appeared to twist and turn Johnson after the whistle.

"I really don't have any carryover from then," Johnson said Wednesday. "That was two years ago. I'm just trying to win the game."

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