The Texans stopped a two-game skid, even with Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson missing his third consecutive game and fullback James Casey his second because of injuries. Quarterback Matt Schaub threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns as the Texans won for the second time in three years at the home of the team they replaced in Houston.
Tennessee now has lost two in a row, wasting the half-game division lead it picked up when Houston lost during the Titans' bye last week. Fans booed Chris Johnson as he was stopped early and often, and he finished with 18 yards on 10 carries. The crowd began leaving early during the fourth quarter.
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