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Titans-Texans Game Notes

The Houston Texans versus the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on OCTOBER 18, 2020 in Nashville, TN. Photo By Caleb Jones/Tennessee Titans
The Houston Texans versus the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on OCTOBER 18, 2020 in Nashville, TN. Photo By Caleb Jones/Tennessee Titans

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020

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• The Titans' 42-36 win against the Texans was their 100th all-time win at Nissan Stadium, including the regular season and playoffs. The venue opened in 1999. 

• The Titans have 23 wins in their 31 most recent home games. 

• The win gave the Titans a 5-0 start for the second time in franchise history and for the first time since 2008. 

• The win improved the Titans' 2020 record to 2-0 within the AFC South. 

• The win sets up a showdown with the 5-0 Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday at Nissan Stadium (noon, Oct. 25). It is the first time the stadium has hosted a game featuring two undefeated teams at 5-0 or better. 

• The Titans played their first overtime game since Sept. 30, 2018, when they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles at Nissan Stadium. The Titans improved their record to 11-8 (.579) in overtime games in the "Titans era" (since 1999). 

• The announced paid attendance was 10,166 for the team's second consecutive game with fans at Nissan Stadium. Ticket sales were limited to 15 percent of the stadium's capacity. 


• The Titans totaled a franchise-record 601 net yards of offense against the Texans, eclipsing the previous record high of 583 total net yards in an overtime game against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 10, 1991. The Titans' 601 yards were the most by any NFL team since the Baltimore Ravens netted 643 yards on offense at Miami on Sept. 8, 2019. 

• The Titans scored 42 points for the second consecutive week, marking the third time in franchise history and the first time since 1961 that the franchise scored at least 42 points in consecutive games. The Titans five games with at least 42 points since the beginning of the 2019 campaign is the highest total in the NFL. 

• The Titans hit the 30-point mark for the fourth consecutive game to match a 2019 accomplishment. Prior to then, the last time the Titans had four straight 30-point outings was 2003 (six games).

• The Titans became the first team in NFL history to have a passer reach 350 yards (364 by Ryan Tannehill) and a rusher reach 200 yards (212 by Derrick Henry) in a game.

• The Titans tallied the fourth all-time NFL performance, including playoffs, with a 200-yard rusher, 300-yard passer and 100-yard receiver. They did so behind running back Derrick Henry (212 rushing), quarterback Ryan Tannehill (364 passing) and tight end Anthony Firkser (113 receiving). The previous teams to do so were the following: Washington vs. Denver in Super Bowl XXII, Jan. 31, 1988 (340 passing by Doug Williams, 193 receiving by Ricky Sanders, 204 rushing by Timmy Smith); Kansas City vs. Cincinnati on Jan. 1, 2006 (344 passing by Trent Green, 201 rushing by Larry Johnson, 151 receiving by Eddie Kennison); and Cleveland vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 16, 2007 (328 passing by Derek Anderson, 216 rushing by Jamal Lewis, 146 receiving by Braylon Edwards, 100 receiving by Kellen Winslow). 

• The Titans extended their streak to 15 consecutive quarters with at least one score before being shut out in the third quarter against the Texans. 

• The Titans' 31 total first downs against Houston tied for the team's second-highest total in the franchise's "Titans era" (1999-present) and the most since the Titans had 32 first downs against the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 15, 2013. 

• The Titans' 263 rushing yards ranked as the 12th-best total in team history and the most since its 264-yard rushing output against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 6, 2018.  

• The Titans extended their streak to 10 consecutive red zone possessions that resulted in a touchdown before the streak came to an end on a blocked field goal to end a red zone drive in the third quarter. Nevertheless, the Titans scored four touchdowns on six total opportunities inside the 20, bringing their season totals to 18 touchdowns in 23 trips (78.3 percent).

• The Titans totaled 234 net yards in the first half, the most by the team in the first half of a game since a 352-yard effort at Oakland on Dec. 8, 2019. 


• Totaled five receptions for 56 yards and two touchdowns. 

• Scored on a six-yard grab in the first quarter and a seven-yard reception late in the fourth quarter. His two touchdown receptions tied his career high, matching a feat he most recently accomplished at Oakland on Dec. 8, 2019.

• Registered his second consecutive game with at least one touchdown reception. 

• Registered the 10th and 11th touchdown receptions of his career. In doing so, he became the franchise's first player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to reach 10 career touchdown receptions in less than 20 career games. Brown, a second-round pick in 2019, was participating in the 19th game. Former wide receiver Chris Sanders held the previous franchise mark since 1970 with nine touchdown receptions in his first 20 games.

• With four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, his seven-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Ryan Tannehill gave the Titans a chance to tie the score at 36-36 with the extra point and eventually win the game in overtime. 

• Through the late afternoon games of Oct. 18, his 11 career touchdown receptions tied for the second-most among the 2019 draft class. He is tied with the New York Giants' Darius Slayton and trailing only Seattle's DK Metcalf (12). 


• Credited with a team-high 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss. 


• Led the team and registered career highs with eight receptions and 113 receiving yards. His previous career highs were four receptions (twice, last vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 20, 2020) and 52 receiving yards (at Houston on Nov. 26, 2018).

• Recorded his first touchdown reception of the season and the third touchdown catch of his career on a seven-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill in the first quarter. 

• Posted a career-long 45-yard catch in the third quarter, topping his previous long of 39 yards (Dec. 8, 2019 at Oakland). 

• Totaled two catches for 30 yards during the game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter. 

• His 113 receiving yards ranked 13th in franchise history among tight ends and were the most by a Titans tight end since Delanie Walker's 124 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 13, 2016. 


