TENNESSEE (8-7) at HOUSTON (10-5)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Titans by 2½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Tennessee 7-7-1, Houston 7-7-1
SERIES RECORD — Titans lead 18-17
LAST MEETING — Texans beat Titans 24-21, Dec. 15
LAST WEEK — Titans lost to Saints 38-28; Texans beat Buccaneers 23-20
AP PRO32 RANKING — Titans No. 13, Texans No. 10
TITANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (6), PASS (22).
TITANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (11), PASS (24).
TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (10), PASS (11).
TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (20), PASS (30).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Titans trying to earn second playoff berth in three seasons and first in coach Mike Vrabel’s second year. ... Titans have one playoff berth since 2008 season. ... Third straight season Titans have had chance at playoff berth by winning regular-season finale. They beat Jaguars in 2017 but lost to Indianapolis in 2018. ... Victory would ensure fourth straight winning season for Titans, longest streak since 1987-1993 when franchise was in Houston. ... Titans win would give Tennessee 5-3 road record this season and team’s first away record above .500 since going 6-2 in 2008. ... Titans have lost seven straight in Houston. ... Tennessee WR A.J. Brown has scored TD in three straight games. ... Titans gave up season-high 38 points last week. ... Tennessee leads NFL in red zone percentage scoring TDs on 73.8 percent of trips. ... A victory would give Texans consecutive 11-win seasons for first time in franchise history. ... Texans are AFC South champions for fourth time in five seasons. ... QB Deshaun Watson has 12 touchdowns and four interceptions in four career games against Titans. ... Watson needs three TD passes to tie Matt Schaub (29) for more touchdown passes in single season in franchise history. ... RB Carlos Hyde has career-high 1,057 yards rushing. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins had 119 yards receiving in last game against Titans. ... Hopkins needs six receptions and 35 yards receiving this week to become third player in NFL history with three seasons of at least 110 receptions and 1,200 yards receiving. ... WR Kenny Stills had two TD receptions in last game against Titans. ... LB Whitney Mercilus had two sacks last week and had interception in last game against Titans. ... LB Zach Cunningham had 14 tackles in last game against Tennessee. ... CB Bradley Roby had third career interception return for TD last week. ... Star DE J.J. Watt returned to practice this week after tearing pectoral muscle in Week 8, but can't be activated until next week. ... Fantasy tip: Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill had 272 yards passing with three TDs and no interceptions last week and threw two touchdowns and ran for another in last game against Houston.
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