Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans

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Game Information
Location: NRG Stadium Houston, Texas
Attendance: 71,804

HOUSTON (AP) After dealing with a revolving door at quarterback since he was drafted in 2013, Houston's DeAndre Hopkins couldn't hide his glee when asked what it felt like to be a part of the best offensive day in franchise history - thanks to another big game by rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

"It means a lot," Hopkins said Sunday after a 57-14 walloping of the Tennessee Titans. "You have to thank the organization for going out and moving up and getting a guy like Deshaun Watson. Taking that risk on moving up and trading draft picks to get a guy that they know can do this for this organization."

In his third NFL start, Watson threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as the Texans scored the most points in franchise history. Watson, the 12th pick in this year's draft, became the first rookie to throw four touchdown passes and run for another one since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 and tied an NFL record for most TDs by a rookie quarterback.

"Just growing with my confidence," Watson said. "Being able to operate and run this offense, making sure we're in the right plays and just bringing the energy and leadership to this team. And I try and do that each and every play, make sure we're in the right play and just kind of continue to grow from there."

The Texans (2-2) outdid their previous highest point total of 45 set in a victory over the Titans in 2014 and scored the most points in the NFL since Seattle scored 58 on Dec. 9, 2012 against Arizona.

The Texans rave about the confidence Watson brings to the huddle and believe his attitude is contagious.

"Just seeing your quarterback have that swagger and that demeanor to want to win and want to keep the ball going down the field, that gets everybody going," running back Lamar Miller said. "I know me and it makes me want to play even harder to get the win."

Houston's defense got things going when Andre Hal intercepted Marcus Mariota on the game's third play. It was the first of four interceptions for Houston's defense. Mariota, who became the first Titans quarterback with two rushing touchdowns in a game since Steve McNair in 2003, injured his hamstring and didn't play after halftime. Matt Cassel took over for the Titans (2-2) and threw for 21 yards with two interceptions.

Watson then led Houston's offense to touchdowns on three straight possessions for a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. It was the first time since Oct. 19, 2008 that Houston scored a touchdown on each of its first three possessions.

The first score came on a 2-yard run by Miller. Watson then found Hopkins on an 8-yard pass before connecting with Will Fuller on a 16-yarder.

"We didn't do a very good job of stopping them defensively, but their quarterback played extremely well," Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey said. "I was thoroughly impressed with him ... a number of times, we had him on the run and he escaped or made great throws. We've got to do a better job."

Mariota had touchdown runs of 34 and 2 yards in the second quarter sandwiched around a field goal by Houston to cut the lead to 24-14. But Watson's 1-yard touchdown scamper pushed Houston's lead to 30-14 at halftime after the kick failed.

Watson was 25 of 34 for 283 yards. Mariota threw for 96 yards and ran for 39 before he was injured.

Watson found Fuller again in the third quarter on a 10-yard strike to make it 37-14. His fourth TD throw came early in the fourth quarter on an 8-yard pass to Miller.

Ka'imi Fairbairn made a 40-yard field goal to extend the lead to 47-14.

Rookie Dylan Cole added to the lead when he returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown with about nine minutes remaining.

Hopkins finished with 10 receptions for 107 yards for his first 100-yard game this season and the 14th of his career.

Jadeveon Clowney sacked Cassel and forced a fumble later in the fourth quarter which the Texans recovered. Backup Tom Savage took over for Watson and the Texans added a 33-yard field goal.

INJURY UPDATE

Mularkey said they'll know more about Mariota's injury after he has an MRI on Monday. ... Houston receiver Tyler Ervin injured his knee in the first quarter and didn't return.

STAT WATCH

Houston's 445 yards were its most since 2014. ... The Texans' 33 first downs were the second most in franchise history. ... Houston's defense finished with five turnovers, its most since also getting five on Nov. 23, 2008 against Cleveland. ... The Texans tied a franchise record with four interceptions. It was the first time they'd had four in a game since Nov. 12, 2006 against Jacksonville.

UP NEXT

Titans: Visit the Dolphins next Sunday.

