The Texans defeated their second division rival in as many weeks with a 34-6 win at Tennessee.
In his first start as a Texan, Brandon Weeden was 15-of-24 for 200 yards, with three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) and a 116.7 passer rating. The Texans were without starter Brian Hoyer for a second-consecutive week, but had Weeden and newly signed B.J. Daniels, who also took snaps at quarterback.
The Texans had an early 7-0 lead after Kareem Jackson forced a fumble on the Titans opening drive and safety Quintin Demps returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. Houston forced four turnovers.
The Texans defense kept the Titans scoreless until under two minutes left in the game. That late score was the first touchdown Romeo Crennel's unit has given up in five quarters.
J.J. Watt had the lone sack of the day on Zach Mettenberger, who was 27-of-51 for 234 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and a 63.7 passer rating. Tre McBride caught the one-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 left in the game.
DeAndre Hopkins caught seven passes for 117 yards, and one touchdown in his sixth 100-yard game of 2015. Hopkins scored on a 15-yard touchdown catch early in the third quarter. On the very next drive, Nate Washington also caught a touchdown pass on a 13-yard pass from Weeden. Houston's running backs, led by Alfred Blue, combined for 128 yards rushing in the win.
The Texans scored a season-high 34 points in the victory and improve to 8-7 on the season. Houston will host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2015 regular season finale on Sunday.
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