As the Texans prepare to face the Titans on Sunday, Houston quarter Brian Hoyer is aware he faces a test in the Tennessee defense.
The Titans enter the game 1-5, losers of 14 out of 15 dating back to last season. The defense, however, has been a strong point thus far, giving up an average of 324.3 total yards per game, fifth best in the NFL.
Hoyer told reporters Wednesday he’s particularly wary of Titans’ defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, who has 19 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season.
The Titans, in their first season under defensive guru Dick LeBeau, also figure to present problems for Hoyer in the defensive backfield. Tennessee is second in the NFL in pass defense, giving up an average 195.2 yards per game.