Houston 41, Tennessee 7

Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 23, 2011
WHERE: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
TEMPERATURE: 72°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Terry McAulay
ATTENDANCE: 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 3 17 7 14 41
Tennessee 0 0 7 0 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 4-3 2-1 2-2 W1
Tennessee 3-3 2-1 1-2 L2

Recap


Arian Foster rolled up 234 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns as the visiting Houston Texans took control of the AFC South in emphatic fashion with a 41-7 drubbing of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Matt Schaub completed 18 of 23 passes for 296 yards, two touchdowns and a 147.7 passer rating for the Texans (4-3), who snapped a two-game slide and moved one-half game in front of the Titans (3-3) in the division.

Houston took control at the end of the first quarter, scoring on four straight possessions to close out the first half.

The highlight came when Schaub and Foster hooked up for a 78-yard catch-and-run, with Foster collecting a short pass to the left and beating the Tennessee defense down the field.

The Texans went into the locker room with a 303-73 advantage in total yardage and a 20-0 lead.

The second half was no different. Foster capped a seven-play, 92-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run on Houston’s first possession and added a 5-yard scoring burst early in the fourth quarter.

The lone sour note for the Texans came in the first half, when safety Danieal Manning was carted off with a leg injury.

Chris Johnson’s tough season continues for Tennessee. The All-Pro running back was held to 18 yards on 10 carries.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Tennessee
Arian Foster Player Javon Ringer
25 Attempts 3
115 Yards 31
4.6 Avg Yards 10.3
2 Touchdowns 0
17 Long 25
Receiving
Houston   Tennessee
Arian Foster Player Chris Johnson
5 Receptions 6
119 Yards 27
23.8 Avg Yards 4.5
1 Touchdowns 0
78 Long 17

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 518 222 296 5 2 2 2.0 2
Tennessee 148 53 95 1 0 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game at home against Indianapolis . The Titans have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Jacksonville. The Texans have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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