The AFC South is heating up as the Titans travel to face off against the Texans in a division matchup for Week 12. With both teams currently holding 7-3 records, this game holds a lot of weight for the postseason picture.
The Titans’ offense boasts a formidable threat in their rush game, which is led by running back Derrick Henry. The Pro-Bowler has a league-leading 1,079 rushing yards, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He’s scored eight touchdowns as well, adding to his resume as a reliable and dangerous force on the field. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has also been productive for the Titans, throwing 20 touchdown passes and only three interceptions through 10 games.
The Texans’ offense, on the other hand, has been led by their quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns so far this season. Watson’s impressive performances have been necessary for the Texans, as their rushing game hasn’t been as effective, with both David Johnson and Duke Johnson Jr. averaging under four yards a carry.
Both teams also have competent defenses, with the Titans ranking 13th in points allowed per game and the Texans 20th. However, the Texans have struggled to stop the run, allowing over 150 rushing yards per game. This could bode well for the Titans and their established run game.
The stakes are high for this division rivalry game, as both teams look to make a push for the playoffs. The Titans have won their last two games, while the Texans are coming off a victory as well. The game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston and kicks off at 1 pm EST on Sunday, November 29. It should prove to be a competitive matchup that football fans won’t want to miss.