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NFL Week 16 Game Capsule: Texans v. Titans (Part II)

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Coming off a gigantic divisional win over the Colts, the Texans keep the divisional rivalries going with a tilt against the Titans in Nashville. Learn more about the history and stats underlying the teams' matchup on BRB.

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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans head to Nashville for another showdown with the Titans.

SERIES

TEXANS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

15-12

STREAKS

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill O’Brien: 3-0

Mike Mularkey: 1-2

LAST WEEK

W 16-10 at Colts

L 33-16 at Patriots

LAST GAME

11/1/15: Titans 6 at Texans 20. Houston QB Brian Hoyer throws for 235 yards & 2 TDs. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has 8 catches for 94 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/26/14: Texans 30, Titans 16. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 151 yards & 2 TDs & adds TD catch. Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws for 227 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Brad Allen

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 93 (Hou), 119 (Ten). XM: 227 (Ten). 

STATS

PASSING

Hoyer: 199-329-60.5-18-6-93.0 OR

Weeden: 199-329-2357-18-6-93.0

Mettenberger: 69-102-663-3-5-74.9

RUSHING

Blue: 147-551-3.7-2

Andrews: 141-519-3.7-3

RECEIVING

Hopkins: 97 (T2C)-1315 (2C)-13.6-10

Walker (TE): 76-935-12.3-6

OFFENSE

345.1

321.4

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-11

DEFENSE

320.8 (2C)

344.1

SACKS

Watt: 13.5 (T2L)

Casey, Orakpo: 7

INTs

Hal: 3

Brown, Sensabaugh: 2

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.0

Kern: 47.2

KICKING

Novak: 61 (22/24 PAT; 13/15 FG)

Succop: 65 (26/28 PAT; 13/15 FG)

TEXANS:

Houston earned its first-ever win in Indianapolis last week.

In his past 9 games, QB BRIAN HOYER has passed for 2,121 yards, 17 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 95.3 rating. He has 2+ TD passes in 7 of his past 9 games.

In his Texans debut last week, QB BRANDON WEEDEN completed 11 of 18 passes (61.1%) for 105 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, and a 95.8 rating.

Last week, RB ALFRED BLUE rushed for 107 yards (his third career 100-yard game).  Blue leads the team with a career-high 551 rushing yards.

In his past 12 games, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 83 receptions for 1,164 yards and 8 TDs. Hopkins has 5 TDs in his past 7 games. He ranks second in the AFC with 1,315 receiving yards and needs only 85 more to join ANDRE JOHNSON as the only Texans with a 1,400-yard receiving season. In his last two meetings with the Titans, Nuk has 17 catches for 332 yards and 3 TDs.

In his past 19 games, J.J. WATT has 24.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 7 PDs, and a TD catch. Since 2011, Watt leads the NFL with 70.5 sacks. He needs only 1.5 more sacks to join Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE (3) as the only players with 15+ sacks in 3 of their first 5 NFL seasons.

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 8.5 sacks in his past 9 games, including 1 last week.

TITANS:

Last week, QB ZACH METTENBERGER completed 20 of 28 passes (71.4%) for a season-high 242 yards with 2 TDs for a 91.7 rating. Last year, Mettenberger made his first NFL start on 09/23/14 versus Houston and completed 27 of 41 passes (65.9%) for 299 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, and a 93.4 rating.

RB ANTONIO ANDREWS had 70 yards from scrimmage versus New England.

WR KENDALL WRIGHT (248) needs two more receptions to reach 250 for his career.

Rookie WR DORIAL GREEN-BECKHAM has 100+ receiving yards in 2 of his past 3 games, including 6 receptions for a team-high 113 yards versus the Patriots.

TE DELANIE WALKER leads the team with a career-high 935 receiving yards and needs 65 more to become the first Titans TE with a 1,000-yard season.

LB AVERY WILLIAMSON leads the team with 86 tackles.

Since 2011, DT JURRELL CASEY ranks third among AFC DTs with 28 sacks, including 1 last week versus the Patriots.

DT KARL KLUG has 2.5 sacks in his past 3 games and aims for his fourth game in a row with 0.5+ sack.

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