The Tennessee Titans are welcoming their origin city replacements, the Houston Texans, to Nissan Stadium on Sunday. Here are some interesting numbers associated with the two teams…
This is how many sacks Deshaun Watson has taken so far behind a previously much ballyhooed offensive line. He is currently the third-most sacked quarterback in the league.
Watson is “responsible” for taking 8 of those 17 sacks. He leads the league in sacks attributed to the quarterback according to PFF’s tracking.
For comparison, Ryan Tannehill is only responsible for taking one sack so far this season.
This is the number of sacks, out of three total, that the Titans offensive line has been credited with allowing all season. The starting offensive line so far has only “allowed” one sack, and that allowed sack belongs to Rodger Saffold.
As of this writing, the Tennessee Titans have three players remaining on the COVID-19 list: Breon Borders, Corey Davis, and MyCole Pruitt.
The Titans lead the series versus the Texans with 19 wins to 17 losses. Since Mike Vrabel has become head coach the series is tied 2-2
Ryan Tannehill has four career games versus the Houston Texans. He is 2-2 in those games and has averaged 245 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 INT. He has also completed 65.7% of his passes and has averaged a 102.6 passer rating.
Derrick Henry has a career average of 5.03 yards per carry versus the Texans.
Henry currently has 101 rushing attempts for 376 yards through four games of 2020, on pace for 404 carries, which would be a career high and also place him tied with Eric Dickerson for 4th-most rushing attempts in a single season.
Fun fact: Eddie George holds the 5th spot with 403 rushing attempts in 2000.
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The Texans currently rank 26th in Rush Defense DVOA. They have allowed the 2nd-most yards on the ground so far this season at 802. They have allowed 6 rushing touchdowns on the year and have currently allowed opposing running backs to gain 4.7 yards per attempt.
Derrick Henry will have that monster game everyone has been craving.
The Titans have six interceptions so far this year, which currently ranks second in the NFL despite playing just four games. Ryan Tannehill has only thrown one interception on the year.
Combined with fumbles, the Titans currently rank 1st in the NFL in turnover differential with +8.
The Texans rank 29th in turnover differential at -5.
Speaking of interceptions, the Texans defense has yet to snag an interception. They are currently the only team in the NFL that has yet to do so.
The Titans are averaging 30.5 points per game so far this season. That ranks 6th in the NFL on a per-game basis.
Score prediction: The Titans win 30-14.
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