Julio Jones made 26 catches in his first nine games. His 31st catch of the season, in his 10th game with Tennessee, resulted in his first touchdown as a Titan.
It could not have been more timely.
The Texans had pulled to within 21-18 of the Titans, who went three-and-out on their three third quarter possessions. Jones scored on a 3-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill with 7:00 left in the game to put Tennessee back up by 10.
The eight-play, 75-yard drive did not come without a moment of consternation for the Titans. Jacob Martin appeared to have Tannehill wrapped up for a sack on third-and-five at the Tennessee 30.
It would have been a fourth consecutive three-and-out.
Tannehill, though, pulled a Houdini and shook free. He threw 36 yards to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine for the biggest play of the game to set up Jones’ touchdown.
Tannehill now has 271 yards passing and four touchdowns.