Houston vs Tennessee Live Stream, 2019 NFL, Week 15
Albeit both the Texans and Titans have coordinating 8-5 records, Houston holds the lead in the AFC South dependent on its record inside the division (3-1). While Sunday’s down at Nissan Stadium will shake up the standings, the two groups will get one last split against each other in only two weeks in the standard season finale on Dec. 29 in Houston.
The Texans come into Sunday new off a smack-in-the-mouth misfortune against a Broncos group with only pride to play for and a new kid on the block quarterback making major decisions. Drew Lock burnt Houston’s guard for three first-half touchdown goes, as the Texans let a splendid open door for a first-round season finisher home game sneak away in a 14-point drubbing.
The Titans, then again, have been taking care of their business. When left for dead, Tennessee has rolled out four straight successes and six of seven since sidelining quarterback Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill. A success on Sunday will place the Titans in sole ownership of the lead position in the AFC South with about fourteen days left to play.
Houston at Tennessee
The opening shot: Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET
Spread: Titans – 3
Three Things to Watch
1. Scorching Ryan Tannehill
The accompanying sentence will be exceptionally abnormal to type into reality: Ryan Tannehill is the ruling AFC Offensive Player of the Week… what’s more, which is all well and good. Odd, correct?
Tannehill’s 391 passing yards and three touchdowns at Oakland earned him the respect, however it has been his play the last seven games that is totally pivoted the Titans’ season.
In his seven beginnings this year, Tannehill has a 6-1 record, 15 touchdowns, only five interferences, a 72.7 percent finishing rate, and a 121.7 passer rating that is underdog to just MVP leader Lamar Jackson. He is in finished control of a Tennessee offense that has found the middle value of 31.4 focuses per game under his order — remembering 37.5 for the last four games — contrasted with only 16.3 with Marcus Mariota managing everything.
This week, Tannehill faces a Texans barrier that has been somewhat poor at halting restricting passing assaults, positioning 27th in the association in passing yards per game permitted (265.8). Where Tannehill has been additional extraordinary is on play-activity passes, where he is finishing 80 percent of this tosses and posting a 143.8 passer rating — something to watch out for as the Texans clearly will stack the crate to stop Derrick Henry (more on him in a piece).
2. Texans’ moderate beginnings
Lead trainer Bill O’Brien cautioned his group after their annoyed success against New England half a month prior — they expected to figure out how to begin games all the more productively. The main quarter has been Houston’s weakness throughout the entire season. Rival groups have outscored the Texans 65-30 out of 13 first quarters this season, awful enough for second-most exceedingly terrible in the alliance behind the hilariously awful football crew that lives in our country’s capital.
A week ago against Denver, the Texans’ Achilles heel uncovered itself in severe design. The Texans punted, bobbled, and punted on their three first-quarter drives, storing up just 101 yards on 22 plays from scrimmage. On the other side, Denver scored touchdowns on their lone two first-quarter assets, leaving the Texans playing get up to speed the remainder of the evening. O’Brien called last Sunday’s first quarter a “torrential slide” that the Texans just couldn’t stop. With the AFC South on hold, Houston should tidy it up in the initial 15 minutes against Tennessee on Sunday.
3. Derrick Henry going crazy
It took two or three years of being the No. 2 running back without anyone else group, yet now the previous Heisman Trophy champ is indicating the association exactly what a mammoth he is, particularly during the Titans’ present hot streak. In the last five games, he has posted eight surging touchdowns and 662 yards on the ground, and he’s found the middle value of 149.8 yards per game in his last four.
Henry’s 13 surging touchdowns are tied for tops in the NFL, while his profession high 1,243 yards are second in the group behind Cleveland’s Nick Chubb (1,280). This week, Henry goes head to head against a once-strong Texans run resistance that has blurred as of late — permitting 166.5 surging yards a game in their last four challenges following a Week 10 bye. Search for Henry to convey another substantial burden against Houston, not exclusively to rule the clock yet to set up the play-activity pass, where Ryan Tannehill has been flourishing.
Exactly when you contemplate to demonstrate they’re one of the AFC’s chief groups by pounding the authoritative Super Bowl champs, they lay a totally avoidable egg by losing to the five-win Broncos at home. The Texans have been devouring losing groups this season, going 6-3, yet are only 2-2 against groups on the correct side of .500. On Sunday, Deshaun Watson and Houston’s offense should begin quick in an antagonistic area to coordinate a super hot Titans offense — yet it tends to be finished?
Forecast: Texans 24, Titans 22