Texans Hold Off the Titans

The Houston Texans were imperfect on Sunday but their victory over the Titans means the AFC South is now theirs to lose.


DeAnde Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans runs the ball in the second half and is chased by Tramaine Brock Sr. #35 of the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Texans defeated the Titans 24-21. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Divisional battles are always tough in the National Football league. This is why I was so thrilled to watch this game. With Nissan Stadium fully engaged, the Titans 2nd Quarter offensive drive had them down in the Red-Zone with a ton of momentum. This all collapsed when Ryan Tannehill threw an interception to Whitney Mercilus from the 3 yard line.


The Mercilus interception deadened the Titans crowd and ignited a 14-0 scoring run that made it seem the Texans would run away with the game.

Yet, the Titans did fight back in the 2nd half. They matched Houston's 14-0 run to tie the game and registered their own red-zone interception late in the 3rd quarter.


With all of this, the Titans were playing catch up in the morale category for far too long to win this game. When Houston finally shook off the jitters, they meticulously ran the clock out with a sustained late game offensive drive. Houstons now holds the AFC South #1 seed if they win out or if the Titans lose out.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
BackgroundImage.png

Disclaimer

​​ Larrytouchdown.com is a sports blog maintained through the educational efforts of Larry Brown Jr. All trademarks, logos, and associated images are of fair use to avoid infringement of the intellectual property rights of rightful owners.
Larrytouchdown LLC
2021

 

Larrytouchdown.com -
00:00 / 00:00