Tennessee 31, Houston 17

Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 19, 2010
WHERE: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
TEMPERATURE: 36°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 0 3 7 7 17
Tennessee 21 3 7 0 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 5-9 3-4 2-5 L3
Tennessee 6-8 3-5 3-3 W1

Recap

Kerry Collins threw two touchdowns and Chris Johnson ran for another as the Tennessee Titans ended a six-game losing streak with a 31-17 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
 
Collins threw touchdown passes to Nate Washington and Justin Gage as the Titans (6-8) jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead. The 17-year veteran quarterback helped Tennessee avoid its longest losing streak since 1994, when the franchise was still in Houston.
 
He hooked up with Washington for a 3-yard score with 10:20 left and connected Gage for a 1-yard touchdown less than four minutes later. Johnson’s 11-yard touchdown extended the margin as Tennessee built a 24-3 lead at halftime.

The only intrigue in this otherwise forgettable matchup was the potential for another altercation between Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

Johnson erupted in Week 12 and ripped off Finnegan’s helmet before landing three punches to his head. Both players were fined but not suspended.
 
All was quiet this time, however. Johnson finished with six catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Walter had the other touchdown catch for Houston (5-9), which has lost three straight and seven of eight.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Tennessee
Arian Foster Player Chris Johnson
11 Attempts 24
15 Yards 130
1.4 Avg Yards 5.4
0 Touchdowns 1
7 Long 42
Receiving
Houston   Tennessee
Kevin Walter Player Kenny Britt
7 Receptions 6
79 Yards 128
11.3 Avg Yards 21.3
1 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 59

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 323 30 293 2 1 1 3.0 0
Tennessee 359 147 212 4 1 1 4.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Titans have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Texans have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .357 after a loss.
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