NFL Picks vs Spread: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans, Week 2

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Injuries, Keys to the Game, Advantages

Key Injuries (Titans, Sep. 11)

  • #TITANS INJURY REPORT (1/2): Full Participation—Zaviar Gooden (ankle). Did Not Practice—Shonn Greene (knee), Brett Kern (calf)…

    — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) September 11, 2013

     

  • #TITANS INJURY REPORT (2/2): … Did Not Practice—David Stewart (calf), Damian Williams (hamstring).

    — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) September 11, 2013

     

Key Injuries (Texans, Sep. 11)

  • #Texans Injury Report: TE Owen Daniels (back/groin), S Ed Reed (hip), G Wade Smith (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (quad) all limited #Titans

    — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 11, 2013

Keys to the Game

  • Containing J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus
  • Avoiding Slow Starts
  • Defending Play-Action
  • Run Defense (Chris Johnson & Shonn Greene, Arian Foster & Ben Tate)
  • Titans Playing Second Straight Opponent in Home-Opener
  • Can Titans Match Physicality of Texans?
  • Jake Locker vs. Texans Defensive Backfield
  • Field Possession, Kicking Game
  • Turnovers
  • Penalties
  • Time of Possession

Advantages

Quarterback: TEXANS
Running Backs: TEXANS
Receivers: TITANS (depth), TEXANS (Better No. 1, Andre Johnson)
Tight Ends: EVEN
Offensive Line: EVEN
Defensive Line: TEXANS
Linebackers: EVEN
Secondary: QUESTIONABLE
Special Teams: EVEN
Coaching: TEXANS

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Topics: 2013 NFL Predictions, Houston Texans, NFL, Tennessee Titans

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