If Tennessee is able to close this out and get the #1 seed in the AFC with ALL the injuries they overcame and beat numerous quality teams— I don't even think it's up for debate—Mike Vrabel is Coach of the Year.
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"We knew what we were playing for... We found a way to make plays down the stretch when we needed it and that's why I'm proud of our guys." Ryan Tannehill speaks with @SherreeBurruss after the @Titans locked up the top seed in the AFC. pic.twitter.com/UJZadanbFq
Julio Jones hauls in a 3-yard TD. That's his first TD of the year and moves the Titans very close to the #1 seed in the AFC.
Touchdown for A.J. Brown! @1kalwaysopen_ 📺: #TENvsHOU on CBS 📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/MOjBneWxBR
The Titans have the No. 1 seed AND Derrick Henry is on the way back? Look out, rest of AFC. pic.twitter.com/wAyULOzIzz
What a catch by Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. @Titans across midfield
First down @Titans -- big time run and stretch by Dontrell Hilliard
Jeffery Simmons on not reporting as eligible on the D'Onta Foreman TD run that was called back. #Titans pic.twitter.com/olNVYR9c8v
.@Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk signs autographs for #Titans fans. pic.twitter.com/ow8pPXu6Ag
Jayon Brown getting some pregame work in. He's inactive today. #Titans pic.twitter.com/ANKS0agZFP
#Titans won the toss and defer. Zach Cunningham and Kevin Byard represented the team at the coin toss.
Jeffery Simmons comes into the game to plow a path for a Titans touchdown, but failed to report as eligible so a penalty negates the touchdown. Whoops!
Only 7 #Titans have started every game this year, and one (injured MyCole Pruitt) will see his streak end today. Here's the group through 16 games: Byard, B. Jones, Landry, Pruitt, Quessenberry, Simmons, Tannehill.
After the abrupt retirement of Malcolm Butler before the season, the @AZCardinals will have their first player wear No. 21 post Pat P today: CB Breon Borders.
Kristian Fulton was down for the Titans after the last play. He just sat up and slowly walked of the field. But he didn't go into the tent.
.@johnson80 greets former @HoustonTexans and @Titans teammate Ben Jones in warmups. pic.twitter.com/uAybK7bXhW
Ugly special-teams play there for #Titans: -Racey McMath flies past the punt returner and makes no impact. -Jordan Wilkins flagged for a late hit out of bounds.
#Titans' Denico Autry looking for a 5th straight game with a sack today. He's already tied his career high with 9 sacks this yr.
Chris Jackson can't stay with Amendola on 26-yard TD catch. Amendola has 7 catches for 113 and two TDs. He is 36 years old, 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds.
Jayon Brown was a healthy scratch. Rashaan Evans was a non-factor. Today was a preview of the future: Cunningham and Long. #Titans twitter.com/TDavenport_NFL…
VICTORY MONDAY! 🏈 It got a little nervy, but #Titans earn the top seed in the AFC and a first-round bye! Tannehill comes up with BIG plays! AJ and Julio made an impact! Plus, the Colts LOST and are OUT! 🤣 9:00 @Titans TE Anthony Firkser 9:20 @glennonsports @1045thezone pic.twitter.com/eDr14gXgx7
Kyle Peko snags a sack for a second straight week. #TItans
Taylor Lewan on the second half: "The classic Titans, man, you know? Led it. We fell asleep at the wheel on both sides of the ball. And then just Tannehill, just willing us into that thing." Also calls Tannehill a Goonie. "Never says die."
The Houston Texans announced their inactives for Week 18 against the Tennessee Titans Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Central Time at NRG Stadium.
For the Texans, receiver Chris Conley (knee), tight end Jordan Akins (illness), quarterback Deshaun Watson (not injury related), defensive end Chris Smith, defensive end Derek Rivers, and defensive end Ron’Dell Carter, and defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson were declared inactive.
Receiver Chris Moore, who was questionable with an illness, is active.
For the Titans, defensive tackle Teair Tart (ankle), defensive tackle Naquan Jones (knee), receiver Dez Fitzpatrick, cornerback Greg Mabin, outside linebacker Derick Roberson, tackle Kendall Lamm, and linebacker Jayon Brown were declared inactive
Twice this season a rookie threw for 300+ Pass Yards, 3+ Pass TD and 0 INT in a game ▪️Davis Mills (Week 5) ▪️Davis Mills (Week 18) pic.twitter.com/FlmRI8PvTn
It won't surprise me if coach David Culley gets fired by Nick Caserio and Jack Easterby after 1 season. It would be terribly unfair based on what they've stuck him with not to give him a second season. If he's fired, I expect Caserio and Easterby to hire a buddy from the Patriots
Following today's game, the #Texans will evaluate head coach David Culley's future as a potential Deshaun Watson trade looms this offseason. A detailed look ahead to Houston's plans from me and @TomPelissero: nfl.com/news/texans-wi…
Danny Amendola so far today: seven catches, 113 yards, two TDs. It's the first time in his NFL career that he's registered over 100 yards and two touchdowns in the same game.
