Texans–Titans rivalry

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Texans–Titans football rivalry
First meeting November 10, 2002
Tennessee 17, Houston 10
Latest meeting January 1, 2017
Tennessee 24, Houston 17
Next meeting TBD
Statistics
Meetings total 29
All-time series Tennessee leads 16–14–0
Largest victory 34 points
Houston 41, Tennessee 7 (October 23, 2011)
Smallest victory HOU 13, TEN 12 (2008)
TEN 23, HOU 22 (2011)
Current win streak Tennessee Titans: 1 win
Championship Success

Super Bowl Championships (0)

  • HOU – None
  • TEN – None

Conference Championships (1)

  • HOU – None
  • TEN1999

Division Championships (5)

The Texans–Titans rivalry is an NFL rivalry between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans.

The Texans–Titans rivalry is an intense rivalry, pitting the Tennessee Titans (formerly based in Houston as the Houston Oilers) with Houston's present-day team, the Texans. The 2002 expansion and conference realignment by the NFL put a new team into Houston. With the expansion Texans in place, the NFL's realignment created the AFC South and put the two teams together as division rivals. Following the 2016 matchups between the teams, the Titans lead the series 16-14.

History[edit]

2010s[edit]

The bitterness of the rivalry has led to fistfights between the teams during games. One notable fight was on November 28, 2010, when Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan exchanged blows after a play and were ejected. The Texans finished that game 20-0.[1]

The rivalry became more competitive in 2011 as both teams were in the hunt for the division title most of the year. In Week 7, the Titans hosted the Texans in a match-up for the division lead and was the home field favorite while Houston was coming off of a 2-game losing streak. The Texans won 41–7 and went on to win the division that year.[2] In Week 17, Houston hosted Tennessee; the Titans had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Titans won on a botched two-point conversion try by the Texans, who were trying for the win.[3] Due to the playoff scenarios, the Titans missed the playoffs. If Tennessee made the playoffs, they would have faced the Texans.

Game results[edit]

2000s (Titans 12-4)[edit]

Texans host the Titans, 2005
Season Date Winner Result Location
2002 November 10 Tennessee Titans 17–10 The Coliseum (Nashville)
December 29 Tennessee Titans 13–3 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
2003 October 12 Tennessee Titans 38–17 The Coliseum (Nashville)
December 21 Tennessee Titans 27–24 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
2004 October 17 Houston Texans 20–10 The Coliseum (Nashville)
November 28 Houston Texans 31–21 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
2005 October 9 Tennessee Titans 34–20 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
December 11 Tennessee Titans 13–10 The Coliseum (Nashville)
2006 October 29 Tennessee Titans 28–22 LP Field (Nashville)
December 10 Tennessee Titans 26–20 (OT) Reliant Stadium (Houston)
2007 October 21 Tennessee Titans 38–36 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
December 2 Tennessee Titans 31–28 LP Field (Nashville)
2008 September 21 Tennessee Titans 31–12 LP Field (Nashville)
December 14 Houston Texans 13–12 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
2009 September 20 Houston Texans 34–31 LP Field (Nashville)
November 23 Tennessee Titans 20–17 Reliant Stadium (Houston)

2010s (Texans 10-4)[edit]

Season Date Winner Result Location
2010 November 28 Houston Texans 20–0 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
December 19 Tennessee Titans | 31–17 LP Field (Nashville)
2011 October 23 Houston Texans 41–7 LP Field (Nashville)
January 1, 2012 Tennessee Titans 23–22 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
2012 September 30 Houston Texans 38–14 Reliant Stadium (Houston)
December 2 Houston Texans 24–10 LP Field (Tennessee)
2013 September 15 Houston Texans 30–24 (OT) Reliant Stadium (Houston)
December 29 Tennessee Titans 16–10 LP Field (Nashville)
2014 October 26 Houston Texans 30–16 LP Field (Nashville)
November 30 Houston Texans 45–21 NRG Stadium (Houston)
2015 November 1 Houston Texans 20-6 NRG Stadium (Houston)
December 27 Houston Texans 34-6 Nissan Stadium (Nashville)
2016 October 2 Houston Texans 27-20 NRG Stadium (Houston)
January 1, 2017 Tennessee Titans 24-17 Nissan Stadium (Nashville)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andre Johnson Fights Cortland Finnegan: Texans Beat Titans 20-0 (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. November 29, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans - Box Score - October 23, 2011". ESPN. October 23, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans - Recap - January 1, 2012". ESPN. January 1, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 

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