Keys to Victory for Houston in Week 2


Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson (80) is tackled by San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox (22) after a gain during the second half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, the Texans will square off against the Tennessee Titans in what is sure to be an exciting match up. The Titans have an explosive running back in Chris Johnson. Johnson has excellent speed and elusiveness and can make would be tacklers look foolish with his shiftiness. I’m expecting the Titans to use Johnson extensively in this game.

In order for Houston to win this game, they must contain Chris Johnson. If the can keep Johnson at bay, the Tennessee offense will struggle to generate any kind of offense. I’m not very impressed with the Titans passing attack, and I believe if the Texans can stop Johnson, the Titans offense will bog down.

The Texans have an explosive offense with multiple big threats at their disposal. Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins are devastating receivers and both of them should have a huge impact in this game. Matt Schaub needs to get both of these guys involved in the offense as soon as possible.

Head coach Gary Kubiak said that he is expecting Arian Foster and Ben Tate to split carries again this week. Houston must keep a balanced offensive attack against the Titans this week. Last week against the San Diego Chargers the Texans only ran the ball 28 times for 120 yards and zero touchdowns. They must run the ball more effectively this week against Tennessee.