Titans-Texans Capsule

Titans-Texans Capsule
September 12, 2013, 2:15 pm
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TENNESSEE (1-0) at HOUSTON (1-0)

1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 8 1/2

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

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 14-8

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Titans 24-10, Dec. 2, 2012

LAST WEEK - Titans beat Steelers 16-9, Texans beat Chargers 31-28

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 21, Texans No. 4

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (10), PASS (31)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (2), PASS (6)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (10), PASS (7)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (15), PASS (9)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans trying to win consecutive road games to start season for first time since 1981 and second time in franchise history. ... Titans last won first two games of season overall in 2008. ... Chris Johnson needs 42 yards rushing to reach 7,000 for career. Johnson averages 89.3 yards per game vs. Texans ... Jake Locker threw for 309 yards in last game vs. Texans, second best of his career. ... Zach Brown and Jurrell Casey each had two sacks in opener for Titans. ... Gary Kubiak won his 60th career regular-season game as Texans coach in opener. ... Matt Schaub is 6-2 with 17 TDs and one interception with 105.6 passer rating in past eight starts against Titans. ... Schaub had 26th career game with 300 yards passing or more in opener as Texans rallied from 21-point second-half deficit. ... RB Arian Foster averaging NFL-best 125.9 yards from scrimmage per game since 2010. ... WR Andre Johnson averaging 82 yards receiving per game, best in NFL history with minimum of 100 games. ... J.J. Watt has two sacks in each of past two games against Titans.

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