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Titans-Texans Postgame Notes



·      The temperature at kickoff was 20 degrees. That made the contest the coldest home game in franchise history, breaking the record of 23 degrees from Dec. 31, 2017 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It tied for the eighth-coldest game in team annals, home or away, matching the 20-degree kickoff temperature on Dec. 14, 1980 at Green Bay and on Dec. 17, 2000 at Cleveland. Against the Texans, the wind was blowing at 10 miles per hour, making the wind chill 6 degrees.

·      Offensive lineman Daniel Munyer and running back Jonathan Ward became the 81st and 82nd players to appear in a game for the team this season. The Titans entered the week with an NFL-high 80 players who had participated in at least one game.

·      The Titans totaled 184 rushing yards against the Texans defense. Derrick Henry led the way with 126 rushing yards, while quarterback Malik Willis (43) and wide receiver Treylon Burks (15) also contributed. It was the team's second-highest total of the season behind only the 314 rushing yards they had at Houston on Oct. 30.

·      For the third time in 2022, the Titans offense scored a touchdown on its first possession of the second half. They also accomplished the feat at Houston (Oct. 30) and at Green Bay (Nov. 17).

·      The Titans offense scored a touchdown on its only red-zone possession, extending the unit's streak to six consecutive touchdowns on drives inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

·      The Titans defense allowed 15 total first downs, which tied for the second-fewest by an opponent this season. The Titans allowed a season-low 10 first downs at Houston on Oct. 30, and they allowed 15 at Green Bay on Nov. 17.

·      The Titans produced their 10th game of the season in which they held their opponents to 20 points or less. It is the fifth season in the "Titans era" (1999 to present) in which the team recorded 10 such games: 2000 (14 games), 2008 (13), 2007 (10), 2019 (10) and 2022 (10).  

·      The Titans defense limited the Texans to 70 rushing yards on 30 attempts (2.3 avg.), marking the 12th time this season—and the 12th time in a 13-game span—that their opponents did not reach the 100-yard rushing mark. The Titans entered the week ranked second in the NFL in rushing defense (80.8 opponent rushing yards per game) and now have allowed an average of 80.1 opponent rushing yards per contest.

·      The defense limited Texans quarterback Davis Mills to a 76.2 passer rating. Mills was 17-of-28 for 178 yards with one touchdown and one interception.


·      Logged his second career start.

·      Helped force a turnover in the third quarter, tipping a pass by Davis Mills. The ball was subsequently intercepted by linebacker Jack Gibbens.

·      Totaled three tackles.


·      Tied for third place on the defense with seven tackles and also totaled one sack, two tackles for loss, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

·      Credited with a forced fumble in the first quarter on a rushing attempt by quarterback Davis Mills, but the ball was recovered by the Texans. Autry notched his fifth career forced fumble and his second in 2022.

·      Sacked Davis Mills for a three-yard loss in the fourth quarter. He increased his season total to eight sacks and improved his career total to 47.5 sacks.


·      Rushed for a 15-yard gain in the third quarter.


·      Finished second on the team with eight tackles and added a tackle on special teams.


·      Recorded his first career interception, picking off a Davis Mills pass in the third quarter that was initially tipped by cornerback Tre Avery.

·      Tied for third place on the squad with seven tackles and added a tackle on special teams.


·      Rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries (5.5 avg.).

·      Recorded his 36th total 100-yard rushing game, including regular season (33) and playoffs (three).

·      Logged his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and his eighth such effort of 2022, marking the seventh time in franchise history that a player had at least eight 100-yard rushing performances in a season. Henry previously accomplished the feat in 2020 with 10 total 100-yard games.

·      Reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the sixth time in his career against the Texans.

·      Rushed for a 48-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was his 12th career rushing touchdown of at least 45 yards, putting him in a tie with former Titans running back Chris Johnson (12) for third-most in the NFL since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Only Adrian Peterson (18) and Barry Sanders (18) have had more.

·      Had 11 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

·      Increased his season totals to 319 rushing attempts for 1,429 yards and 13 touchdowns.


·      Posted two receptions for 20 yards, including a 15-yard catch late in the fourth quarter.


·      Started at center, logging his second career start, his first start since 2018, and his first career start at the center position.


·      Caught a 10-yard pass and also led the team with two total special teams tackles.


·      Started and led the team with nine tackles.


·      Registered his first career start, opening the game at right guard.


·      Punted six times for a 50.2-yard gross average and a 43.3-yard net average with one punt placed inside the 20.

·      Logged his seventh consecutive game with a gross punting average of at least 50.0 yards to break his own NFL record of six consecutive games, set earlier this season from Week 1-7.

·      Booted a 61-yard punt in the third quarter. It was his 18th punt of the season of 60-plus yards, which leads the NFL.


·      Posted four tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed.


·      Totaled 23 yards on a pair of catches, including a 14-yard grab.


·      Registered the third start of his rookie season and completed 14 of 23 passes for 99 yards with a pair of interceptions. He also rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown on seven attempts.

·      Rushed for 12 yards and a first down in the third quarter, and later on the same drive, he scored his first career touchdown on a 14-yard run.


·      Led the team with four receptions and 30 receiving yards.

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