This week the Texans renew arguably their most intense rivalry–that with the former Houston occupying Tennessee Titans. The two teams have played a number of memorable games since the inception of the rivalry in 2002. Here are the top five contests between the two teams:
5. December 10, 2006: Titans 26, Texans 20 (OT)
This one turned out to be a loss for the Texans, but still it was a great game. The number one overall pick in the 2006 draft (Mario Williams) by the Texans went up against third overall pick Vince Young, former Texas Longhorns hero who led them to a National Championship the prior year. Ron Dayne ran for two touchdowns and Travis Henry countered for Tennessee with two touchdowns of his own. Neither quarterback, Young or David Carr, threw a touchdown pass in the game.
Of course, the play everyone remembers was the overtime touchdown run by Young from 39 yards out that gave the Titans the overtime win. Meanwhile, Mario Williams managed just three tackles in the game. However, long term the Texans got the last laugh. Young flamed out after a couple seasons and Williams would become a very good pass rusher.