Johnson had a nice afternoon against the Lions last Sunday. He had 82-yards rushing on 18 carries and 55-yards receiving on 6 receptions. His lone touchdown was through the air.
The 137-all purpose yards was huge for the Cardinals offense. Now he has to face a tougher Ravens defense.
Last week the Ravens only gave up 21-yards rushing to the Miami Dolphins. Hopefully that is something that gained the attention of the Cardinals offensive line and Johnson this week in their meetings.
Johnson got 24 touches against the Lions. If he gets that many against the Ravens, it will likely mean something positive is happening for the Cardinals and their offense. A strong rushing attack is also key to keeping the Ravens offense off the field.
If the game gets out of hand early on, Johnson’s touches, at least on the ground, will be limited. Long, sustained drives will be huge in keeping the game manageable or within reason and give the team a chance to win