Houston @ Tennessee
Current Records: Houston 1-4; Tennessee 4-0
What to Know
The Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans are even-steven against one another since October of 2016 (4-4), but not for long. Tennessee and the Texans will face off in an AFC South battle at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Nissan Stadium. The teams split their matchups last year, with Houston winning the first 24-21 on the road and Tennessee taking the second 35-14.
Tennessee took their contest against the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday by a conclusive 42-16 score. That 26-point margin sets a new team best for Tennessee on the season. Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill did work as he passed for three TDs and 195 yards on 28 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 42 yards. Tannehill ended up with a passer rating of 168.90.
Meanwhile, the Texans had enough points to win and then some against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, taking their game 30-14. Houston relied on the efforts of WR Brandin Cooks, who caught eight passes for one TD and 161 yards, and QB Deshaun Watson, who passed for three TDs and 359 yards on 35 attempts. That receiving effort made it the first game that Cooks has posted more than 100 yards receiving.
Special teams collected 12 points for Houston. K Ka’imi Fairbairn delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Tennessee is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are 0-3