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PREVIEW: TITANS-TEXANS

Tennessee Titans (5-8) AFC South vs Houston Texans (5-8) AFC South

Television: CBS Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots NOON CT

Venue: LP Field Nashville, Tenn

Surface: Natural Grass

Capacity: 69,143

Opened in: 1999

Tennessee General Manager: Mike Reinfeldt

Owner: K.S. "Bud" Adams Jr.

Titans Coaches:
Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
Offensive Coordinator: Mike Heimerdinger
Defensive Coordinator: Chuck Cecil

Texans Coaches:
Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
Offensive Coordinator: Rick Dennison
Defensive Coordinator: Frank Bush

Houston General Manager: Rick Smith

Owner: Bob McNair

Titans 2010 Offensive Ranking: 28th (overall), 14th (rushing), 30th (passing)
Titans 2010 Defensive Rankings: 24th (overall), 21st (rushing), 26th (passing)

Texans 2010 Offensive Rankings: 9th (overall), 7th (rushing), 7th (passing)
Texans 2010 Defensive Rankings: 30th (overall), 6th (rushing), 32nd (passing)

Head Referee: Gene Steratore
Head Linesman: Jerry Bergman

Chris Johnson has 23 career 100-yard rushing games and seven this season.

CJ has became the third player in franchise history with three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons joining Eddie George and Earl Campbell.

A touchdown reception by Randy Moss, would make him the first player in NFL history to accomplish that feat with three different teams in the same season.

Moss' (14,840 career receiving yards) has him just 95 yards from passing wide receiver Tim Brown (14,934) for fourth in NFL history.

This game will the 200th career regular season game for Randy Moss.

Kicker Rob Bironas currently has a streak of 17 consecutive made field goals, which is three behind the record currently shared by Bironas (20 in 2007-08) and Al Del Greco (20 in 1998-99).

With quarterback Kerry Collins' three touchdown passes against the Colts last week; He became the 31st player in NFL history to throw 200 career touchdown passes.

Collins has thrown for 39,669 career passing yards, and needs 331 passing yards to become the 12th player in NFL history to reach 40,000 passing yards.

Wide receiver Justin Gage had one catch for six yards against Indianapolis last week, and that reception put him at 200 career receptions. He has 2,957 yards and needs 43 yards to put him at 3,000 career yards.

Safety Michael Griffin has 109 tackles this season, he reached a new career high for a single season which he held last year with 108.

Jeff Fisher has coached 269 career games, and Sunday's game against the Texans will move him into eighth place on the NFL's all-time list of games by a head coach with one team; Passing former New York Giants head coach Steve Owen.

Jeff Fisher's Record vs Texans is 12-5. Fisher has coached 259 regular season games as the head coach of the Oilers/Titans. Putting him just one game shy of breaking Bud Grant's record of 259 with the Minnesota Vikings.

Last year at LP Field on Sept. 20, the Texans defeated the Titans 34-31, despite Chris Johnson rushing for 197 yards and hauling in 87-yards receiving.

Last meeting between these teams was on Nov. 28, when rookie quarterback Rusty Smith made his first career start in the NFL as the Titans were shutout 20-0.

The Titans have dropped six games in a row, and are 1-3 in divisional play.

The Texans have lost 6 of their last 7 contests, with the lone victory coming over the Titans.

Bruce Matthews serves as the Houston offensive assistant, he enjoyed a Hall of Fame career with the Oilers/Titans from 1983-2001.

Bruce's son Kevin Matthews, an undrafted center from Texas A&M, was elevated from the Titans practice squad to the 53-man roster this week when defensive tackle Tony Brown was moved to IR.

Defensive end Jason Babin was the Texans' first-round pick (27th overall) in the 2004 draft.

Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger was the wide receivers coach with the Denver Broncos when Gary Kubiak was the OC there.

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