The Titans were 4-4 on Nov. 10 when they kicked off at LP Field against the 0-8 Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tennessee was flat from the start, turning the ball over four times and watching Jake Locker suffer a season-ending foot injury as the Jaguars broke into the win column.
Johnson got it started with a careless fumble on the Titans' first play from scrimmage. He took a handoff heading right, cut upfield and had the ball popped out by linebacker Paul Posluszny after a four-yard gain. Three plays later the Jaguars were up 7-0, and the home team's unraveling was fully underway.
Johnson was hardly the only culprit, but it was a negative tone-setting play by the franchise’s marquee player.
The quarterbacks did their part -- Locker threw an interception, then lost a fumble on a handoff on his final play of the season, one snap after he suffered a serious Lisfranc foot injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an interception during his relief stint, and had a fumble ripped away and returned for a score.
First-round pick Chance Warmack, the right guard, was called for a hold of former Titans defensive lineman Sen'Derrick Marks on a another bad play for a fourth-quarter safety that provided the ultimate winning-margin.
“We just didn’t play very well,” former head coach Mike Munchak said. “That goes without saying, probably, but I need to say it. You can’t fumble on the first snap of the game when you have a run. We did some things you can’t do against any team, let alone against a team that we knew was struggling.”
It was the third year in a row in which Munchak’s Titans lost to a team that qualified as the worst in the league at the time.