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Week 6 Preview: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans

Previewing the match-up between the Houston Texans visiting the Tennessee Titans, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 6 PREVIEWS:
HOU @ TEN | BAL @ PHI | ATL @ MIN | CLE @ PIT | CIN @ IND | DET @ JAX | CHI @ CAR
WAS @ NYG | DEN @ NE | NYJ @ MIA | GB @ TB | LAR @ SF | KC @ BUF | ARZ @ DAL

Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans
When: 10/18 @ 1:00pm ET
Watch: CBS
Point Spread: Texans +3.5
Over/Under: 53
Moneyline: Texans +163 | Titans -186

Texans Key Injuries: Jake Martin, LB, Ankle (Q), Laremy Tunsil, T, Shoulder (Q), Jordan Akins, TE, Concussion (Q), Peter Kalambayi, LB, Hamstring (Q)
Titans Key Injuries: Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Hamstring (Q), Malcolm Butler, CB, Quadriceps (Q), Jonnu Smith, TE, Quadriceps (Q), Larrell Murchison, DT, Ankle (Q), Dennis Kelly, T, Groin (Q), Nick Dzubnar, LB, Shoulder (Q), Jadeveon Clowny, OLB, Knee (Q), Johnathan Joseph, CB, Hamstring (Q), Taylor Lewan, T, Hamstring (Q), A.J. Brown, WR, Knee (Q), DaQuan Jones, DT, Foot (Q), Corey Davis, WR, COVID-19

NOTES: Quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 25 of 35 passes (71.4 pct.) for season-high 359 yards and season-high three touchdowns vs. two interceptions for 109.1 rating last week. Aims for fourth in row with 250+ pass yards, 2+ touchdown passes and 105+ rating. Has 12 touchdowns (10 pass, two rush) vs. four interceptions for 114.1 rating in four career games vs. Ten. Aims for his fifth in row vs. division with 2+ touchdowns passes and 90+ rating. Running back David Johnson rushed for season-high 96 yards last week. Aims for third in row with 90+ scrimmage yards. Aims for third in row on road with rush touchdown. Since 2015, ranks tied-second among running backs in touchdown catches (15) and fifth in receiving yards (2,326). Wide receiver Will Fuller had four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown last week. Aims for fourth in row with 50+ rec. yards and touchdown catch. Has receiving touchdown in two of his past three vs. Ten. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks led team with eight catches for 161 yards and a touchdown in Week 5. Had four catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in only career game vs. Ten. (11/8/15 with NO). Has 18 catches for 415 yards (138.3 per game) and four touchdowns in his past three vs. AFC South. Tight end Darren Fells had season-high 57 receiving yards and a touchdown catch last week. Defensive end J.J. Watt had pass deflection and first fumble recovery of season in Week 5. Has forced fumble in seven of his past eight vs. Ten. Aims for his third in row vs. division with pass deflection. Defensive end Jacob Martin had sack and forced fumble last week. Has sack in two of his past three vs. division. Linebacker Whitney Merclius had sack and fumble recovery last week. Aims for third in row with sack. Had an interception in last road meeting. Linebacker Zach Cunningham had two tackles for loss and sack in Week 5. Ties for NFL lead with 53 tackles this season.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 21 of 28 passes (75 pct.) for 195 yards and three touchdowns vs. zero interceptions for 129.3 rating and rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown last week, his ninth game with 2+ touchdown passes and zero interceptions since 2019, tied second-most in NFL. Has 2+ touchdown passes and zero interceptions in five of his past six. Passed for two touchdowns vs. zero interceptions for 130.8 rating in last meeting. Aims for sixth in row vs. division with 2+ touchdowns passes. Running back Derrick Henry rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns last week, his sixth game with 2+ rush touchdowns since 2019, tied-most in NFL. Aims for third in a row with two rush touchdowns. Rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns in last meeting. Has rushed for 689 yards (137.8 per game) and six touchdowns in his last five vs. division. Ranks third in NFL with 376 rush yards. Wide receiver A.J. Brown led team with seven catches for 82 yards and first touchdown of season in Week 5. Aims for his third in row with 5+ catches. Aims for his third in row vs. Hou with 100+ receiving yards and touchdown catch. Has 100+ receiving yards and receiving touchdown in three of his past four vs. division. Wide receiver Adam Humphries aims for his third in row vs. division with a touchdown catch. Tight end Jonnu Smith had five catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns last week. Has five receiving touchdowns in his past three at home.

Cornerback Malcolm Butler had seven tackles, tackle for loss and two interceptions in Week 5. Aims for fourth in a row with two pass deflections. Has eight pass deflections in his past five vs. AFC South. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph aims for fourth in a row with pass deflection. Had 118 pass deflections and 17 interceptions in nine seasons with Hou. (2011-19). Linebacker Harold Landry had first sack of season last week. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowny had season-high two pass deflections in Week 5. Aims for third in a row with a pass deflection. Had 29 sacks, 11 pass deflections, five forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries in five seasons with Hou. (2014-18).

Ethan was born and raised in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. He's a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying journalism. He is an avid follower of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and UFC. Since the return of sports, he has glued his eyes open only to experience continuous failure amongst his Philadelphia sports team.

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