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Game Notes: Texans vs. Titans, Week 6

Houston Texans
19 Oct 2020, 18:02 GMT+10

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THE TEXANS...

Scored 36 points, which was the most in a game since Week 5 of 2019 when they scored 53 against Atlanta and the most on the road since Week 4 of 2018 against Indianapolis. The 26 second half points scored was also the most since Week 5 of 2019 Gained 412 total net yards (92 rushing, 320 passing) and 25 first downs (six rushing, 17 passing, two by penalty) Converted 7-of-14 third-down attempts (50.0 percent), 3-of-4 fourth down attempts (100.0 percent), 4-of-4 red zone attempts (100.0 percent) and 4-of-4 goal-to-go attempts (100.0 percent) Recorded the first game in franchise history with at least four successful goal-to-goal conversions and three successful fourth down conversions Notched consecutive games with at least 30 points scored and 400 net yards gained for the first time since Weeks 5-6 of the 2019 season Gained at least 25 first downs in a game for the first time since Week 14 of 2019 against Denver Scored at least 13 points in both the third and fourth quarter for just the fourth time in a game in franchise history Logged three straight games with at least 8.0 net yards per attempt for the first time since Weeks 14-16 of 2009 Committed only four penalties for 46 yards, which was tied for the second fewest in the 2020 season Forced two turnovers (one interception, one fumble recovery) for a turnover differential of plus-two Blocked a kick for the first time in a game since Week 16 of 2019 against Tampa Bay (12/21) Forced at least two missed field goals in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of 2003 Scored a touchdown on a 13-play, 82-yard drive (6:16) in the second quarter, which was the second-longest scoring drive of the season Recorded their first touchdown on fourth down in a goal-to-go situation since Week 2 of 2019 against Jacksonville Logged consecutive games with a strip sack for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2019 season Notched their first interception of the season when CB Bradley Roby picked off Titans QB Ryan Tannehill in the fourth quarter Converted at least four goal-to-goal opportunities for just the fourth time in franchise history and the first since Week 4 of 2017 against Tennessee (5-of-5)

SCORING PLAYS

2nd Quarter - TE Darren Fells caught a one-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson on fourth down to complete a 13-play, 82-yard drive (6:16) to cut the Titans' lead to 14-7 after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point 2nd Quarter - K Ka'imi Fairbairn connected on a 38-yard field goal attempt following an 11-play, 55-yard drive (3:34) to cut Tennessee' lead to 21-10 3rd Quarter - RB David Johnson scored on a one-yard run to finish off a five-play, 79-yard drive (2:32) and cut the Titans' lead to 21-17 after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt 3rd Quarter - WR Randall Cobb scored on a four-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson to finish off a three-play, four-yard drive (1:22) and gave the Texans a 23-21 lead after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point 4th Quarter - WR Will Fuller V caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson to complete a two-play, 75-yard drive (0:46) and give the Texans a 30-29 lead after K Ka'imi Fairbairn made the extra point attempt 4th Quarter - WR Brandin Cooks caught a one-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson to finish off a 15-play, 69-yard drive (6:40) and give the Texans a 36-29 lead

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

The following six Texans players were inactive for the game: TE Jordan Akins, CB Cornell Armstrong, WR Keke Coutee, T Charlie Heck, RB Buddy Howell and ILB Peter Kalambayi The following Texans player did not play in the game: QB AJ McCarron Houston won the toss and elected to defer. Houston received the second half kickoff TEXANS PLAYER NOTES

PLAYER NOTES

ILB TYRELL ADAMS

Tied for the team lead with eight total tackles (six solo) and logged 1.0 sack, two passes defensed, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit Sacked Titans QB Ryan Tannehill for a loss of five yards on 2nd-and-8 at the Houston 19-yard line in the third quarter for his first career sack and second career tackle for loss Became the first Texans player to record at least two passes defensed and 1.0 sack in a game since DE J.J. Watt did so in Week 17 of 2015, and the first linebacker since Marlon Greenwood in Week 14 of 2007 Logged the first two passes defensed of his career in the third quarter Recorded consecutive games with at least six total tackles for the first time in his career

P BRYAN ANGER

Punted four times for 209 yards (52.3 avg.), including a 56-yard punt, and pinned one punt inside the 20 Recorded a 52.3 avg., which was his highest in a game since Week 12 of 2017 (53.3)

WR RANDALL COBB

Finished with three receptions for 17 yards (5.7 avg.) and one touchdown Caught a four-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson in the third quarter to give the Texans a 23-21 lead Logged his second touchdown as a member of the Texans, his 46th career touchdown reception (2011-20) and 49th total touchdown

