Chris Johnson is playing well against the Cincinnati Bengals defense. Now that Cincinnati is holding onto a four-point lead following an 11-play drive that ended with a Colin Cochart touchdown reception, the defense is clearly struggling. Following a three-yard run on the right, Chris Johnson takes a handoff and runs down the left sidelines for an 18-yard pick up. Thomas Howard was called for a pass interference on the following play that pushed Tennessee to the Bengals 42-yard line.
Hasselbeck drops back on first down and finds a wide open Craig Stevens over the middle for a 25-yard gain, inside the red zone to the Bengals 17-yard line. Javon Ringer picked up seven yards on consecutive runs setting up a third-and-three from the Bengals ten-yard line. On third and two, Hasselbeck hands off to Johnson, who is met at the line of scrimmage by linebacker Brandon Johnson.
Fourth and three from the Bengals ten-yard line, the Titans decide to go for it. Hasselbeck in shotgun, throws a fast ball to Lavelle Hawkins on the right hash marks for a five-yard completion and the first down.
Now is the point in the game that the Bengals defense proves that while it may bend, it won't break. On first down from the Bengals five-yard line, Hasselbeck hands off to Chris Johnson, who is met three yards deep in the backfield by Brandon Johnson.
The "don't break" component of the defense didn't hold. On second down Hasselbeck finds Damian Williams in the back of the endzone with eight defenders in coverage. Williams boxes out the defender, drops both feet in bounds with the football firmly secured for the touchdown. All things being equal, it was a good reception.
Titans retake the lead 10-7.