Tennessee 16, Houston 10

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 29, 2013
Location - LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
Temperature - 53°
Head Official - Terry McAulay
Attendance - 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 7 0 0 3 10
Tennessee 0 6 7 3 16

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 2-14 1-7 1-7 L14
Tennessee 7-9 3-5 4-4 W2

Recap


Titans 16, Texans 10: Chris Johnson rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as host Tennessee extended Houston’s franchise-worst losing streak to 14 games.

Rob Bironas kicked three field goals while Akeem Ayers and Michael Griffin recorded interceptions as the Titans (7-9) finished the campaign with consecutive victories. Tennessee compiled 151 rushing yards and forced four turnovers.

Jonathan Grimes rushed for a touchdown for Houston (2-14), but Matt Schaub was intercepted twice and also lost a fumble. Houston started 2-0 – the second win coming against Tennessee – before collapsing en route to posting the worst record in the NFL and clinching the No. 1 pick in next year's draft.

The Texans led by a point in the third quarter when Schaub was intercepted by Ayers, and Tennessee went 35 yards on seven plays to take a 13-7 lead on Johnson’s 11-yard TD scamper. Bironas added a 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but Houston pulled within six on Randy Bullock’s 19-yarder before Griffin made a game-clinching interception with 1:01 remaining.

Grimes scored on a 3-yard run to give Houston the first-quarter lead. Bironas kicked a 42-yard field goal with 9:45 left in the second quarter and ended the half with a 55-yarder to pull Tennessee within 7-6.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Johnson finished the season with 1,077 rushing yards, the sixth consecutive campaign in which he has topped 1,000. … Schaub drew the start because Case Keenum (thumb) was unable to play. … Published reports indicate the Texans are focused on hiring Penn State’s Bill O’Brien as their new head coach.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Tennessee
Jonathan Grimes Player Chris Johnson
16 Attempts 27
50 Yards 127
3.1 Avg Yards 4.7
1 Touchdowns 1
12 Long 23
Receiving
Houston   Tennessee
Jonathan Grimes Player Kendall Wright
6 Receptions 5
76 Yards 50
12.7 Avg Yards 10.0
0 Touchdowns 0
31 Long 34

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 288 65 223 1 1 1 1.0 2
Tennessee 311 151 160 1 3 2 1.0 1