Johnson, the Texans' Pro Bowl wide receiver, and Finnegan, a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Titans,touched off a bench-clearing altercation with 7:53 remaining in game at Reliant Stadium. The incident occurred during and after a 3rd-and-8 play from the Tennessee 41.
The players had pushed one another on the previous play, after which Johnson pulled Finnegan's helmet from his head.
On the 3rd-and-8 play, Finnegan – widely considered one of the NFL's dirtiest players – immediately thrust his hands at Johnson's face mask. The two fought throughout a seven-yard gain, with both players' helmets coming off.
Johnson punched Finnegan twice after throwing Finnegan's helmet. Officials then stepped in to separate the two.
Players from each team fought for a few more seconds, with many Texans' players leaving the bench and Titans coach Jeff Fisher coming onto the field to keep Titans players from joining.
Johnson and Finnegan were both escorted from the field, with Texans players, officials and a security guard following Johnson, then team officials later leading Finnegan to the locker room.
Johnson had caught nine passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. Houston won the game, 20-0.