Houston Texans defense uses big plays to dominate

By Joe Serenka
Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

In the week 4 AFC South match up between the Houston Texans and the Tennessee Titans the Texans won in convincing fashion. The final score of the game was 38-14 and Houston never trailed in the game. On offense the Texans were incredibly balanced as quarterback Matt Schaub completed 20 of 28 passes for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns. As for the running game the Texans ran the ball 31 times led by running back Arian Foster. He ran the ball 24 times for 86 yards and a touchdown. While the offense was very effective the big plays by the defense were key to the victory.

Titans quarterback Jake Locker only attempted two passes before leaving the game with a an injury and handing the ball over to back up Matt Hasselbeck. Offensively the Titans had an okay day as running back Chris Johnson found his previous form and rushed for 141 on 25 carries. In the passing game Hasselbeck had 193 yards and 2 touchdowns withe 2 interceptions. The interceptions are the story for the defense in this game with the first occurring in the 3rd quarter. On the play Texans defensive back Daniel Manning was able to pick of the ball and return it 55 yards for a touchdown. This was the first score of the second half and pushed the Texans lead up to two touchdowns.

The second interception occurred in the 4th quarter. on the play Texans corner back Kareem Jackson picked off the ball and returned it 63 yards for the score. This interception put the game out of reach for the Titans as it increased the lead to 38-7 and was an emotional blow to the Titans taking away any hope that they had for a comeback.

Joe Serenka, Houston Texans Blogger follow him on Twitter @Texansblogster

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