Texans rack up big first half lead

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Sunday’s battle of the AFC South has turned into a showcase for the new look Texans defense.

Houston leads 17-0 at halftime because Wade Phillips’ defense is a difference maker even without Andre Johnson. The Titans have only five first downs and 73 total yards.

Arian Foster is the best running back in this game. He has two long catches where he made defenders miss, including a 78-yard scamper. Matt Schaub hasn’t completed a pass down the field, and he doesn’t have to.

Now we’ll see if this Texans defense can close a game out and get back into first place in the AFC South.