Titans-Texans Capsule

TENNESSEE (1-2) at HOUSTON (2-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 1-2-0, Houston 2-1-0

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 15-13

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Titans 34-6, Dec. 27, 2015

LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Raiders 17-10; Texans lost to Patriots 27-0

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 27, Texans No. 12





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans have lost four straight in series, their longest skid vs. team that replaced franchise in Houston. ... Sunday will be Titans QB Marcus Mariota's first career start against Houston. Mariota has 866 yards passing with five TDs and 141 yards rushing with two more scores in past three vs. division. ... Since 2013 RB DeMarco Murray leads NFL with 29 rushing TDs. He had 136 yards rushing in only game against Houston. ... TE Delanie Walker had 15 receptions vs. Houston last season. ... WR Andre Johnson played 12 seasons for Texans and is franchise leader in catches (1,012), yards receiving (13,597) and receiving TDs (64). ... LB Brian Orakpo had sack in last game at Houston. ... Since 2013, Jurrell Casey ranks second among NFL DTs with 23 sacks. ... Houston DE J.J. Watt was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with back injury. Sunday will break streak of 83 consecutive games played for three-time Defensive Player of Year Watt, who has never missed game in six-year career. ... Texans have won five straight regular-season home games. ... RB Lamar Miller rushed for 113 yards and TD in last meeting vs. Titans. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins has 24 receptions for 449 yards and four TDs in past three games vs. Titans. He had career-high 238 yards receiving vs. Tennessee on Nov. 30, 2014. ... LB Whitney Mercilus had 3 + sacks in last home game vs. Tennessee. ... LB Benardrick McKinney had career-high 16 tackles last week and has had sack in last two games. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney has had three sacks combined in last three home games. Fantasy Tip: Houston WR Will Fuller leads rookies with 242 yards receiving and could be good pickup if Titans focus on Hopkins due to history against them.


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