Titans vs Texans Preview, Statistics, Odds, NFL 2018 Week 12 Game
It’s an AFC South battle on Monday night as the Tennessee Titans travel to their old home to face the Houston Texans.
The Titans have had as rocky a season as possible so far. After winning three straight to move to 3-1, Tennessee lost three straight games to put themselves at 3-4 going into their bye week.
After the bye, Tennessee won two games in convincing fashion, defeating the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots. But they endured a beatdown against the Indianapolis Colts last week, losing 38-10.
Marcus Mariota hasn’t been spectacular this season, but he hasn’t been bad either. He’s thrown for 1,583 passing yards along with seven touchdowns and six interceptions, which is good for an 88.2 passer rating this season.
Mariota is expected to play after leaving last week’s loss due to an undisclosed injury.
Other big contributors for the Titans offense are Dion Lewis and Corey Davis. Lewis leads the team in rushing with 420 rushing yards while Davis leads the team in receiving with 606 receiving yards.
As for the Texans, they’ve been one of the league’s hottest teams. After starting the year off 0-3, the Texans have reeled off seven straight wins to sit atop the AFC South at 7-3.
Deshaun Watson hasn’t been a victim of the sophomore slump. He’s thrown 2,597 passing yards along with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions, which is good for a 98.6 passer rating.
While Watson’s season has been impressive, DeAndre Hopkins’ has been even better. Hopkins is eighth in the league in receiving yards (950) and is tied for fifth in touchdown receptions (8).
The Titans are one of the three teams that Houston has lost to this season. Tennessee defeated the Texans, 20-17, in Week 2. Not only are the Texans looking for revenge, but they’ll also look to honor their own Bob McNair, who passed away on Friday.
Titans vs. Texans head-to-head stats
- Monday night’s matchup features one of the league’s best receivers going against one of the league’s best secondaries. DeAndre Hopkins ranks ninth in receiving yards with 950. The Titans defensive backs present a challenge though as they allow 234.9 passing yards per game, which is the ninth-best in the league.
- Not many other quarterbacks have been hit more than Deshaun Watson. He has been sacked 33 times this season, which is the fifth-highest in the league. Luckily for them, the Titans have problems getting to the quarterback. Tennessee is tied for 24th in sacks this season with 23.
- This matchup favors the Texans pass defense in a big way. Tennessee ranks 30th in passing yards per game with just 184 passing yards per game. Houston’s pass defense is the eighth best as it allows an average of 235 passing yards per game.
- The Titans may have trouble moving the ball in both facets as Houston’s run defense is the sixth-best in the league, allowing only 96 rushing yards per game. The Titans have an average ground game, rushing for 111.7 yards per game, good for the 15th-best in the league.
Titans vs. Texans betting odds
Houston is 6.5-point favorites at home. The over/under is set at 41.5 points.
How to watch Titans vs. Texans in Canada
Every NFL game during the 2018 season, including Monday’s contest between the Titans and Texans, is streamed in high-definition on DAZN.
DAZN Canada has also partnered with Bell Media networks (CTV, CTV2 and TSN) to distribute NFL Sunday Ticket across Canada, for Sunday afternoon games. NFL primetime games can be watched on TSN and RDS, with Sunday Night Football and 11 Thursday Night Football games also available on CTV/CTV2. Amazon Prime Video will also stream the 11 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by CTV/CTV2.
However, DAZN is the only place to watch all regular-season (including Thursday night, Sunday night and Monday night games) and playoff games, plus exclusive access to RedZone.
How to access NFL RedZone and Game Pass in Canada
DAZN provides NFL RedZone and also offers NFL Sunday Ticket access in Canada. Game Pass now lives on DAZN, as well.
What other NFL content is available on DAZN?
DAZN also streams LIVE 24/7 access to NFL Network, as well as complete coverage of marquee events like the NFL Draft and Combine.
Archived Super Bowl and NFL playoff games are also available on DAZN.