Texans' one-year contract extension through 2022 season for veteran running back Rex Burkhead signed Friday has a value of $3 million, per league sources. Leading rusher with 403 yards and provides hard-nosed, decisive running style. Gained career-high 149 yards against Chargers
The Miami Dolphins are set to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon, as they are playing for pride and to prove they should be given opportunities going forward.
Before the game, the team revealed that running back Salvon Ahmed, wide receiver Preston Williams, tight end Hunter Long, linebacker Darius Hodge, and linebacker Vince Biegel will be inactive for this contest.
Since Phillip Lindsay and Duke Johnson arrived in Miami, Ahmed has essentially lost his spot on the roster. The rest of the group has been on and off the inactive list all year
Here's another notable thing: Davis Mills is 16/19, 240 yards and 3 TDs without Brandin Cooks, his leading receiver, in the second half.
Houston is, officially, one year removed from the Bill O’Brien era. On January 7, 2021, Nick Caserio was hired and every week since then has been dedicated to rebuilding an absolute mess left over by his predecessor.
Overwhelmingly, Caserio has done a fine job. He’s moved off several of the abysmal contracts signed during O’Brien’s tenure as general manager, accumulated draft capital, and seemingly hit a home run in his first rookie draft. Davis Mills, Nico Collins, Roy Lopez, and Garret Wallow have all been fine contributors during their first season in Houston despite their low draft investment
I apologize, but I have to opt back in because the Texans scored a TD after I said they'd get shut out. I was wrong. A gadget play. Mills hands to Burkhead, who tosses back to Mills, who throws a 28-yard TD to Chris Moore to make it 21-7. Okay, I'm opting out again.
Sean McDermott went to the playoffs with Tyrod Taylor. Mike Zimmer won division titles with Bridgewater and Keenum. Doug Marrone's Jags played for a Super Bowl with Blake Bortles. Is it harder without an "top-shelf QB"? Yes. But not impossible. twitter.com/ericgoodman/st…
Kamu Grugier-Hill said he wants to return to the Texans and "the feeling is mutual."
The #Titans ILB counts so far today: David Long 22 snaps Zach Cunningham 16 snaps Nick Dzubnar 1 snap Rashaan Evans 0
This is an example of how wretched the Texans are. Tannehill throws deep to Brown. Lonnie Johnson intercepts in the end zone, but S Eric Murray called for a 45-yard interference play. And Tannehill throws a 4-yard TD pass to Westbrook-Ikhine for a 21-0 lead.
Memo to OC Tim Kelly: Stop handing off the ball up the middle and losing yards. We don't need to see Burkhead and Johnson running for minus yards.
What a play by Tannehill. On third and 5, he got away from what should have been a sack by Jacob Martin and found Westbrook-Ikhine for a 36-yard gain. Wow!
HOUSTON — Despite having a breakout season during his second year in the league, injuries have been a significant problem for defensive end Jonathan Greenard.
According to the Houston Texans, Greenard is questionable to return to the Week 18 match against the Tennessee Titans with a foot injury. Greenard sustained the injury at the 2:26 mark of the first quarter at NRG Stadium.
Greenard has been a bright spot for the Texans amidst their 4-12 record. He leads the team in sacks with 8.0 on the season and has recorded two force fumbles in the process
|TEN||2ND||7:45||Ryan Tannehill passed to Anthony Firkser to the left for 5 yard touchdown||7||0|
|TEN||2ND||1:40||Ryan Tannehill passed to A.J. Brown to the left for 14 yard touchdown||14||0|
|TEN||2ND||0:15||Ryan Tannehill passed to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine to the right for 4 yard touchdown||21||0|
|HOU||3RD||9:54||Davis Mills passed to Chris Moore to the right for 28 yard touchdown||21||7|
|HOU||3RD||2:17||Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked a 31-yard field goal||21||10|
|HOU||4TH||11:48||Davis Mills passed to Danny Amendola down the middle for 7 yard touchdown. 2pt attempt converted, Davis Mills pass to Danny Amendola.||21||18|
|TEN||4TH||7:04||Ryan Tannehill passed to Julio Jones down the middle for 3 yard touchdown||28||18|
|HOU||4TH||4:08||Davis Mills passed to Danny Amendola to the right for 26 yard touchdown||28||25|
|Briley Moore||TE||Torn Acl||OUT|
|Dez Fitzpatrick||WR||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Caleb Farley||DB||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Jayon Brown||ILB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Greg Mabin||CB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Kendall Lamm||OT||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Cameron Batson||WR||Knee (acl)||OUT|
|Derick Roberson||OLB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Chris Smith||DL||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Phillip Dorsett II||WR||Foot||OUT|
|Derek Rivers||DE||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Jaleel Johnson||DL||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Deshaun Watson||QB||Not Injury Related||OUT|
|Ron'Dell Carter||DE||Gameday Inactive||OUT|