Houston Texans vs Tennessee Titans Game Day Highlights

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/3/2016, 8 a.m.
Texans' game notes from their victory over the Titans
Houston Style Magazine's sports photographer Semetra Samuel is usually the one capturing the action. This rare shot puts her in the game.


· Improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 at home this season

· Improved to 21-15 overall and 13-6 at home under Head Coach Bill O’Brien (2014-16) in the regular season

· Extended their home winning streak to four games, dating back to Week 17 of the 2015 season, which ties a franchise record

· Extended their winning streak over the Titans to five games, dating back to 2014, which is Houston’s longest streak in the all-time series

· Improved to 14-15 overall and 8-7 at home against the Titans

· Won their 100th all-time regular season game, dating back to 2002

· Won their sixth consecutive game over AFC South opponents, dating back to Week 6 of the 2015 season

· Notched over 200 net passing yards in a first half for the first time since Sept. 29, 2013 against Seattle (226)

· Recorded 178 total net yards in the first quarter, which tied for the third-highest first quarter total in Texans history. Their 10 first downs also tied a franchise record in the first quarter

· Scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the game for the first time this season

· Scored touchdowns on their first two offensive possessions of the game for the first time since Week 12 of the 2015 season against New Orleans (11/29/15)


· 1st Quarter – QB Brock Osweiler threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to TE C.J. Fiedorowicz on the opening drive of the game to give the Texans a 7-0 lead

· 1st Quarter – Osweiler completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to WR Will Fuller V on Houston’s second offensive possession of the game, extending the team’s lead to 14-0

· 2nd Quarter – K Nick Novak made a career-long 53-yard field goal in the second quarter to give the Texans a 17-3 advantage

· 2nd Quarter – Novak connected on a 45-yard field goal to give Houston a 20-17 lead going into halftime

· 3rd Quarter – WR Will Fuller V scored on a 67-yard punt return, giving the Texans a final 27-20 lead


· The following six Texans players were captains for the game: ILB Brian Cushing, CB Kareem Jackson, P Shane Lechler, OLB Whitney Mercilus, T Derek Newton and QB Brock Osweiler

· The following seven Texans players were inactive for the game: G Oday Aboushi, TE Stephen Anderson, T Duane Brown, RB Jonathan Grimes, DE Joel Heath, WR Braxton Miller and QB Brandon Weeden

· The following Texans player was active, but did not play in the game: QB Tom Savage

· Tennessee won the toss and deferred to the second half. Houston elected to receive the ball to start the game



· Tied a single-game career-high with three passes defensed and contributed with two tackles on defense and one on special teams

· The last time he posted three passes defensed in a game was against Baltimore on Dec. 21, 2014