The awfulness of the Texans secondary has its limits. Rookie Titans quarterback Rusty Smith is that limit.
Houston shut out Tennessee 20-0 on Sunday because of an inspired defensive effort against Smith. Rusty completed 17-of-31 passes for 138 yards with three interceptions. Chris Johnson had seven carries for five yards. Even early in the game, the Titans went pass-wacky in some curious playcalling.
Both teams are 5-6 after the loss and remain alive in the AFC South race. (More like a slow jog really.) If the Colts lose on Sunday night, all four AFC South teams will be within one game of one another with a ton of division games left.
We know this much: The Titans aren’t going anywhere as long as Smith is behind center.