[Kansas City.com] Larry Johnson won’t be breaking Barry Sanders’ record this season after all.
Johnson, who was five games behind Sanders in consecutive games with 100 yards rushing, saw his streak fall short on Sunday – ironically, in his first regular-season game as the Chiefs’ undisputed No. 1 back.
Coach Herm Edwards wanted to pound the Bengals into submission and use the 230-pound Johnson as a battering ram. It worked for a time – Johnson had seven carries for 32 yards on a first-quarter drive to a field goal.
But once the Chiefs fell behind, Johnson was used primarily as a receiver out of the backfield.
He finished with 68 yards in 17 carries.