Derrick Henry and the Titans run over the Texans

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The Titans are taking control of the AFC South, and today they did it without quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Titans rookie quarterback Malik Willis made the first start of his career and couldn’t do much, passing for just 55 yards, but it didn’t matter because Tennessee’s running game and defense dominated — as is usually the case against the Texans — in a 17-10 win.

Derrick Henry topped 200 yards and two touchdowns for his fourth consecutive game against the Texans. That’s an unprecedented run of dominance for one running back against one NFL team. When Henry needed a breather, Dontrell Hilliard was equally effective, carrying eight times for 83 yards.

The win improves the Titans to 5-2, and makes them a perfect 3-0 in the AFC South. It’s very hard to envision a scenario in which the Titans don’t win their division at this point.

The Texans fall to 1-5-1, and the only thing they’re competing for is the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

11 responses to “Derrick Henry and the Titans run over the Texans

  1. Every year Tennessee under Vrabel look like a team in the running for a Top 5 pick in week one, yet halfway through the season they always turn into a well oiled machine primed for a run.

  2. Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb are on another level compared to the other backs in the NFL. Henry for his power he’s not blazing fast but man he just knocks people over like they were bowling pins.

  3. Shouldn’t the Texans be relegated at some point? I wouldn’t make them the favorites for the NCAA title.

  4. Lovie Smith went 17-39 in 5 yrs at Illinois; Bret Bielema has the Illini at 7-1 in his second season with effectively Smith’s guys. Yet the Texans GM Nick Caserio thought it was a good idea to hire Smith…Caserio also thought it was a good idea to hire David Culley as a HC whom was never considered good enough to be a coordinator…but Culley did coach the 2015 Chiefs WRs, the only team in NFL history to have 0 TDs by the WRs over an entire season. Texans are a joke…they’ll never go anywhere with wanna be washing machine repair man Cal McNair (the IQ of a rock) gifted the team by dad. Nick Caserio just making it worse.

  5. I think most people here were higher on Davis Mills coming into the season than Jalen Hurts lol. He is beyond awful.

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