Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Tennessee Titans won 16-9. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans: Early 8.5-Point Underdog to Houston Texans

How much national respect do the Tennessee Titans get for ending a 10-game home-opener winning streak? How about a second consecutive week with an odds line that makes them at least a one-touchdown underdog. Or how about an odds line that’s even larger than the week before.

According to, the Titans enter their Week 2 matchup against the Houston Texans as 8.5-point underdogs. The Titans are coming off a 16-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Texans are coming off a Monday Night football win against the San Diego Chargers, 31-28. The Texans had to battle back from a 28-7 deficit to avoid a 0-1 start.

Looks like that upset win in Pittsburgh did nothing to change the perception of Titans football. If the Titans really want to gain some attention, then pulling off another home-opener upset in Houston may do the trick. The Texans have a much better offensive line and a stable of running backs who can run, catch and block.

What do Titan Sized readers think about this line? What are their predictions for this game? Give your takes in the comments, Twitter or Facebook.

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