The first-place Texans jumped out to an early lead with two touchdowns in the first quarter. The first came less than three minutes in on a 54-yard pass from quarterback Matt Schaub to Lester Jean to set the tone early. Schaub finished the half 15-of-24 passing for 167 yards. Andre Johnson is the game's leading receiver so far with 56 yards on five receptions.
The only offense of the second quarter came when linebacker Tim Dobbins intercepted a pass from Titans quarterback Jack Locker and returned the ball to the Tennessee 3-yard line. Arian Foster took care of the rest with a short run to make it 21-3.
Locker is just 8-of-22 going into halftime, and while the teams are even at 55 yards apiece on the ground, Houston has a 167-89 edge on passing plays.