NASHVILLE TN - DECEMBER 19: Jason Allen #20 of the Houston Texans defends a pass to Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field on December 19 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans will be meeting this Sunday and it's pretty obvious what the key to the game is for the Chiefs on defense -- stop Chris Johnson. We've talked about it all week so that's a no-brainer. I spoke with Jimmy from Music City Miracles, out Titans blog, and asked a few more questions on stopping Chris Johnson. He adds another name into the conversation -- Kenny Britt.
The key to stopping the Titans offensively is shutting down Chris Johnson with the front seven. Now that Kenny Britt has returned from his injury the Titans finally have a legitimate receiving threat, and he can beat single coverage all day long. Britt had the best day of his career (7 catches for 225 yards and 3 TDs) against the Eagles earlier this season when they refused to take the 8th guy out of the box.
So you can't necessarily focus all your attention on CJ. We mentioned before that Kerry Collins has a big arm so he'll be able to find Britt deep.
So when CJ is stopped, how do defenses do it?
This year it has mainly been because of poor play on the offensive line. CJ has gotten hit in the backfield a lot this season, and that obviously doesn't let him use his speed in the open field. Defenders have also taken better angles on Johnson in the open field which has cut down on the long runs that we saw last season.
I think the Chiefs fit in well here. They're a smart defense that can contain Johnson. I feel fairly confident he's not going to break off any big runs because I'm sure Romeo Crennel has pounded it in their head all week.
Check out Music City Miracles for more from our Q&A.