The Bills were down by seven points. The Titans faced a third-and-14 situation on the Bills' 48-yard line. If the Bills wanted to win, this was the play they needed to contain.
The Bills were powerless. As he had all afternoon, Johnson picked up the first down and the Titans kept the ball until they kicked it through the uprights for a lead-padding field goal.
Buffalo lost 41-17 in a game that started out well but fizzled in the second half.
The Bills are 3-6 and alone in last place in the AFC East standings because the Miami Dolphins won Sunday. The Titans were winless three weeks ago, but now they have the same record as the Bills.
Everybody was having fun. Terrell Owens, who blew up on the sidelines because he was wide open and not getting the ball, had three receptions for 85 yards just a couple minutes into the second half. But that's what he finished with.
The score was tied at 17 in the third quarter, but the Bills simply had no answers for Chris Johnson, who gashed them on runs and receptions and helped the Titans convert an appalling 11 of 17 third downs.
Johnson, the NFL's rushing leader, stampeded the league's worst rushing defense. He ran 26 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He also had nine catches for 100 yards.