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Earlier this year, this game seemed like a gimme for the Texans. Now, after getting pantsed by the rookie-led Denver Broncos last week, who knows what’s going to happen? Thankfully, we have stats, stats, and more stats to paint a picture for us.

  • Houston Texans won the last meeting on 11/26/18 by a score of 34-17
  • Tennessee Titans lead the all time series, 18-16, winning 2 of the last 3
  • Texans coach Bill O’Brien is 7-3 against the Titans
  • Titans coach Mike Vrabel is 1-1 against his old team
  • Houston’s offense is scoring 24.4 per game while the defense is surrendering 23.8
  • Tennessee’s offense is scoring 24.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 19.6
  • The Texans offense is averaging 376.0 yards per game
  • The Titans offense is averaging 346.8 yards per game
  • Deshaun Watson has completed 295 passes on 436 attempts for 3425 yards, 24 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 101.0
  • Ryan Tannehill has completed 149 on 203 attempts for 1993 yards, 15 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, and a QBR of 118.5
  • Carlos Hyde has 198 carries for 926 yards, a 4.7 yard per carry average and 4 touchdowns
  • Derrick Henry has 250 carries for 1243 yards, a 5.0 yard per carry average and 13 touchdowns
  • DeAndre Hopkins has 93 catches for 1023 yards, a 11.0 yard per catch average and 7 TDs
  • A.J. Brown has 39 catches for 779 yards, a 20.0 yard per catch average and 6 TDs
  • Houston’s defense is giving up 375.3 yards per game
  • Tennessee’s defense is giving up 361.6 yards per game
  • Whitney Mercilus still leads the Texans with 5.5 sacks, but hasn’t had one since scoring a half-sack on 10/20/2019
  • Harold Landry leads the Titans with 9 sacks
  • Tashaun Gipson leads the Texans with 3 interceptions
  • Kevin Byard and Logan Ryan have 4 interceptions each
  • Houston is -1 in turnover differential, having 16
  • Tennessee is +5 in turnover differential, with 20takeaways and 15 giveaways
  • Deshaun Watson passed for 292 yards with TD & rushed for 44 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 3rd career game with 2+ rush TDs, tied 2nd-most by QB in 1st 3 seasons. Watson 100+ rating & 2 TD passes in 2 of past 3
  • Watson has 10 TDs (8 pass, 2 rush) for 120.7 rating in 3 career games vs. Tennessee
  • Ryan Tannehill completed 21 of 27 passes (77.8 pct.) for 391 yards with 3 TDs vs. INT for 140.4 rating last week. Joined Aaron Rodgers(2011) as only players to complete 75+ pct. of passes with 130+ rating in 3 straight games & joined Russell Wilson (5 games in 2015) as only players with 2+ TD passes & 125+ rating in 4 straight games. Aims for 5th in row at home with 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating
  • Carlos Hyde had team-high 73 rush yards last week. Needs 74 rush yards for 1st-career 1,000-yard rushing season
  • Duke Johnson had season-high 6 catches for 40 yards in Week 14. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Tennessee with 70+ scrimmage yards. Since 2015, ranks 2nd among RBs in rec. yards with 2,504
  • Derrick Henry rushed for 103 yards & 2 TDs last week. Henry has rushed for 599 yards (149.8 per game) & 7 TDs in his past 4 games. Ties for the NFL lead with 13 rush TDs & ranks 2nd with 1,243 rush yards, both career highs. Henry has a rushing TD in 2 of 3 career home games vs. Houston. He’s striving for his 3rd in row vs. division with 160+ scrimmage yards & rush TD
  • DeAndre Hopkins had 7 catches for season-high 120 yards & 1 touchdown last week. Nuk has a TD catch in 2 of past 3 games with 6 catches for 110 yards & TD in last road meeting. Hopkins is seeking his 17th in row with 5+ catches, which is the 2nd-longest active streak in NFL
  • Keke Coutee had season-high 5 catches for 68 yards last week
  • Kenny Stills had 4 catches for 106 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Ten. (9/9/18 with Miami)
  • Darren Fells ties for NFL lead among TEs with 7 receiving TDs this season
  • A.J. Brown had 5 catches for career-high 153 yards & 2 TDs last week, most receiving yards by rookie in single game this season. The rookie has 135+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3. Ties for the lead among rookies in receiving TDs (6) & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (779)
  • Zach Cunningham tied career high with 16 tackles & had 2 TFLs last week. He has 39 tackles since Week 12, most in NFL
  • Tashaun Gipson had 3rd INT of season last week
  • Jacob Martin aims for 4th in row with sack, longest streak of his career
  • Logan Ryanled team with 9 tackles last week. Has 9 passes defensed in past 4 at home. Ties for NFL lead with 17 PDs this season
  • Tye Smith had 2nd forced fumble of season in Week 14
  • Jayon Brown had 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and a fumble recovery last week

There you have it - all the stats to paint the picture of this weekend’s match-up that very well may determine who wins the AFC South crown in 2019.