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Witherspoon Records Third Career Touchdown

Posted by Gary Glenn on December 9, 2012 – 2:00 pm

witherspoonLinebacker Will Witherspoon notched his 13th career interception and third touchdown of his 11-year career when he picked off Andrew Luck and returned it 40 yards for a TD in the second quarter.

Defensive end Derrick Morgan brought pressure to Luck on the play.

You can watch the video right here.

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CJ Goes Over 1,000 Rushing Yards for Fifth Consecutive Season to Begin Career

Posted by Gary Glenn on December 9, 2012 – 12:40 pm

Chris JohnsonOn a five-yard run in the first quarter, running back Chris Johnson went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the fifth consecutive season to begin his career.

He became the third rusher in franchise history to reach five 1,000-yard seasons, joining Eddie George and Earl Campbell.

Additionally, Johnson joined an elite list of NFL players to rush for 1,000 yards in his first five seasons. That list now includes Johnson, Barry Sanders (1989-98), Corey Dillon (1997-02), Curtis Martin (1995-04), George (1996-00), Eric Dickerson (1983-89), LaDainian Tomlinson (2001-08) and Tony Dorsett (1977-81).

Johnson also passed former Oilers wide receiver Ernest Givins (8,280 scrimmage yards) for third place on the team’s all-time career scrimmage yards list. With 8,318 combined rushing and receiving yards in five NFL seasons, Johnson trails only Eddie George (12,153) and Earl Campbell (9,292) in team annals.

Most consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons to begin a career, NFL history:

10 – Barry Sanders (1989-98)
10 – Curtis Martin (1995-04)
8 – LaDainian Tomlinson (2001-08)
7 – Eric Dickerson (1983-89)
6 – Corey Dillon (1997-02)
5 – Chris Johnson (2008-12 – active) *
5 – Eddie George (1996-00)
5 – Tony Dorsett (1977-81)

Among the eight players on the list, Johnson currently has the fifth-highest yardage total (6,682 yards) and is tied for the highest average per carry (4.7).

* Three games remaining in his fifth season

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Cook Sets Career High for Most TDs in a Season

Posted by Gary Glenn on December 9, 2012 – 12:20 pm

Jared Cook, Antoine Bethea, Sergio BrownJake Locker directed 9-play, 80-yard opening drive that culminated in an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jared Giving, giving the Titans a 7-0 lead at Indianapolis.

Locker was a perfect 6-of-6 passing on the drive.

Cook’s fourth touchdown of the season set his career-high for most TDs in a season.

You can watch the video right here.

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