Texans: Host the Chiefs on Sunday night.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Texans
12:13 Lamar Miller 2 yd run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 0 7
05:09 DeAndre Hopkins 8 yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 0 14

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Texans
14:54 Will Fuller V 16 yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 0 21
11:44 Marcus Mariota 34 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 7 21
06:01 Ka'imi Fairbairn 50 yd FG 7 24
01:50 Marcus Mariota 2 yd run (Ryan Succop kick) 14 24
01:19 Deshaun Watson 1 yd run (missed kick) 14 30

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Texans
06:51 Will Fuller V 10 yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 14 37

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Titans Texans
11:19 Lamar Miller 8 yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 14 44
08:39 Ka'imi Fairbairn 40 yd FG 14 47
08:31 Dylan Cole 25 yd interception return (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 14 54
03:34 Ka'imi Fairbairn 33 yd FG 14 57

Team Stats
  Tennessee Houston
1st Downs 9 33
Total Yards 195 445
Passing 109 272
Passing Completions/Attempts 10-20 25-34
Yards/Pass 5.0 7.6
Rushing 86 173
Rushing Attempts 19 42
Yards/Rush 4.5 4.1
Turnovers 5 1
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 4 1
Possession 20:19 39:41

Tennessee Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Marcus Mariota 6 10 96 9.6 0 2
Matt Cassel 4 10 21 2.1 0 2

Houston Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Deshaun Watson 25 34 283 8.3 4 1
Tom Savage 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Tennessee Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Marcus Mariota 4 39 9.8 2 34
DeMarco Murray 7 31 4.4 0 9
Derrick Henry 6 7 1.2 0 3
Taywan Taylor 1 6 6.0 0 6
David Fluellen 1 3 3.0 0 3

Houston Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Lamar Miller 19 75 4.0 1 9
D'Onta Foreman 13 45 3.5 0 16
Deshaun Watson 4 24 6.0 1 10
Bruce Ellington 1 13 13.0 0 13
Alfred Blue 4 12 3.0 0 8
Will Fuller V 1 4 4.0 0 4

Tennessee Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Delanie Walker 3 51 17.0 0 21
Rishard Matthews 3 49 16.3 0 28
Eric Decker 2 13 6.5 0 7
DeMarco Murray 2 4 2.0 0 4
Taywan Taylor 0 0 0.0 0

Houston Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
DeAndre Hopkins 10 107 10.7 1 21
Lamar Miller 4 56 14.0 1 32
Bruce Ellington 3 44 14.7 0 35
Will Fuller V 4 35 8.8 2 16
Stephen Anderson 2 28 14.0 0 17
Ryan Griffin 2 13 6.5 0 7

Tennessee Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jurrell Casey 5 2 1 3
Adoree' Jackson 5 0 0 0
Logan Ryan 5 1 0 0
Kevin Byard 4 5 0 0
Brian Orakpo 4 1 0 0
Curtis Riley 4 0 0 0
LeShaun Sims 4 0 0 0
Wesley Woodyard 4 5 0 0
Derrick Morgan 2 0 1 8
Jayon Brown 2 2 0 0
Austin Johnson 2 1 0 0
Karl Klug 2 0 0 0
Erik Walden 2 1 0 0
Sylvester Williams 2 0 0 0
Avery Williamson 2 3 0 0
DaQuan Jones 1 0 0 0
Matt Cassel 0 0 0 0
Rishard Matthews 0 0 0 0
Brice McCain 0 1 0 0
Nate Palmer 0 3 0 0
Da'Norris Searcy 0 2 0 0
Phillip Supernaw 0 0 0 0
Taywan Taylor 0 0 0 0
Brynden Trawick 0 0 0 0
Delanie Walker 0 0 0 0

Houston Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Dylan Cole 3 2 1 1
Johnthan Banks 3 0 0 0
Benardrick McKinney 3 0 0 0
Jadeveon Clowney 2 0 1 7
Zach Cunningham 2 1 0 0
Marcus Gilchrist 2 0 0 0
Kareem Jackson 2 1 0 0
Christian Covington 1 1 0 0
Andre Hal 1 3 0 0
Joel Heath 1 0 0 0
Johnathan Joseph 1 1 0 0
Whitney Mercilus 1 0 0 0
D.J. Reader 1 0 0 0
Brennan Scarlett 1 0 0 0
Brandon Dunn 0 2 0 0
Ka'imi Fairbairn 0 0 0 0
DeAndre Hopkins 0 0 0 0
Corey Moore 0 1 0 0
Jordan Todman 0 0 0 0
Carlos Watkins 0 1 0 0
J.J. Watt 0 0 0 0

Tennessee Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Kevin Byard 1 7 0

Houston Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Andre Hal 2 3 0
Dylan Cole 1 25 1
Marcus Gilchrist 1 17 0

Tennessee Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adoree' Jackson 3 71 23.7 0 48

Houston Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Chris Thompson 1 42 42.0 0 42

Tennessee Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adoree' Jackson 1 3 3.0 0 3

Houston Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tyler Ervin 1 4 4.0 0 4
Chris Thompson 1 0 0.0 0 0

Tennessee Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

Houston Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Ka'imi Fairbairn 3 3 100.0 50

Tennessee Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Brett Kern 5 246 54

Houston Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Shane Lechler 2 122 61