Posts Tagged ‘Houston Texans’

Playoffs??? A look at the Tennessee Titans’ postseason chances

December 21, 2009

With yesterday’s overtime victory over the Dolphins, the Tennessee Titans joined the six-member club of AFC teams sitting at 7-7. Along with the five other squads, the Titans are also desperately clinging to slim postseason aspirations due to being a game behind the Ravens and the Broncos with two games to play.

Here’s a quick look at some potential scenarios that would allow the Titans to accomplish what seemed improbable several weeks ago: qualify for the postseason despite their nightmarish 0-6 start. (more…)

Titans continue winning ways by topping Texans

November 24, 2009

The Tennessee Titans continued their recovery from an 0-6 start that included back-to-back blowouts showed to all or much of the country by beating the Houston Texans, 20-17, on Monday night football. Chris Johnson paced the Titans offensively, while Vince Young continued his career resurgence, and Rob Bironas hit two field goals from 50+, including the game-winner in the last minute as Texans K Kris Brown missed twice from similar range, including one at the end that would have forced overtime. For a blow-by-blow summary, check out the liveblog I did.

The game was pretty even from start to finish, as neither team had a multi-score lead the entire game. The Texans opened the scoring with a Slaton TD reception after drive that started in Titans territory after a short punt, but the Titans came back and matched that with a 10 play, 80 yard drive capped by a VY pass to Britt. The Texans went back up, 14-7, after Andre Johnson beat Nick Harper at the line and hauled in a 12 yard pass to end a 58 yard drive, but the Titans equalized their next possession when LenDale White plunged in from 1 yard out in the last minute of the second quarter.

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Titans-Texans Liveblog

November 23, 2009

As Andrew mentioned, I’ll be liveblogging tonight’s Titans-Texans game on ESPN Monday Night Football beginning at 7:30 PM CT. In the interim, the list of inactives is out for tonight’s game and includes the following Titans:

LB Colin Allred, WR Justin Gage, DT Jason Jones, DE Jevon Kearse, T/G Troy Kropog, RB Alvin Pearman, RB Javon Ringer, LB David Thornton

Kenny Britt gets another start in place of Mr. Gage, while Gerald McRath gets another start of his own in place of Thornton. Yes, this does seem to indicate Nick Harper will regain his starting position. I’d expect to see Jovan Haye start in place of Jason Jones, though Sen’Derrick Marks has come on nicely the last couple weeks. For the Texans, the inactives are:

CB Dominique Barber, CB Fred Bennett, DE Tim Jamison, WR Jacoby Jones, CB Antwaun Molden, DT Frank Okam, QB Dan Orlovsky (#3 QB), G Tutuan Reyes

I’ll be back around 7:20 PM CT to start the liveblog. To access the liveblog, please click the link below to launch a new pop-up window. Sorry, the re-designed site does not support embedding the liveblogging software.

Titans-Texans 11/23/09

Titans-Texans live blog tonight

November 23, 2009

You’re invited to join us tonight as we plan on having a live blog of the Titans-Texans game. As usual, Tom Gower will be heading it up. He always does an outstanding job.

Following is the injury report, which is followed by some of my thoughts after the jump. (more…)

Titans vs. Texans preview

November 21, 2009

Redemption will be on the minds of the Tennessee Titans (3-6) as they face the Houston Texans (5-4) in Monday’s prime-time AFC South showdown.

The Titans will be looking to avenge Week Two’s 34-31 shootout loss to the Texans. Despite the Herculean efforts of Chris Johnson, who accounted for 284 total yards, the Titans were undone by a shoddy defense that allowed Matt Schaub to rip them apart for 357 yards and four touchdowns.

Up next…a preview of this week’s Titans/Texans grudge match. (more…)

Titans-Texans Q&A

November 19, 2009

The Titans look to continue their winning ways on national television next Monday against the Houston Texans as they try to get revenge for last year’s defeat at Reliant Stadium.

We’ll be doing a Q&A with a Texans blogger to preview the game. If you have any questions you’d like to see answered, post ’em here and I’ll include them.