vs. HOUSTON TEXANS
This is the first of two huge games versus the Texans. The Titans will need to sweep Houston to give themselves the best shot at an AFC South title and a playoff berth.
The Texans, led by a very talented quarterback in Deshaun Watson, will be coming to Nashville looking to stay atop the division.
Last time these two met, it was not pretty for the Titans. They let running back Lamar Miller run all over them, and in consequence, Deshaun Watson had a big day. The game was going well until a 94-yard Lamar Miller touchdown run gave Houston a huge swing of momentum.
This time, the Titans have Ryan Tannehill at the helm and boast a red-hot Derrick Henry and an improved defense. I would be shocked if they allowed another 94-yard touchdown.
However, leading up to this week, it will be all about the Houston Texans and how they dismantled the Patriots and are once again looking like a perennial playoff contender.
The Titans will be hungry and will use that underdog mantra to help propel themselves over the Texans. Derrick Henry will once again have a 100+ yard day, and a couple of red-zone touchdowns.
The defense will stifle the Texans offense as much as they can to help the team come out on top in a close battle.
FINAL SCORE: TENNESSEE 27 HOUSTON 20