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The AFC South is fast becoming football's toughest division, and the Texans, on the rise the past few years, are now a chic playoff pick for many a critic.
As usual, the focal point of Houston's offense will be superstar wideout Andre Johnson. The Titans went 1-1 against the Texans last season, and in Houston's 13-12 win over Tennessee in Week 15, Johnson was unstoppable.
He racked up over 200 receiving yards and the Titans couldn't do anything to curb his production.
The bulk of coverage duties will be given to star cornerback Courtland Finnegan, who emerged last season. Keeping Johnson under control will be the key to beating this divisional opponent.
Unfortunately for Tennessee, Johnson is practically uncoverable, so Finnegan will need to get some help from safeties Michael Griffin and Chris Hope.
But if Finnegan can keep Johnson under 100 yards in both games, chances are the Titans can rack up two wins against their bitter rivals.