• Recorded 22 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns, recording his third career 200-yard rushing game. It was his second-highest rushing total for a single game, trailing only his franchise-record 238 yards against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2018. 

• His 212 rushing yards rank fifth in franchise history, and he now owns three of the top six single-game rushing performances in team annals. 

• Scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime on a five-yard run out of the Wildcat formation. It was the second "walk-off" overtime touchdown run in franchise history and the first since Vince Young's 39-yard run to win in overtime at Houston on Dec. 10, 2006. 

• Added 52 receiving yards, including a 53-yard reception—the third-longest catch of his career—in overtime, to give him 264 scrimmage yards. The total ranks fourth in franchise history, and it is the most scrimmage yards by a Titans player in a game since Chris Johnson's 284 on Sept. 20, 2009. Henry's total of 264 scrimmage yards is the most by any NFL player since the New York Giants' Saquon Barkley had 279 at Washington on Dec. 22, 2019. 

• Scored on a 94-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, tying for the second-longest run in franchise history. He already owned the franchise record—and a share of the NFL record—with a 99-yard touchdown run (Dec. 6, 2018 vs. Jacksonville). His 94-yarder tied Chris Johnson's career-long touchdown run against the New York Jets on Dec. 17, 2012 for second place on the franchise list. 

• Henry is the fifth NFL player to record two career rushing touchdowns of 90 or more yards. He joins Bo Jackson, Ahman Green, Chris Johnson and Lamar Miller. No player has three such runs. Henry and Miller (two 97-yard touchdown runs) are the only players to ever record multiple touchdown runs of at least 94 yards. 

• Tied for the third-most 70-yard (or longer) career rushing touchdowns in NFL history. With five such runs, he tied Barry Sanders (five) and O.J. Simpson (five) and trails only Chris Johnson (seven) and Adrian Peterson (seven). 

• Became the first player in NFL history to record a game with 200-plus rushing yards in three consecutive seasons. He previously accomplished the feat against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2018 (238) and at Houston on Dec. 29, 2019 (211).  

• Became the NFL's 15th player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to record at least three career 200-yard rushing games and the first to reach the mark since Jay Ajayi had his third 200-yard rushing game in 2016. 

• Recorded a then-season-long carry of 34 yards in the first quarter before topping that with his 94-yarder in the fourth quarter. 

• Notched his 16th career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season and playoffs, and his third of 2020.  

• Recorded his third consecutive game with at least two rushing touchdowns. He joined Earl Campbell (1980) and Chris Johnson (2009) as the franchise's only players to do so.

• Became the franchise's second player to begin his career with at least five rushing touchdowns in five consecutive seasons. Eddie George did so over an eight-year stretch from 1996 to 2003.


• Finished second on the club with six receptions and 64 yards. It was his third game of the season with at least five receptions. 

• Recorded a 22-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. It was his second touchdown catch of 2020 and his 13th career touchdown reception. 

• Had three receptions for 24 yards during the game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter. 


• Recorded his first sack of the season (eighth career sack) in the first quarter, dropping Deshaun Watson for a three-yard loss. 

• Totaled two tackles for loss in the contest. 


• Recorded only one punt (54 yards) in a game for only the sixth time in his career and for the first time since Nov. 5, 2018 at Dallas. 


• Set a career high with 51 rushing yards on five attempts.

• Recorded a career-long 20-yard rushing attempt in the third quarter. 

• Helped set up the game-winning touchdown in overtime with a 17-yard run. 


• Caught three passes for 32 yards (long of 20). He added three punt returns for 20 yards (long of 16) and three kickoff returns for 63 yards (long of 23). 


• Registered his second sack of the season and the fourth sack of his career in the fourth quarter, taking down Deshaun Watson for a 12-yard loss on third down. 

• Batted down a pass by Deshaun Watson on a two-point conversion attempt with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The play kept the Titans' deficit to seven points (36-29), and the Titans offense subsequently drove to tie the score and force overtime. 

• Credited with six total tackles, which tied his career high. 


• Completed 30 of 41 passes for 364 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 122.4. His yardage total was the fifth-highest number of his career and his second-highest figure in a Titans uniform. 

• Tied his career high with four touchdown passes. He previously hit the mark this season in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars after accomplishing the feat twice with the Miami Dolphins.

• His four touchdown passes against the Texans included a seven-yard pass to tight end Anthony Firkser and a six-yard strike to wide receiver A.J. Brown in the first quarter, a 22-yard touchdown to wide receiver Adam Humphries in the second quarter, and finally a seven-yard toss to Brown in the fourth quarter. 

• Helped lead the Titans back from a late deficit with a seven-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown with four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The extra point tied the score at 36-36. During the game-tying two-minute drive, he completed eight of nine attempts for 76 yards. 

• The Titans' overtime scoring drive registered as his 20th career game-winning drive and his seventh in a Titans uniform. It was his fourth game-winning drive of 2020. 

• Completed his final 10 passes of the game in the fourth quarter and overtime. 

• His 13 touchdown passes in 2020 are tied for the second-highest total in franchise history through the first five games of a season. George Blanda holds the top spot for the franchise with 14 in 1962 and also had 13 in 1966. 

• Registered his third career game with three touchdown passes in the first half, matching a feat he achieved in Week 2 of this season against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He previously did so with a four-touchdown first half with the Miami Dolphins against the Texans on Oct. 25, 2015. 

• His 364 passing yards rank 11th for the franchise in its "Titans era" (since 1999). 

• Completed passes to nine different receivers. 


• Registered his first career start. 

• Scored his first career points in the fourth quarter, catching a pass from Ryan Tannehill for a two-point conversion.

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