Titans fluster Matt Schaub, hammer Texans

The Tennessee Titans won their third straight game after beating the Houston Texans 31-12. Houston QB Matt Schaub had a rough day, throwing for only 188 yards and three interceptions.

It was over when…
Titans CB Cortland Finnegan squashed any hopes of a late Texans comeback by intercepting Matt Schaub on Tennessee’s 1-yard line and returning it a franchise record 99 yards for a touchdown. The score gave the Titans a 31-12 lead with 1:17 remaining. The pick was Finnegan’s fourth of the season.

Game ball
Titans running back LenDale White scored two touchdowns. … On defense, safety Michael Griffin intercepted Schaub twice.

Key stat
Texans rookie running back Steve Slaton gained 104 yards on nine carries in the first half and just 12 yards on nine carries in the second half.

Noteworthy
Tennessee is 3-0 for the first time since 1999. … The Titans now have defeated the Texans seven consecutive times. … Schaub did not complete his first pass until 14:40 remained in the second quarter, throwing an interception and fumbling the ball in that span. He finished 17 of 37 for 117 yards, no touchdowns, three interceptions and two fumbles.

Rookie Steve Slaton had himself a day, rushing for 116 yards and a touchdown, but Schaub’s poor play negated it. The Texans drove inside the red zone three times down 24-12 in the fourth quarter and came away with zero points. Tennessee’s defense deserves a lot of credit for shutting Houston down several times at the goal line, but Schuab was absolutely brutal.

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