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NFL Week 16 Game Recap: Houston Texans 19, Tennessee Titans 14

Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Houston Texans safety Jalen Pitre (5) takes a knee after intercepting a Hail Mary attempt to end the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans defeated the Tennessee Titans in a divisional bout by a score of 19-14. The results brings Houston’s record to 2-12-1 on the year, while the Titans drop to 7-8.

Offensive spotlight: Titans running back Derrick Henry finished the game with 126 rushing yards and an initial 81.5 rushing grade. Despite the loss, he was the top offensive player on the day. He forced eight missed tackles and ripped off four explosive runs of 10-plus yards.

Defensive spotlight: Texans defensive tackle Maliek Collins finished the game with an 84.6 overall grade on first review. He recorded a 73.1 run defense grade with a 71.0 pass-rush grade across 42 total defensive snaps.

Rookie spotlight: Titans quarterback Malik Willis started the game for Tennessee and finished with a 65.5 overall grade. He ended 14-for-23 passing with 99 passing yards and a 50.5 passing grade. He also added 43 yards on the ground with an 85.3 rushing grade.

Offensive line spotlight: The three highest-graded offensive linemen in this game came from the Texans: Laremy Tunsil, Charlie Heck and A.J. Cann. All three recorded an overall blocking grade above 67.0. None of them allowed a sack on the day.

Box Score

Passing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Davis Mills 10.92 17 / 28 178 6.4 1 1
Jeff Driskel 3.2 3 / 4 40 10 0 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Malik Willis 12.26 14 / 23 99 4.3 0 2
Rushing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Davis Mills 10.92 4 8 2 0 5
Royce Freeman 4.8 16 32 2 0 5
Jeff Driskel 3.2 2 2 1 0 2
Dare Ogunbowale 2.8 8 28 3.5 0 8
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Derrick Henry 22.6 23 126 5.5 1 48
Malik Willis 12.26 7 43 6.1 1 14
Treylon Burks 1.5 1 15 15 0 15
Receiving
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Brandin Cooks 13.4 9 4 34 3.8 1
Rex Burkhead 8.7 2 2 7 3.5 0
Phillip Dorsett 7.5 3 3 45 15 0
Jordan Akins 6.9 3 3 39 13 0
Royce Freeman 4.8 1 1 6 6 0
Amari Rodgers 4.7 2 1 37 18.5 0
Chris Moore P 4.5 4 2 25 6.2 0
Brevin Jordan 4.1 2 2 21 10.5 0
Jeff Driskel 3.2 1 1 4 4 0
Troy Hairston 1 1 1 0 0 0
Teagan Quitoriano 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Derrick Henry 22.6 2 2 0 0 0
Robert Woods 7 4 4 30 7.5 0
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 4.3 3 2 23 7.7 0
Austin Hooper 4 4 2 20 5 0
Hassan Haskins 3.7 2 2 17 8.5 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo 2 2 1 10 5 0
Treylon Burks 1.5 3 0 0 0 0
Geoff Swaim 0.9 1 1 -1 -1 0

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