463 yards per game. That’s what the Titans are giving up in 2012 through their 1-2 record.
Chris Johnson is rotting garbage. Kenny Britt isn’t going to play due to an ankle injury. What more can be said?
The only way the Texans can lose this game is if they not only come out flat, but stay flat, turn the ball over, and/or experience a ton of injuries. Sure, it’s a divisional game and the teams know each other well, but at this point the Titans only have two things going for them:
1. They have allowed only two sacks, good for second-best in the NFL despite being in the top-half of passing attempts. Of course part of that is because Locker has shown flashes of being an effective off-schedule quarterback when he’s improvising with his feet. The line has been GOD AWFUL running the ball, as we all know.
2. I literally forgot the second thing as I was typing this. Special teams or something? I dunno.
I wasn’t able to make time for a proper preview this weekend, so I’ll leave it at that. I will have some postgame thoughts for you at some point tonight.
As I said on Battle Red Radio, I’m picking the Texans 31-13. I expect to see a lot of Ben Tate in this game, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jake Locker have some pretty good called and uncalled runs. But it should be a tail-kicking at best, and a fairly comfortable win at worst.