Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans preview, Titans stay undefeated? The Titans look like the favorite as they enter Week 6 with four wins and zero losses. However, after Tennessee destroyed Buffalo with no practice, are the Texans a trap game? Look for the Titans to be more healthy than last week as Jeffery Simmons is set to return. Houston recently lost linebacker Benardrick McKinney for the season. Can the Texans knock off the Titans?
The Houston Texans have been a passing team to start the 2020 season. Deshaun Watson leads the NFL in yards per completion. Unfortunately, the Texans are struggling in the Red Zone with scoring touchdowns only 54% of the time. Houston’s is completing 38% on third down, which ranks them 26th in the league. The Tennessee Titans have been off the charts in the Red Zone. Last week against the Bills, the Titans were six for six inside the 20-yard line. The one missing piece from last year is Derrick Henry’s yards per attempt. Henry is under four yards per carry even though he is on pace for over 1500 yards and 16 touchdowns. Overall, the Texans are 30th in rush offense, while the Titans are 9th. Houston does own the advantage in the passing game. The Texans are 9th in passing, while the Titans are 17th.
The most important stat for the Tennessee Titans is the turnover margin per game. The Titans rank first in the entire NFL, averaging +2 turnover differential per game. The Texans have not had much luck in the turnover department, giving up more turnovers than creating. The Titans struggle in the yards per rush department, ranking last in the NFL. However, can the Texans take advantage is the question? Houston has been more effective versus the pass than the rush. The Texans are averaging around 3 sacks per game, while the Titans are just over 1. Overall, the Texans rank 31st against the rush, and 9th defending the pass. The Titans are 27th versus the run and 23rd defending the pass. Surprisingly, the Texans lead the league in the fewest penalties for the season.
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