WR BRANDIN COOKS

Finished with nine receptions for 68 yards (7.6 avg.) and one touchdown Grabbed his second touchdown reception as a member of the Texans and the 36th of his NFL career (2014-20) Notched consecutive games with at least eight receptions for the second time in his career and recorded consecutive games with a receiving touchdown for the seventh time in his career Tied for the third-most receptions in a game in his career (nine) and the most since Week 10 of 2018 when he was a member of the L.A. Rams (10)

CB KEION CROSSEN

Notched two special teams tackles Became the first Texans player with three straight seasons of at least five total special teams tackles since Akeem Dent in 2014-16

ILB ZACH CUNNINGHAM

Tied for the team lead with eight total tackles (two solo) Passed Benardick McKinney (60) for the most total tackles by a Texans player in the first six games of a season Became the 10th player in NFL history with at least 60 tackles and 2.0 sacks within the first six games of a season

K KA'IMI FAIRBAIRN

Scored six points on one made field goals and three made extra point attempts Connected on a 38-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter to cut Tennessee' lead to 21-10 Has not missed on a field goal attempt from within 40 yards since 2017 Converted 10 straight field goal attempts, dating back to Week 2 of this season against Baltimore

WR DARREN FELLS

Finished with a career-high 85 yards on six receptions (14.2 avg.) and one receiving touchdown Caught a one-yard touchdown pass on fourth down from QB Deshaun Watson in the second quarter to cut the Titans' lead to 14-7 Logged his third receiving touchdown of the season and the 20th of his NFL career Joined Chiefs TE Travis Kelce as the only tight ends with at least three touchdown receptions in each of the past four seasons Notched the most receiving yards by a Texans tight end since Ryan Griffin also had 85 receiving yards in Week 15 of 2016 Owns 10 touchdowns since joining the Texans in 2019, which is the third-most by a tight end over the last two seasons, trailing only Ravens TE Mark Andrews and Saints TE Jared Cook Remains the only NFL player with at least 15 receiving touchdowns (16) on less than 150 targets since 2017 Recorded consecutive games with a touchdown reception for the third time in his career Notched consecutive games with at least 50 receiving yards for the first time in his career Tied Garett Graham (10) for the third-most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in franchise history

WR WILL FULLER V

Finished with six receptions for 123 yards (20.5 avg.) and one receiving touchdown His 123 receiving yards were the most he has had in a game since Week 12 of 2019 against Indianapolis (140) Notched his 11th game with at least 100 receiving yards, which is the third-most in franchise history Caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from QB Deshaun Watson in the fourth quarter to give Houston a 30-29 lead Caught his fourth touchdown of the season and now owns 20 touchdowns in his NFL career (2016-20) Has logged 18 touchdown receptions from QB Deshaun Watson in 28 games played together Became the fastest receiver in Texans history with 2,500 receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns (48 games) Tied for the second-longest streak of at least 50 receiving yards and one touchdown reception in franchise history and the longest since DeAndre Hopkins (Weeks 6-11 of 2018) Recorded four straight games with a receiving touchdown for the first time since Weeks 4-8 of the 2017 season Owns at least one reception of 50-or-more yards in every season since he has been in the NFL (2016-20), joining DeAndre Hopkins as the only receivers in franchise history with a 50+ yard reception in each of their first five seasons Remains only the second wide receiver and fifth NFL player with over 15 receiving touchdowns on less than 220 targets since 2017, joining Darren Fells, Mark Andrews, Tyrell Williams and Cameron Brate Passed DeAndre Hopkins (19) for the most touchdown receptions through his first 48 career games in team history Joined DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson as the only players in Texans history with at least 25 receptions and 400 receiving yards in each of their first five seasons.

DT P.J. HALL

Set a career high with seven solo tackles and added one quarterback hit Notched six consecutive games with at least three total tackles for the first time in his career

RB DAVID JOHNSON

Ran for a team-high 57 yards on 19 carries (3.0 avg.) and scored one touchdown

* Caught one pass for 12 yards (12.0 avg.)

* Scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter to cut the Titans' lead to 21-17

* Logged his third rushing touchdown of the season and the 36th of his NFL career (2015-20)

OLB JACOB MARTIN

Finished with one solo tackle and a fumble recovery Recovered Titans QB Ryan Tannehill's fumble at the Titans' four-yard line after DE J.J. Watt's strip-sack Notched his first fumble recovery of the season and the second of his NFL career

S JUSTIN REID

Recorded seven total tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed Blocked Titans K Stephen Gostkowski's 27-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter for his first career field goal block. The block was recovered by S Michael Thomas at the Texans' 21-yard line Became the first Texans player to block a field goal since Angelo Blackson in Week 16 of the 2019 season Logged his second pass defensed of the season and the 17th of his NFL career Recorded six straight games with at least five tackles for the first time in his career Became the ninth player in franchise history with a tackle in each of his first 37 games

