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NFL Game Capsule (Week 4): Texans v. Titans

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If you're looking for something to numb the pain, have a look at our recent record with the Titans and feel a lot better for a short while.

The Colt Killer himself got a win last time against the Titans
The Colt Killer himself got a win last time against the Titans
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NFL Communications has given us this lovely information in advance of the Texans' first game since 2010 without J.J. Watt on Sunday.  Take a look below.

TENNESSEE TITANS (1-2) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (2-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

TITANS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

15-13

STREAKS

7 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike Mularkey: 1-3

Bill O’Brien: 4-0

LAST WEEK

L 17-10 vs. Oakland

L 27-0 at New England

LAST GAME

12/27/15: Texans 34 at Titans 6. Houston QB Brandon Weeden throws for 200 yards with 2 TDs & adds TD run. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has 7 catches for 117 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

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

REFEREE

Clete Blakeman

STATS

PASSING

Marcus Mariota: 67-107-723-4-4-79.3

Brock Osweiler: 65-109-695-3-4-72.2

RUSHING

DeMarco Murray: 41-245-6.0-1

Lamar Miller: 74-269-3.6-0

RECEIVING

DeMarco Murray (RB): 17-132-7.8-2

DeAndre Hopkins: 16-223-13.9-2

OFFENSE

357.3

326.3

TAKE/GIVE

-5

-2

DEFENSE

348.0

277.0

SACKS

Brian Orakpo: 2.5

John Simon: 2.5

INTs

Perrish Cox, Avery Williamson: 1

Andre Hal: 1

PUNTING

Brett Kern: 48.9

Shane Lechler: 49.1

KICKING

Ryan Succop: 12 (3/3 PAT; 3/4 FG)

Nick Novak: 24 (3/3 PAT; 7/8 FG)

NOTES

TITANS:

QB MARCUS MARIOTA has 866 pass yards, 5 TDs & 92.6 rating with 141 rush yards & 2 TDs in past 3 vs. division. In 7 career road games, he has 1,612 pass yards, 12 TDs, 2 INTs, and a 104.9 rating with rush TD & rec. TD.

Since 2013, RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads the NFL with 29 rush TDs and is 2nd with 3,913 rush yards. In his only meeting against the Texans (10/5/14 with Dal.), he had 192 yards from scrimmage (136 rush, 56 rec.).

TE DELANIE WALKER had 15 catches in 2 meetings against the Texans last year.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON played 12 seasons with Houston and is the franchise leader in catches (1,012), yards (13,597) & receivingTDs (64). He's also the active leader in the NFL in catches (1,057) and rec. yards (14,139)

Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY has 23 sacks, which is the 2nd most by NFL DT.

LB BRIAN ORAKPO had a sack in last game at Houston.

S RASHAD JOHNSON is the only player in the NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 3+ INT-TDs (3) since 2012 (including playoffs).

TEXANS:

Have won 5 regular-season home games in row

QB BROCK OSWEILER is 2-0 at home with Houston.

RB LAMAR MILLER rushed for 113 yards and a TD in last meeting against the Titans (10/18/15 with Miami).

WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 24 catches for 449 yards (149.7 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 3 meetings against the Titans. Had career-high 238 yards (9 catches, 2 TDs) versus Tennessee on 11/30/14.

Rookie WR WILL FULLER has 9 catches for 211 yards (105.5 per game) & a TD in his first 2 home games. He leads NFL rookies with 242 rec. yards

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 3.5 sacks in his last home game against the Titans. He has 8.5 sacks in past 5 games (including playoffs).

LB BENARDRICK MC KINNEY had a career-high 16 tackles last week. He aims for his 3rd game in a row with a sack.

DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY has 3 sacks in his past 3 games at home.

So there may be some light at the end of the tunnel this week. Can Jadeveon make it four sacks in four games at home? Can McKinney continue his brilliant form? Will the Texans make it eight wins in the last nine against the Titans?

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