The AFC South looks to be a division where the Houston Texans are going to be able to control their own destiny this season. As Houston goes into their first divisional game on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, they will do so without J.J. Watt, who was put on injured reserve. This is a big chance for Tennessee as well to get a big win at home against a weakened rival. The winner of this game takes over first place in the division. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Titans lost 17-10 at home to the Oakland Raiders last week. It has been a struggle this season for Marcus Mariota so far with 723 passing yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions over the first three games. DeMarco Murray is back to his dominating self on the ground however with 245 rushing yards and a touchdown to go with 17 catches for 132 yards and two more scores. Tajae Sharpe leads the team in receiving yards with 157. If Mariota can play better than last week and the Titans defense can slow down Brock Osweiler on the road, Tennessee may be on to something this week.
The Texans have had over a week to think about their 27-0 loss on the road to the New England Patriots and now lose Watt for most of the season. Osweiler has thrown for 695 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions and needs to improve in his own right for the Texans to remain successful. Will Fuller has 12 catches for 242 yards and a touchdown while DeAndre Hopkins has 16 catches for 223 yards and two scores. Lamar Miller has been dominant in the run game with 269 yards on the ground. Without Watt, the defense needs to step up in a big way to control this Titans offense.
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 8:25 P.M. ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston
TV Channel: CBS
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