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NFL Week 8 Game Capsule: Texans v. Titans

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Fresh off their third loss in a row, the Houston Texans prepare to travel to Nashville for a divisional matchup against the Titans. Take a look inside the numbers.

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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans look to end their three-game losing streak in Tennessee on Sunday against the Titans:

TEXANS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

15-9

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

O’Brien: 0-0

Whisenhunt: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 30-23 at Steelers

L 19-17 at Redskins

LAST GAME

12/29/13: Texans 10 at Titans 16. Tennessee RB Chris Johnson rushes for 127 yards & TD. Titans K Rob Bironas converts all 3 FG attempts (42, 55, 37).

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/29/13

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 137 (Hou.), 125 (Ten.). XM: 229 (Ten.). 

PASSING

Fitzpatrick: 125-192-1530-8-7-88.2

Locker: 65-112-764-4-4-75.9

RUSHING

Foster: 126-615 (1C)-4.9-5 (1C)

Sankey: 66-267-4.0-1

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 39-496-12.7-1

Wright: 32-297-9.3-4

OFFENSE

345.0

320.3

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+2

DEFENSE

387.3

371.6

SACKS

Watt: 5

Casey: 4

INTs

6 tied: 1

3 tied: 2 (T3C)

PUNTING

Lechler: 48.1 (1C)

Kern: 44.8

KICKING

Bullock: 53 (17/17 PAT; 12/14 FG)

Succop: 43 (13/13 PAT; 10/12 FG)

TEXANS:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK played 11 games with 9 starts for Titans in 2013, passing for 2,454 yards & 14 TDs. In last meeting versus the Titans (10/21/11 with Buf.), he completed 27 of 35 passes (77.1 pct.) for 225 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 109.8 rating.

In 5 career starts vs. Ten., RB ARIAN FOSTER averages 136.8 scrimmage yards per game (684 total; 461 rush, 223 rec.) with 6 total TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.). He has rushed for 100+ in 5 of 6 games in 2014. Since 2010, Foster leads NFL with 47 rush TDs & has 5,421 rush yards, the most in AFC.

In past 10 vs. Tennessee, WR ANDRE JOHNSON has 64 catches for 806 yards & 6 TDs. For his career, he averages 6 catches/game, the best in NFL history (min. 100 games). 'Dre had 77 receiving yards last week & now has 13,157 career, surpassing HOFer STEVE LARGENT (13,089) for No. 14 all-time.

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 18 receptions for 287 yards in past 3 on road.

In 19 career games vs. AFC South, DE J.J. WATT has 20.5 sacks, 3 FF & 4 FR. Since 2012, Watt leads NFL with 36 sacks.

LB BRIAN CUSHING leads the team with 50 tackles.

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 2 sacks last week.

TITANS:

In his last meeting against the Texans (9/15/13), QB JAKE LOCKER had 2 TD passes & 92.1 rating.

QB CHARLIE WHITEHURST had 2 TD passes for a 91.8 rating last week. He aims for his 4th game in row with 87+ rating.

RB SHONN GREENE has 3,908 career rush yards & needs 92 to reach 4,000 for his career.

Rookie RB BISHOP SANKEY (Rd. 2, No. 54 overall) rushed for a team-high 56 yards vs. Washington.

WR KENDALL WRIGHT led the team with 6 receptions for 68 yards & TD last week. He has 5+ catches in 4 of past 5 games.

Since joining Titans in 2009, WR NATE WASHINGTON leads the team in catches (280), receiving yards (4,113) & TD catches (26).

Last week, WR DEREK HAGAN had 45 receiving yards & scored his 1st TD since joining Titans.

TE DELANIE WALKER leads AFC TEs in receiving yards (438) & has 31 catches.

S MICHAEL GRIFFIN leads the team with 48 tackles, including 6 tackles & a sack last week.

DT SAMIE HILL had a sack last week.

LB DERRICK MORGAN aims for 3rd in row with sack vs. Houston.

LB WESLEY WOODYARD had an INT last week.

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