After a rollicking good start with both teams going on long touchdown drives, each team’s defense dominated. Following the two early TDs, fans had nothing to cheer about until the halftime performer, Vanilla Ice, dropped a “Word to ya Mutha,” which brought the loudest cheers in hours.
The Texans ground game looked stellar on the opening drive, with plenty of holes for both Foster & Tate to barrel through. They gained 79 yards on 4 carries, including Tate’s career-long 60-yard tote. Since then 8 carries for 28 yards. Schaub did not have a good first half, connecting on just 8 on 14 passes and his last throw was tipped and intercepted by Bernard Pollard. That allowed the Titans to take the lead going into the half on a field goal, 10-7.
I mentioned in my preview, I think the Titans defense is underrated, but I do think the Texans have some of their own problems to work out before I give all the credit to Tennessee.
Back with more after the game
– Wex (@awexler)