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Did you know... the Texans have won eight of the last ten matchups with the Titans, with the only losses coming in 2013 in the final game of that dismal season and the last game of the 2011 season when playoff positioning was set and locked in? The Texans have also won the last four games and five of the last six.

Did you know… Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota have thrown the exact same number of interceptions (four) in the season's first three games?

Did you know... Mariota has thrown four interceptions in 2016 in three games? In his Heisman winning season of 2014, he threw four interceptions... in 15 games.

Did you know... Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller V is 12th in the league in receiving yards (242) and leads all rookies in that category? At that rate, he's seventh in the league in yards per reception (20.2).

Did you know... Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney is tied for ninth in the NFL with 29 total tackles?

Did you know... the Texans have only have two players from the Big 12 - long snapper Jon Weeks from Baylor and quarterback DeAndre Hopkins from Oklahoma State? In fact, the Texans have more players from Rice (Christian Covington) than from Texas, TCU and Oklahoma combined.

Did you know... Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota played in the Pac-12 at Arizona State and Oregon, respectively, then entered the NFL in the same division in the same year? However, this will be the first time that they'll be on the same field during a game, opposing one another. The two universities didn't play each other in either of the final two years of Strong's career at Arizona State and Mariota missed both games last year.

Did you know... with J.J. Watt out and Brian Cushing's and Duane Brown's game status up in the air, this could be the first game since Week 4 of the 2010 season that neither one of those players will be in uniform? Hopefully, Cushing or Brown can make it back to keep the streak alive... and of course, to play like a champion.

Did you know... Titans running back Derrick Henry broke the all-time high school yardage rushing record that was once held by Sugar Land High School (no longer exists) star Ken Hall? The Sugar Land Express, as he was once known, held the record for nearly seven decades before Henry broke that mark during his senior year at Yulee (FL) High School. The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner ran for 12,124 yards on 1,397 carries (8.7 average) and averaged 252.6 yards per game. He also had 153 rushing touchdowns in his career. As a senior, he averaged 327.8 yards per game on the ground and had 55 scores. Sounds like Charles James' numbers when he plays Madden.

Did you know... Texans rookie receiver Will Fuller V had the smallest hands (8 1/4) at the 2016 NFL Combine, followed shortly thereafter by Titans rookie receiver Tajae Sharpe (8 3/8)? All those two have done is combine for 26 catches for 399 yards and one touchdown in their first three games in the NFL. So much for that measurement being a liability.

Did you know… Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught 15 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns in 2015 against the Titans? He had a nine-reception game in 2014, piling up 234 yards and two touchdowns. In 2013, he caught the game-winner in game two against the Titans.

That should be enough to keep you going until Sunday afternoon. See ya then, everyone!

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