Titans vs Texans 2016: Start time, TV channel, Watch Live Streaming Online

Thomas G

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If you like old school football that features a heavy of dose of the running game, then this is the game for you. No team has scored less than the 42 points the Titans and Texans have both managed throughout these first 3 weeks. The Texans and Lamar Miller have averaged 32 carries a game, good enough for 5th most in the league. Grant it they’ve only averaged 3.5 yards per carry. Meanwhile, the Titans have ran it less times but have been much more effective, averaging 5.1 yards per carry (3rd highest in the league.)

Despite DeMarco Murray’s league leading 6.0 yard average, the Titans will likely continue to split the workload evenly between him and Derrick Henry. It’s a long term strategy that will pay off as long as Henry continues to progress. The Texans’ front seven has now lost its two best run stoppers in Brian Cushing and J.J. Watt and are going to be hardpressed to stop a run heavy team such as Tennessee. LeGarrette Blount demonstrated this sentiment last week when he grinded out 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns in the Patriots’ 27-0 lashing of the Texans. The Chiefs also had their way with the Texans to the tune of 120 rushing yards the week before. Expect the Titans to look to exploit this glaring weakness.

Speaking of weakness, how about that Texans’ passing game? Brock Osweiler has now thrown for 695 yards, 3 TDs, 4 Ints and a 59.6 completion rating through 3 games. That’s just not good enough. Not while he has weapons like DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Lamar Miller. Certainly not while rookies and other first time starters like Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz and Trevor Siemian are making it look easy on their respective teams. The Texans have a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball. It’s going to be interesting to see what a J.J. Watt-less Texan team can do, seeing that he has never missed a game in his 6 year career. Surely it can’t be any worse than last week.

How to Watch Titans vs Texans
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Place: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV: CBS
Online: NFL Sunday Ticket
 
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