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Marcus Mariota Will Not Play Versus Texans On Sunday; Zach Mettenberger To Start

The second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday. But does it really matter, considering the Titans are playing the Texans?

Avoiding eye contact with J.J. Watt, I'd bet.
Avoiding eye contact with J.J. Watt, I'd bet.
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This would likely qualify as bigger news had the Houston Texans not shown themselves completely capable of getting destroyed by a sick, elderly backup quarterback at home a little more than three weeks ago.

Naturally, Bill O'Brien's not letting his guard down.

Smart, seeing as how the Texans' defense has looked objectively horrible against everyone not named Blake Bortles thus far this season.

Does the fact that Zach Mettenberger (and his willingness to fight to the death) will be under center for the Titans on Sunday make you more confident in the Texans pulling out their third win of 2015?

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