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Can Titans fix their running game?

Tennessee has a hugely unbalanced offense. Will that continue the whole season?

Originally Published: October 27, 2011
By Rivers McCown | Football Outsiders
TBD Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesChris Johnson hasn't come close to living up to his new contract extension in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Titans have a $53 million problem right now: Chris Johnson is dragging their entire offense down. Whether you want to measure the Titans' running game in simple statistics (at 2.9 yards per attempt, Johnson has the lowest average in the NFL), advanced statistics (an NFL-worst minus-18.3 percent rushing DVOA this season) or simple objective scouting, Johnson hasn't lived up to his part of the extension that he signed. At this point, the Titans' running game looks like an unsolvable quagmire: How can the team begin to turn things around?

Rivers McCown

Football Outsiders
Rivers McCown is an associate editor for Football Outsiders.

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