NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans just wrapped up practice on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
On Sunday, the team will face the Texans in Houston.
Three quick hits:
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been a Titan killer during his career.
In eight career meetings against the Titans, Hopkins has 823 receiving yards (102.9 per game) with five touchdown catches.
"His speed, his size," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said of Hopkins, "and what he does with the ball in his area, he is hard to defend. And now he is going to have possibly (Will) Fuller on the other side, so you have to be aware of both guys. (Hopkins) is just a tough receiver, and a favorite target. We know they're going to throw it to him, and we have to do something about it."
The good news for the Titans is they'll be facing Hopkins with a revamped secondary.
And cornerback Logan Ryan has faced Hopkins in the past. As a member of the New England Patriots, Ryan squared off against Hopkins in the playoffs last year and has seen him in regular season games as well. Titans cornerbacks Adoree' Jackson and Brice McCain could also be on the spot.
Hopkins has 21 catches for 204 yards and a touchdown this season.
"He's good at catching the ball," Ryan said of Hopkins. "He's a good receiver, good when the ball is in the vicinity because he finds a way to come down with it. He goes against top corners and top schemes week in and week out and he is still a productive player. So he's good when the ball is thrown his way."
Titans kicker Ryan Succop on Thursday was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September.
Succop has made 10-of-11 field goals in the team's first three games, and is a perfect 8-of-8.
"It gives you a lot of confidence," Mularkey said of Succop. "It gives your offense confidence, they know where they've got to get the ball to get points. Plus, with us not having high red zone success like we did last year, it's good that we're getting points and knowing that we're pretty automatic with him."
Succop has a franchise-best streak of 45 successful field goals inside the 50, dating back to 2014. The NFL record is 46, set by Falcons kicker Matt Bryant.
Titans receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) and safety Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Tight end Delanie Walker (hamstring) and linebacker Erik Walden (groin) practiced again on Friday.
The Titans added defensive lineman Jurrell Casey to the injury report on Friday with a groin injury. He was limited in today's practice, and is questionable.
TitansOnline.com looks back at the all-time series against the Houston Texans. (AP Photos, Donn Jones)