Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans: Instant Grades, Analysis for Houston

September 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Houston Texans return to the friendly confines of Reliant Stadium to meet the Tennessee Titans. The history of these AFC South division rivals predates the entry of the Texans into the NFL in 2002. 
Because then-Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams could not get the stadium deal he wanted from the city of Houston, he took his ball and his team to Tennessee. To this day, when Adams' name is spoken here in the Bayou City, it comes out as something between a spit and a curse. 
Once the game starts, all that will matter to Texans fans is running the team’s record to 4-0. This seems like an easy task with the Titans ranked near the bottom in almost every defensive category. Couple that with no running game to speak of and the 12-point spread favoring Houston seems reasonable.
The same historians who remember from whence the Titans came also know they hold a 14-6 all-time edge over the home team. To keep them from increasing their lead in the series, the Texans s...

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