It was as bad as it has been the season for the Tennessee Titans as they were embarrassed and blown out 34-6 by the visiting Houston Texans in a game that the Titans were never in and was much worse than the score indicated.
How bad were the grades for the Titans this week? We tell you here.
RUSHING OFFENSE- F
Antonio Andrews fumbled on the Titans first offensive possession, it was recovered and returned for a touchdown by the Texans Quintin Demps to put the visitors in front for good. David Cobb replaced ANdrews following the fumble and managed just 18 yards on seven carries in a futile rushing effort.
PASSING OFFENSE- F
Zach Mettenberger struggled to get anything at all going in the passing game, completing 27 of 51 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown along with one interception. The touchdown came with just 1:34 remaining in the game to avoid a shutout. It was a small consolation to an ugly day.
RUSHING DEFENSE- C
The Titans held the Texans to 128 yards as a team. It was a decent effort overall by the Titans run defense and the highest grade of the day.
PASSING DEFENSE- F
Texans quarterback Brandon Weeden managed to pass for just 200 yards in the game, but he was efficient and carved the Titans secondary up with his passing when he wanted to throw. The secondary was abused at key times that allowed the Texans to continue drives and score points.
SPECIAL TEAMS- D
The special teams struggled to return kickoffs with any efficiency and Ryan Succop missed his lone PAT. The punt coverage unit was good and Brett Kern continues to punt at a Pro-Bowl level which helped keep the Texans in bad field position part of the day or the score could have been far worse.
While the game plan might have been the best ever, we never got to see it as the team seemed to die after Andrews fumble and the coaches could not recover or turn the momentum back around.