Chris Johnson's goal at the start of the season was to rush for 2,500 yards.
Through five games he’s second in the NFL with 485 yards. (He had 468 rushing yards through five games in 2009.)
If he wants to reach 2,500 yards, Johnson will have to – over the course of the final 11 games – rush for 2,015 yards, or nine more than he had in all of 2009. Johnson needs to average 183.2 yards over the final 11 games to reach 2,500.
More importantly, the Tennessee Titans are 3-0 this season when Johnson runs for 100 yards, 0-2 when he does not.
Chasing Dan Marino
• Through five games in 1984, Dan Marino had thrown for 1,527 yards en route to throwing for an NFL record 5,084 yards. In 2010, there are three quarterbacks who are already ahead of Marino’s pace.
• The New York Jets are the only team this season that has yet to allow a first-quarter point, outscoring opponents 20-0 in the first 15 minutes. The anti-Jets are the Seattle Seahawks, who have been outscored 17-0 in the first quarter. The only other team that has been held scoreless in any quarter this season is the Chicago Bears, who have been outscored 13-0 in the third quarter.
• The Carolina Panthers have scored in each quarter this season; however, they have yet to score a touchdown in the first and fourth quarters.
Without Back-to-Back Wins
• There are 18 teams with winning records, but the 3-1 Washington Redskins are the only one that has scored less than 20 points in each win.
• Both the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders have a chance to end droughts this weekend. Oakland hasn't won back-to-back games since weeks 16-17 of the 2008 season. Detroit hasn't had a win streak since a three-game streak in 2007.