Houston 24, Tennessee 10

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 2, 2012
Location - LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
Temperature - 66°
Head Official - Tony Corrente
Attendance - 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 14 7 3 0 24
Tennessee 3 0 7 0 10

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 11-1 5-1 6-0 W6
Tennessee 4-8 2-4 2-4 L2

Recap


Texans 24, Titans 10:
Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and visiting Houston forced six turnovers en route to clinching a playoff spot, setting a franchise record for wins and maintaining the best record in the AFC. 

Schaub was 21-of-35 for 207 yards and threw two scoring strikes in the first quarter - a 54-yard toss to Lestar Jean and a 5-yarder to James Casey - but the Texans' defense stole the show with six takeaways and six sacks.

Jake Locker was 21-of-45 for 309 yards and a touchdown for the Titans (4-8), but he also threw three interceptions. Tennessee's Chris Johnson rushed for 51 yards on 13 carries and is seven yards shy of his fifth consecutive 1,000-yard season. 

Houston (11-1) led 21-3 at halftime after Schaub's early TD passes and Arian Foster's 2-yard touchdown run. The Texans improved to 6-0 on the road. 

Nate Washington had three catches for 96 yards for Tennessee. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Texans have won six of the past nine meetings and swept the season series. … The Titans, who fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer last week and replaced him with Dowell Loggains, have lost four of five. … Tennessee's Kendall Wright caught six passes for 78 yards and  leads all NFL rookies with 54 receptions. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Tennessee
Justin Forsett Player Chris Johnson
14 Attempts 13
63 Yards 51
4.5 Avg Yards 3.9
0 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 26
Receiving
Houston   Tennessee
Andre Johnson Player Nate Washington
5 Receptions 3
56 Yards 96
11.2 Avg Yards 32.0
0 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 49

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 331 124 207 3 1 3 6.0 2
Tennessee 354 89 265 1 1 0 0.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Titans have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against New England. The Texans have a W/L % of .917 after a win and .917 after a loss.