The Houston Texans are going to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend to try to stave off what would be their first losing season since 2006. It is no small task, as they are going up against veteran quarterback Kerry Collins who is more than capable of carving up a Texans secondary well-chronicled as the league's worst against the pass.
The last time the Texans went up against the Titans they were facing Florida Atlantic rookie quarterback Rusty Smith, resulting in a 20 - 0 home victory. Kerry Collins, however, has a history of beating Houston with his arm. The Texans coming away with a win seems as unlikely as a "hug-it-out" embrace between Cortland Finnegan and Andre Johnson when they line up across from each other for the first time since the fight that got them both ejected from the game on November 28th at Reliant Stadium.
At 5 - 8 and with three games remaining, the Texans must prevail in Tennessee, follow that up with a victory in the snow in Denver, and produce a "this is our house" statement-win in front of their fans with what will be their final game of the season on January 2nd to achieve what would be their third .500 record in the last four years.
With seven losses in their last eight games, the Texans may want to revisit exactly how they pulled off their only win in the last two months. I would advise they start by remembering the Titans.