CB BRADLEY ROBY

Recorded seven total tackles (six solo) two passes defensed and one interception Intercepted a pass from Titans QB Ryan Tannehill at the Houston 31-yard line for his first interception of the season and the 10th of his career Notched his fourth and fifth pass defensed of the season and now owns 73 career pass defensed Became the third cornerback in NFL history to total 300 tackles in 45 or less games started Became only the fourth player in the NFL with an interception in each of the last seven seasons

S MICHAEL THOMAS

Recorded his third special teams tackle of the season and owns an NFL-best 66 special teams tackles since 2015 Recovered the blocked 27-yard field goal attempt by Titans K Stephen Gostkowski at the Texans' 21-yard line in the third quarter. S Justin Reid blocked the kick

QB DESHAUN WATSON

Completed 28-of-37 passes (75.7 percent) for 335 yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 138.9 rating Ran for 26 yards on four carries (6.5 avg.) Logged the fourth-highest passer rating of his career (138.9) and the highest since Week 13 of 2019 (140.7) Completed a one-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to TE Darren Fells in the second quarter to cut the Titans' lead to 14-7 Threw a four-yard touchdown pass WR Randall Cobb in the third quarter to give the Texans a 23-21 lead Completed a 53-yard touchdown pass to WR Will Fuller V in the fourth quarter to give Houston a 30-29 lead Threw a one-yard touchdown pass to WR Brandin Cooks in the fourth quarter to give the Texans a 36-29 lead Logged his 12th career game with at least three touchdown passes, which ties Matt Schaub for the most in team history. It marked Watson's second game with three-or-more touchdowns this season (Week 5 vs. Jacksonville) Owns six career games with four-or-more touchdown passes, trailing only Patrick Mahomes and Dan Marino for the most games by a quarterback in their first 45 career games in NFL history Joined Matt Schaub as the only quarterbacks to notch at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns in consecutive games in Texans history Owns 13 touchdown passes this season, which are the third-most through six games in franchise history, and now has 84 in his NFL career (2017-20) Recorded his 11th career touchdown pass of at least 40 yards Threw his 18th touchdown pass to WR Will Fuller V in 28 games played together Notched his fourth game with multiple touchdown passes this season and 25th of his career, which marks the second-most in team history Posted his fourth-consecutive game with multiple touchdown passes, which ties the third-longest streak in franchise history (Matt Schaub, four in 2010) and second-longest streak of his NFL career (five in 2017) Posted his third 300-yard passing game of 2020 and owns 13 in his career, which is second-most in team history Recorded three consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards for the first time since Weeks 3-5 of 2018 and the third time in his NFL career Passed Andrew Luck (80) for the fourth-most passing touchdowns and Peyton Manning (11,327) for the seventh-most passing yards by a player in their first 44 career games since 1970 Became the first quarterback in franchise history to complete at least 60 percent of his passes in each of the first six games of a season Became the only quarterback in the past two seasons with at least 250 passing yards and one touchdown pass in each of the first six games of a season, which is also the longest streak in franchise history Became the first quarterback in team history to throw for over 250 yards in each of the first six games of a season Owns the longest streak in franchise history with at least 250 passing yards and two touchdown passes (four straight games)

DE J.J. WATT

Finished with four solo tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble, one tackles for loss, one pass defensed and one quarterback hit Strip-sacked Titans QB Ryan Tannehill on 3rd-and-10 from the Titans' 10-yard line. The ball was recovered by OLB Jacob Martin at the Tennessee four-yard line Owns 25 career games with a sack and pass defensed, which marks the third-most in NFL history behind Julius Peppers and Jason Taylor Logged his sixth career game with at least 1.0 sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble, which ties him for the sixth-most in NFL history Owns a team-leading 3.0 sacks this season and a franchise-record 99.0 career sacks, which is the second-most in the NFL since 2011 Passed Joey Porter (98.0) for 35th on the NFL's all-time sack list Logged his third tackle for loss of the season and now owns 161 career tackles for loss, which is the most in the NFL since TFLs became an official stat Notched his sixth quarterback hit of the season and owns 271 career quarterback hits, which is the most in the NFL since QBHs became an official stat Notched his third pass defensed of the season and owns the sixth-most career passes defensed (57) by a defensive lineman in NFL history. He is also tied for the most passes defensed by a defensive lineman since 2011 Registered his first forced fumble of the season and the 24th of his NFL career, which is the most in franchise history, the fifth-most in the NFL since 2011 and the 24th-most in NFL history Became the 15th player in NFL history with 700-or-more career sack yards Passed Marcus Coleman (56) for the fourth-most passes defensed in franchise history

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