Houston to face Titans in Nashville
The 10-1 Houston Texans hit the road for a matchup in Nashville Sunday afternoon against divisional foe Tennessee on Sunday. Emotions run high when these two teams get together, and Greg Koch of Sports Talk 790 says there’s a good reason for that. The Titans are Houston’s biggest rivals.
“They took the Oilers name. There’s a lot of resentment from people in Houston against the Tennessee Titans. Indianapolis isn’t the king of the hill anymore even though they’re making pretty good progress with Andrew Luck. But Tennessee will always be our biggest rivals,” Koch explained.
The game is a rematch from an earlier meeting this season. The Texans clobbered Tennessee at Reliant Stadium 38-14, and Koch says not much has changed since then.
“I just don’t think Tennessee matches up well with the Houston Texans. This is a pretty good game for us to play right now coming off that stretch where they’ve been beat up and hurt,” Koch said.
The Texans are coming off a pair of overtime victories. There was a 43-37 victory over the Jaguars on November 18th followed by 34-31 thriller over Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. Koch says the last two games have showed that the Texans are far from being perfect.
“I think you see we still have some deficiencies in the secondary if we don’t get pressure on the quarterback. It doesn’t have to be a guy like Matthew Stafford. It can be a guy like Chad Henne. If he can just sit back there and throw he can pick you apart,” Koch said.
Koch also said fans should be worried that this team has been beat up and tired after playing two games in a stretch of five days.
“They’re a tired football team right now. That concerns me. They say the best team doesn’t always win the Super Bowl. It’s the team that gets hot and healthy down the stretch,” he explained.
Kickoff in Nashville on Sunday is scheduled for Noon.