- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter
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What it means: The Titans halted a six-game losing skid and improved to 6-8, maintaining faint hopes of a playoff berth. The Texans dropped to 5-9 and will finish with their first losing season since 2006.
What I liked: Tennessee has had difficulty producing points on offense, but on its first three possessions it marched to 21 points and led by three touchdowns just 12:28 into the game. While the Texans have made a living out of closing such margins to make for compelling games at the end, they never got close in this one. The Titans had a lot of the ingredients that key them in good times show up -- four sacks, 130 rushing yards and a score from Chris Johnson, six catches for 128 yards from Kenny Britt.
What I want to know: How can the Titans hold the Texans to 5-for-13 on third down conversions when they struggled so badly on third down against some inferior offenses during their last six games?
What’s next: The Titans head to Kansas City while the Texans travel to Denver.
Thoughts on the Tennessee Titans' 31-17 win against the Houston Texans at LP Field.What it means: The Titans halted a six-game losing skid and improved to 6-8, maintaining faint hopes of a playoff berth.