The Tennessee Titans survive another close game against a division rival to improve to 5-0 to start the season.
The Tennessee Titans game on Sunday against the Houston Texans was nothing short of fun as the Titans were looking to continue its dominance while the Texans are still trying to find themselves as a team.
The Texans got a boost with its first win of the season last week after firing head coach Bill O’Brien, and it looks like that carried over into Sunday’s game. The Titans got off to a hot start, and it looked like the Titans were going to blow out the Texans and take care of business on Sunday and move on to next week.
The Texans said not so fast and battled back after the Titans opened the first quarter with a 14-0 lead. Houston was able to score and narrow the lead to an 11-point deficit going into halftime trailing 21-10, and the third quarter was all Houston.
Two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and all of a sudden, the 1-4 Texans were leading and had all the momentum.
The Titans eventually responded for the first of four touchdowns from the two teams in the fourth quarter to initiate the late-game shootout.
A Titans touchdown with four seconds remaining in regulation tied it up and sent the game into overtime. Titans got the ball first and didn’t give Houston a chance to respond with a game-winning touchdown to open the overtime period.
Although Houston did come back down 14, the Titans proved that they have what it takes to be an elite offense. Ryan Tannehill further proved he can lead an offense to a victory.
Derrick Henry helped out some too on the ground and through the air. His most prominent critics say he can’t be the best running back in the league because he’s not a great passing back, but he proved them wrong today.
Henry finished the day with 212 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns with 52 receiving yards. Of his two receptions, one came in a crucial moment in overtime when Henry advanced the ball 50 yards down the field to set the Titans up for the win.
The Titans will now move on to taking on the Steelers next week as one of the two teams will suffer its first loss of the season in that game.