Found December 04, 2012 on State of the Texans:
Another Texans and Titans (TNT) matchup is in the books. The Texans closed out their final divisional matchup with their most volatile rival. The Texans went into LP Field in Tennessee to face the Titans and they beat them with ease. After the Texans got up to a 21-3 lead, the Texans’ offense put it on cruise control and grinded out another win that got them closer to homefield throughout the playoffs.   FINAL SCORE: Texans 24 Titans 10   TEXANS REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 11-1 TEXANS DIVISIONAL RECORD: 4-0 TEXANS AFC CONFERENCE RECORD: 9-0 TEXANS VS NFC CONFERENCE RECORD:  2-1   GAME SUMMARY Texans Total Yards: 332 Titans Total Yards: 354     Texans Passing Yards: 207 Titans Passing Yards: 265   Texans Rushing Yards: 125 Titans Rushing Yards: 89   Texans TOP: 33:48 Titans TOP: 26:12   GAME HIGHLIGHTS   THE GOOD The reemergence of the Texans pass rush was a pleasant surprise. The Texans pass rush had been very sluggish the last few games. The front seven for the Texans had aggravated the Titans quarterback Jake Locker all game long. This was refreshing to see especially with the Texans going into a much tougher opponent next week. Antonio Smith had his best game of the season and abused the Titans reserve linemen consistently. JJ Watt was outstanding as usual.  He created havoc for the Titans’ offensive line and kept Locker uneasy in the pocket. The Texans have moved to 11-1 on the season and have clinched a playoff berth but not the division. Houston will have to beat Indy at least once or Indy collapses over the next few games for Houston to clinch.   THE BAD  Matt Schaub and the Texans offense had trouble converting third downs and staying on schedule in the second half of the game. The Texans went 4-17 on third downs and were struggling to get the offense jump started. With the offense becoming stagnant, Schaub found a way to make a few plays to get the Texans moving and close out the game.   THE UGLY The Texans seem to still have problems containing the deep pass. The Texans gave up several explosive plays to the Titans, one went for a score. This has to be cleaned up if they want to keep from allowing Tom Brady to pick them apart. *Injury Note: Brice McCain has a fractured foot and will be out for at least six weeks. He will be put on IR with designation to return. See more analysis and highlights of the game here.

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