Andre Johnson And Cortland Finnegan Get Into Fight In Texans 20-0 Win
The Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans yesterday by a score of 20-0 but that wasn’t the biggest story of this game.
The big moment was in the fourth quarter. That is when Texans Wide receiver Andre Johnson and Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan got into a huge fight (see video below). Johnson started swinging at the much smaller Finnegan as both players tore each others helmets off.
I will say one thing and that is Finnegan has a lot of guts because Johnson out weighs him by about forty pounds and is much taller. Finnegan and Andre Johnson have a history of going at each other. Back in September 2009 they got into it, but not to the extent as they did yesterday.
The Finnegan-Johnson fight reminded me of two hockey players going at it on the ice. After the game,
Andre Johnson talked about his fight with Cortland Finnegan. “He kept doing little things and I told him: ‘Just because you’re frustrated, you need to stop what you’re doing,” Johnson said. “I guess he thought it was funny.”
“It’s just a buildup of things over plays,” Johnson said. “I just lost my cool.” Titans coach Jeff Fisher
also spoke after the game. “It’s not good for the game, no,” said Fisher, co-chairman of the NFL’s competition committee. “You don’t want to see that stuff.”
Cortland Finnegan was definitely the instigator of the fight as you can see him taking shots at Andre Johnson’s face mask and neck as they were lined up at the line of scrimmage.
“I wish that I could take back what happened, but I can’t,” Andre Johnson said. “I’m pretty sure I’ll be disciplined for it.” Houston Texans owner also chimed in about the fight by saying “I awarded it to Andre on points.”
The game itself was never in doubt for the Texans as they shut out the Titans. Tennessee was playing their first game without their number one quarterback Vince Young, who is out for the season after having thumb surgery. Instead they had some guy named Rusty Smith. And he sure played like he was “Rusty.” The Titans backup QB passed for 138 yards and threw three interceptions.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub passed for 178 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Andre Johnson didn’t have a huge game but he did catch a touchdown pass on 56 receiving yards. Houston running back Arian Foster had a nice game as he rushes for 143 yards. The Texans go to 5-6 on the season and the Titans fall to 5-6.
You can view the video of the Andre Johnson Cortland Finnegan fight below.