Typically, my favorite Texans game of every season isn’t a national TV game, or a marquee match-up against an elite QB... it’s always Houston’s visit to Nashville. I just love smashing the remaining teeth out of the collective mouths of Methopotamia in their own house.
For once, 2016 finally had the Texans and Titans competitive at the same time. Both remainined playoff-eligible until Tennessee’s dream was snapped at the end of Week 16.
So while we will not have a showdown for the division, the Texans can still help Houston wrap up a solid holiday season by laying waste to these clowns in front of the mouth-breathing, window-licking Nashville faithful.
Tim: Texans 17, Titans 13.
Bill O'Brien gets his first double-digit win season as a head coach in the NFL on the back of his defense. Fitting, as the Texans' defense has been the reason Houston will be playing past this weekend.
Although the primary concern is getting out of Nashville healthy, a secondary concern is seeing whether Tom Savage can throw his first NFL touchdown pass before the playoffs begin. Savage will do just that (to DeAndre Hopkins). For those keeping score at home, the Texans' other touchdown will come on an Alfred Blue run.
Chris: Texans 20, Titans 10.
It won’t be pretty, but Houston will do just enough to defeat the Titans. Get ready for Matt Cassel, who makes Brock Osweiler look like Joe Monta--... well, maybe like 2015 Brock Osweiler. Cassel is beyond awful. His awfulness cannot be measured by earthly instruments or statistics. If you don’t already have a permanent face-twitch, watching three hours of Matt Cassel should sort that for you.
Titan Matt Weston, Slanderer of Blade Runner and Texas Ranger Fan: Texans 20, Titans 13.
It's lifeless. It's one possession. It's Texans football.
Capt. Ron: Texans 24, Titans 6.
Technically this game doesn't change Houston's playoff scenario, but I can see the team wanting a 10-6 record and to sweep the AFC South.
Luke Beggs: Texans 20, Titans 16.
In about three years’ time, I'm going to look back over this Texans season and not be able to remember anything about this game whatsoever. It's gonna be like that one game Jake Delhomme started at QB for us.
UprootedTexan: Texans 20, Titans 6.
No Mariota, no stakes, and generally a weakened team. The Texans have a chance to heal up against a team that isn't worth our time in even discussing. Please let's just stay healthy through the game.
Mike Bullock: Texans 22, Titans 10.
The All Field Goal Offense lights up the scoreboard with five three-pointers , ut Tom Savage never has enough time to compete a meaningful pass. Thankfully, the #1 defense in all the land smothers Matt Cassel and sends him off in search of the Brett Favre Home for Elderly Quarterbacks with a scoop and score off a strip-sack.
Pretty much the order of the day - “who cares, stay healthy.” That said, I do believe Bill O’Brien when he says they will play to win...as long as you realize what he really means is “the guys who are playing will be playing to win.”
Please use the comments section to chime in with your prediction. Enjoy the game!