Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans: Live Score, Video and Analysis
The Houston Texans came out and handled business against the lowly Tennessee Titans, jumping out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
Things settled down for a bit in the second quarter, but in the end the Titans were simply over-matched by a Texans team many are touting as the league's best.
The victory improves Houston's record to 4-0 while the Titans fall to 1-3 and continue to try and figure out what is wrong with its awful defense and wonder how long starting quarterback Jake Locker will be out for.
Chris Johnson leads the Titans down the field on a drive capped by an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Wright.
The garbage time touchdown makes the score score 38-14, Texans lead.
Hasselbeck's not done helping the Texans yet as he throws another interception. This one is returned 63 yards for the score.
Houston leads 38-7 late in the fourth quarter.
A poor job of covering up the football by Matt Hasselbeck results in a Houston fumble recovery in the Titans' red zone.
With the lead already well in hand, Houston tacks on a 33-yard field goal and leads 31-7.
Tennessee's tackling is pure comedy on the Texans' seven play 77-yard drive.
The Titans now trail 28-7 in what is shaping up to be yet another blowout loss for Tennessee.
Just as things were looking promising for the Titans, Daniel Manning picks off an errant Hasselbeck throw and takes it back 55 yards for a Texans touchdown.
Houston now leads 21-7 in the third quarter.
Matt Hasselbeck leads the Titans down the field for a big score to keep the Titans in this game. Chris Johnson was very effective on the drive as well, picking up his longest run of the season.
The Titans cut the lead in half midway through the second quarter, trailing 14-7.
The Titans are reeling after a a first quarter injury to Jake Locker. The Texans take advantage of a short field and pick up its second touchdown of the day.
Houston leads 14-0 in the first and is dominating time of possession.
The Texans make it look easy on one of the most nonchalant drives this season.
Houston leads 7-0 early in the first quarter, having not even faced a third down.
The Texans continue to be the only team in the league to run the ball more than passing it every game this season. Schaub threw the ball 28 times while the running backs carried the ball a total of 31 times.
How long before we start hearing calls for Jerry Gray to be fired in Tennessee? When opponents are averaging nearly 38 points a game, something needs to be done.
Texans fans should get ready to hear some comments from Freddy Mercury soon ...
Texans will come out in victory formation and watch the rest of the time on the clock countdown. The Texans improve to 4-0 and the Titans fall to 1-3.
Q4 1:01 - HOU 38 - TEN 14
Hasselbeck throws his third touchdown of the game, and his first for the Titans, on an 11-yard slant to Kendall Wright.
Titans fans: Chris Johnson has rushed for more than 100 yards on the day!! Hopefully that helped you forget the score for at least a second.
Q4 4:08 - HOU 38 - TEN 7
Hasselbeck wants to score so bad he's willing to throw it to anybody. Interception by Kareem Jackson returned 63 yards for a touchdown.
Chris Johnson is only nine yards away from breaking the century mark. Feed him the ball.
Q4 5:42 - HOU 31 - TEN 7
Tennessee's defense holds the Texans out of the end zone. Shayne Graham puts through a 33-yard field goal to widen the lead.
J.J. Watt has two sacks and a fumble recovery on the day. Texans defense has four sacks on the day.
After a gutsy call to go for it on fourth-and-three, Hasselbeck fumbles the ball due to poor ball security. Texans have the ball at the Tennessee 15-yard line. J.J. Watt made the recovery.
The Titans now just look like they're out of sync, struggling to get anything done.
Schaub overthrows a wide open Andre Johnson, otherwise this one is 35-7. Texans punt the ball and down it on the Tennessee eight.
The Texans are bringing on the physicality by going to a run-heavy approach.
The Texans defense is fired up. They're getting all kinds of pressure on Hasselbeck today.
Q3 2:56 - HOU 28 - TEN 7
The Texans are looking like the first quarter version of themselves, scoring on a 28-yard touchdown pass to Owen Daniels. Now the score looks more like what was expected.
And so with a barrage of penalties the Titans will punt on fourth-and-fifteen.
Things are getting chippy out on the field as Stewart has decided to take up Finnegan's old role.
David Stewart is starting to kill the Titans with personal fouls ...
Chris Johnson continues his strong performance today as he goes over 80 yards on the day. Through the first three weeks of the season he had 45 yards rushing.
Q3 9:21 - HOU 21 - TEN 7
Hasselbeck throws the ball a bit behind his receiver and has it tipped perfect to Daniel Manning. Manning returns the interception 55 yards for a touchdown and gives the Texans a 14-point lead again.
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