Lhe Houston squad had chosen to leave out several starters for their duel next week against the New England Patriots.
Henry had 211 rushing yards, a high this season, and had three touchdowns in his own. The Texans beat the Titans two weeks ago to take control of the American’s southern section and won the section title last week, which allowed them to give quarterback Deshaun Watson some rest. and several other key players in the organization.
Titans have their first win in Houston since January 1, 2012. The Tennessee squad, which will visit the Patriots next weekend, got its playoff ticket for the second time in three seasons and for the first time since the arrival of Mike Vrabel at the head of the team.
Vrabel will face his former team with which he has won the Super Bowl three times.
“I’m not emotional,” said Vrabel. I know what’s coming and I need to focus on the Patriots and how I’m going to prepare my guys to play on the opposing lawn. It is downright launching into a nest of vipers. ”
Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes and collected 198 yards for the Titans. The quarterback will kick off a playoff game for the first time in eight seasons next Sunday. Rookie catcher A.J. Brown had 124 yards passed and put up a major.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien chose AJ McCarron to start the game to replace Watson. The presence of the quarterback was still uncertain due to a back injury, but was given the go-ahead to contest the game. Catcher DeAndre Hopkins was also available for the game, but was not employed. Kenny Stills, Laremy Tunsil and D.J. Reader were also left out.
“Once we got closer to the game, it was clear that we were not going to move from the ranking position,” said O’Brien. So we decided to do what was best for our team. ”
McCarron threw an interception and scored a touchdown. He also collected 225 yards for the air.
The Texans will face the Buffalo Bills next week.