Houston Texans-Tennessee Titans Game Capsule

September 13, 2018

HOUSTON (0-1) at TENNESSEE (0-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Texans by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Houston 0-1, Tennessee 0-1

SERIES RECORD — Titans lead 17-15

LAST MEETING — Titans beat Texans 24-13, Dec. 3, 2017

LAST WEEK — Texans lost at Patriots 27-20; Titans lost at Miami 27-20

AP PRO32 RANKING — Texans No. 20, Titans No. 26





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Second straight road game to open season for Texans. ... Titans coming off longest game in NFL since at least NFL/AFL merger in 1970 at 7 hours, 8 minutes due to weather delays. ... Titans have won two of past three in series. Texans have won nine of last 12 vs. Titans overall. ... Texans coach Bill O'Brien 6-2 against Titans. ... Titans coach Mike Vrabel spent past four seasons as assistant coach in Houston. ... Houston QB Deshaun Watson led Texans to franchise-record seven TDs and 57 points in only game vs. Titans as rookie. ... Texans lead NFL in third-down defense since 2014, holding opponents to 34 percent conversions. ... RB Lamar Miller had 98 yards rushing last week. Miller averaging 111.8 yards from scrimmage in past four games vs. Titans. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins averaging 101 yards per game in 10 career games vs. Titans. ... DE J.J. Watt has 14 ½ sacks, 18 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles in past nine games vs. Tennessee. ... Texans DT D.J. Reader had career-high two sacks last week. ... Titans have won four straight inside AFC South. ... Titans QB Marcus Mariota has three TDs rushing in past two games vs. Texans. Mariota expected to play despite leaving loss in Miami after hurting elbow on right, throwing arm. ... Titans backup QB Blaine Gabbert threw for 257 yards with three TDs and two interceptions vs. Texans last November with Arizona. ... Tennessee RB Dion Lewis had 110 yards from scrimmage and TD run in opener. ... RB Derrick Henry ran for 109 yards and TD in last game vs. Texans. ... WR Corey Davis has had two straight games with six or more catches. Davis still looking for first TD catch in regular season. ... Darius Jennings returned kickoff 94 yards for TD in opener. ... CB Malcolm Butler and S Kenny Vaccaro each had interception in Titans debut in opener. ... Fantasy Tip: With Titans TE Delanie Walker on IR, Lewis in position to take over as Mariota's favorite pass target.


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