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Titans-Texans Final Score: Hopkins, Watt & Especially Fitzpatrick Shine Against Hopeless Titans

The Houston Texans are back to a .500 record after their utter destruction of the Tennessee Titans. Catch the recap and discuss with your fellow fans here on Battle Red Blog.

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Titans 21, Texans 45

Wow, Ryan Fitzpatrick, we didn't know you had that in you. You threw for a career high (and team record!) six touchdowns and 358 yards, despite Arian Foster having a relatively quiet day (19 att, 79 yards, 5 rec, 26 yards, 1 TD). You looked decisive, confident and determined after spending two weeks on the bench. You still tend to underthrow receivers, though and you still don't enjoy throwing to tight ends very much, but who can blame you when you've got a rising star in DeAndre Hopkins?

Speaking of you, Hopkins, we just saw your coming out party and enshrinement as the team's number one receiver. No longer are we talking about you drawing coverage away from Andre Johnson; we're talking about you as a legitimate deep threat, third-down target, YAC-monster and all-around bad ass. You made the Titans' secondary look like high-schoolers.

Yes, it's a little sad to see Andre Johnson (7 rec, 53 yards, 1 TD) slip rather uncomfortably to the team's second option, but your time with him has clearly benefited your development. With the way you're playing, your career day of nine catches, 238 yards and two TDs won't be your best for very long. The torch is clearly in your hands now, D-Hop.

J.J. Watt, I have nothing to say to you, except for three letters: M.V.P.

Watt MVP

Of course it needs to be said that you all did this against a top-to-bottom, talent-bereft Titans roster, but this is what good teams are supposed to do: dominate the basement-dwellers. Good teams are also supposed to string a few of these wins together in row, and that's exactly what they need to do to maintain whatever minuscule percentage they have of making the playoffs.

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