When the sun set on October 13, the Texans were 4-2 and flying home from Kansas City after a 31-24 victory over the Chiefs. The Titans, meanwhile, headed back to Nashville at 2-4, fresh off getting shut out 16-0 in Denver.
A flurry of events have happened since, and Houston meets Tennessee this Sunday at Nissan Stadium with both AFC South squads sporting 8-5 records and sharing the division lead.
They'll close out the regular season at NRG Stadium on December 29, but for now, the Texans are focused on beating a Titans team that's won six of it's last seven. Head coach Bill O'Brien reeled off a few impressive things working in Tennessee's favor the last two months.
"30 points or more per game in the last four games in a row," O'Brien said. "Playing good defense. Got a lot of good players, running the ball. Very difficult opponent."
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel made a change at quarterback to Ryan Tannehill after that loss to the Broncos, and it's proven to be an ignition. Tannehill's completed 73.4 percent of his passes for 1,993 yards, with 15 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He's also run for a trio of scores.
"He's always been a very accurate passer, and he's very athletic," O'Brien said. "They're doing a good job. They have a good running game and any time you have a good running game, that helps the quarterback. He's doing a really good job."
Safety Justin Reid said the Texans are looking forward to getting back on the field and making what happened Sunday against the Broncos a "distant memory". Success against a good team in Nashville would help in that regard.
"They're on a little bit of a roll," Reid said. "Vrabel's doing a great job coaching them. We'll just be up for the challenge of it."
Cornerback Bradley Roby agreed with Reid.
"They're doing well since Tannehill's been in," Roby said. "Scoring a lot of points. They'll be a tough challenge."
Kickoff is Sunday at noon CT.
Houston Texans Fans come out to NRG Stadium for the thirteenth game of the 2019 NFL season against the Broncos.