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Tennessee Titans end season with 16-10 win over Houston Texans at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-9) beat the Houston Texans (2-14) 16-10 Sunday at LP Field. Down by six with 1:06 remaining, Houston had the ball on their own 9 yard line. On the first play of the drive, Matt Schaub’s pass to wide receiver Keshawn Martin is intercepted by Titan’s safety Michael Griffin at the Houston 39 yard line sealing the win for Tennessee.

Houston started the game by taking their opening drive 63 yards for a touchdown. The drive was capped off by 3 yard touchdown run by Jonathan Grimes. It was Grimes’ first NFL touchdown of his career.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Houston Texans linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (52) tackles during the second half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Houston Texans linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (52) tackles during the second half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans finish season against Houston Texans at LP Field

 

Tennessee Titans (6-9) vs. Houston Texans (2-13)

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | LP Field | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (6-9) conclude their 2013 season this week, welcoming the AFC South rival Houston Texans (2-13) to LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 29th.

In the first meeting this season, played on September 15th at Reliant Stadium, the Texans edged the Titans in overtime by a final score of 30-24. The Titans lead 14-9 in the overall series, which dates back to 2002.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during their first meeting this year at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24:(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during their first meeting this year at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24:(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans lose heartbreaker in overtime to Houston Texans 30-24

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With no time left on the clock in overtime, the Houston Texans had the ball on the Tennessee Titans 28 with the game tied at 24. Texans kicker Randy Bullock attempts a 46 yard field goal that hits the left upright and is no good sending the game into overtime.

In overtime, Houston wins the coin toss and elect to receive. Keshawn Martin takes the Rob Bironas kickoff out to the Houston 22. Matt Schaub, in 10 plays, takes the Texans down to the Tennessee 3. On 3rd and 3, from the shotgun, Schaub hits DeAndre Hopkins on the right for a short 3 yard pass and a touchdown. Texans beat the Titans 30-24.

Tennessee Titans center Robert Turner (59) snaps the ball against the Houston Texans during the first half at Reliant Stadium(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans center Robert Turner (59) snaps the ball against the Houston Texans during the first half at Reliant Stadium(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans are on the road to face the Houston Texans Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (1-0) vs. Houston Texans (1-0)

Sunday, September 15th, 2013 | Noon CDT
Reliant Stadium | Houston, Texas | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-0) travel to Houston this week for a clash with the reigning AFC South Champion Houston Texans (1-0). Kickoff at Reliant Stadium (capacity 71,054) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, September 15th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Kevin Harlan will handle play-by-play duties while Solomon Wilcots provides analysis.

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (56) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Tennessee Titans won 16-9. (Charles LeClaire - USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (56) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Tennessee Titans won 16-9. (Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take on the Houston Texans at LP Field Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (4-7) vs. Houston Texans (10-1)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 • Noon CT
LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (4-7) play their second of three consecutive games against AFC South opponents, as they host the division-leading Houston Texans (10-1). Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CT on Sunday, December 2nd.

The clubs played their first of two annual contests on September 30th at Reliant Stadium. The Texans prevailed by a final score of 38-14, despite 141 rushing yards by Titans running back Chris Johnson—his first of four 100-yard efforts over the last eight games. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Final Horne: DeSean Jackson is good, but is he the best wide out in the NFL?

 

The Final Horne: with James D. HorneClarksville, TN – The NFL is moving more and more to being a passing league, so having a great group of wide receivers is a must.

But there’s always one who’s the Alpha-Male, the Silver Back, the go-to guy.

He’s the one the quarterback goes to make a big play even when two or three defensive backs are draped over him. He’s the one the defenses game plan for and yet he still beats them for 10 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Final Horne: Cam Newton can’t be the best quarterback in the NFL?

 

The Final Horne: with James D. HorneClarksville, TN – Cam Newton dazzled the National Football League in his rookie year, but did that make him the best quarterback in the NFL. There’s so many ways to distinguish quarterbacks.

You can compare them by the passer rating (both the NFL’s and ESPN’s), by passing yards, by touchdowns, by fourth quarter comebacks, by wins or by Super Bowl championships or the lack thereof. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans are in Playoff Hunt, Close Regular Season against the Houston Texans

 

Tennessee Titans (8-7) vs. Houston Texans (10-5)
Sunday, January 1st, 2012 • Noon CST • Reliant Stadium • Houston, Texas • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Entering the final week of the regular season, the Tennessee Titans (8-7) are still alive in the playoff race. They travel this week to face the AFC South Champion Houston Texans (10-5) at Reliant Stadium (capacity 71,054). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1st.

In the Titans’ Week 7 loss to the Texans, they fell behind early and were never able to make up lost ground. The Texans scored 27 unanswered points before quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook for Tennessee’s only score.

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns in leading his team to victory. Meanwhile, running back Arian Foster delivered 115 rushing yards and 119 receiving yards and three total touchdowns. «Read the rest of this article»

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First Place on the Line as the Tennessee Titans Battle the Houston Texans

 

Tennessee Titans (3-2) vs. Houston Texans (3-3)
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 • Noon CDT • LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – With first place in the AFC South at stake, the Titans host the Houston Texans this week at LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 23rd. Ten seasons into the rivalry, this week’s matchup is the first-ever meeting between the Titans and Texans with sole possession of first place on the line.

The Titans, who have played one fewer game than the Texans, currently sit atop the division standings at 3-2. Tennessee was off last week with a bye. The Texans are 3-3 after dropping their last two games to the Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens. The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) and Indianapolis Colts (0-6) reside in third and fourth place in the division, respectively. «Read the rest of this article»

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Titans Snap Six Game Skid, Top Texans 31-17

 

Written by Teresa M. Walker
The Associated Press
 
Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans are breathing a very big sigh of relief, and not because their very slim playoff hopes remain alive for another week.

They finally won again.

Kerry Collins threw for two touchdowns and 237 yards and Chris Johnson ran for a TD and 130 yards as the Titans snapped a six-game skid by beating the Houston Texans 31-17 on Sunday.

With the win and Indianapolis downing Jacksonville 34-24, the Titans (6-8) stayed in the playoff hunt for another week with their first victory since October 24th. They also avoided being swept by the team that replaced them in Houston for only the second time.

The Titans stayed alive in the AFC playoff race with a 31-17 over the Texans Sunday at LP Field. (Photo by Donn Jones Photography.com)

The Titans stayed alive in the AFC playoff race with a 31-17 over the Texans Sunday at LP Field. (Photo by Donn Jones Photography.com)

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