NASHVILLE – The Titans face the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Here's a quick look at the Texans:
Last game: Beat the Buccaneers, 23-20.
Points for/against: 24.3/23.3 ppg.
Offense: 11th overall, 366.1 ypg (10th rushing, 10th passing).
Defense: 28th overall, 383.1 ypg (20th rushing, 30th passing).
Head coach: Bill O'Brien.
QB: Deshaun Watson (333-of-495, 3,852 yards, 26 TDs, 12 INTs, 98.0 rating).
Top RB: Carlos Hyde (241 carries, 1,057 yards, 6 TDs).
Top WR: DeAndre Hopkins (104 catches, 1,165 yards, 7 TDs).
Top TE: Darren Fells (34 catches, 341 yards, 7 TDs).
Sacks: OLB Whitney Mercilus (7.5).
Leading tackler: LB Zach Cunningham (134).
Interceptions: S Tashaun Gipson (3).
Kicker: Ka'imi Fairbairn (20-of-25 FGs, 38-of-43 PATs).
Punter: Bryan Anger 46.2 (44.0).
Last meeting: December 16, 2019: Texans 24, Titans 21.
WR Will Fuller V (groin)
WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness)
S Jahleel Addae (Achilles)
LB Jacob Martin (knee)
LB Brennan Scarlett (Achilles)
WR Kenny Stills (knee)
T Laremy Tunsil (ankle)
QB Deshaun Watson (back)
LB Benardrick McKinney (concussion)
TEXANS HEAD COACH BILL O'BRIEN CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
(on what the Texans can take from their Week 15 matchup against the Titans to use in Week 17)
Obviously, playing them twice in the last three weeks – you're talking about two physical football teams that are, I think, very resilient, very tough football teams. I think it's just going to be a very, tough physical game.
(on if he will hold anything back and protect players with the possibility that they play the Titans in the Wild Card round of the playoffs)
(on what his expectations are for Derrick Henry in Week 17)
I don't know. He didn't play in last week's game. We're going to prepare like he's going to play. Again, our expectation is that we've got a really good football team coming in here. A team that's tough, physical and very-well coached. We're going to have to play very well to have a chance to win the game.
(on what he learned about A.J. Brown in Week 15)
Just a big, strong, physical, good route runner, really good hands, fast. I mean, he's got it all. He's one of the best players we've played against.
(on if he can tell from scouting A.J. Brown out of college how much he has grown as a rookie)
I just think what he's done is just a fantastic accomplishment to be able to come into league. I think it's very difficult to play receiver as rookie in this league. So, to do what he's done shows that he's got a great work ethic, he's got really good playing strength. He's got a lot of great attributes to be a great wide receiver, which is what he is.
(on if he considers the health of his players in Week 17 since the Texans have already clinched the AFC South)
Every game we go into we play to win. So, we're playing to win.