1. Don't be flat. The Titans are coming off an emotional win against Buffalo Tuesday night and now will be working on a short week against the Texans and with a roster that is banged up. The Titans cannot afford to let the Texans, who are 1-4 and playing now under interim coach Romeo Crennel, have life early, because they have weapons that are capable of winning the game. The old Titans developed a bad habit of winning when they weren't expected to (Buffalo) and then following that by losing when they weren't expected to. This is a chance for them to prove they are different.
2. Get a big game from Clowney. Jadeveon Clowney seemings to be leading the world in almost sacking the quarterback Clowney has been close a number of times in the Titans first four games, but still has yet to have any sacks this season. Playing against his old team in the Texans, the former No.1 overall pick should be plenty motivated to have a big game on Sunday.
3. Keep pouring it on. Who would have ever thought that the Tennessee Titans would be one of the NFL's most explosive offenses? But that has been exactly the case since Ryan Tannehill took over last year as the starting quarterback. In 14 regular-season starts, Tannehill has 31 touchdown passes to just six interceptions – numbers that are astounding, and in large part helped by teams focusing on Derrick Henry to create a lot of one-on-one matchups. But credit Tannehill for exploiting that and the offensive line for giving him time to make precise throws that give the receivers the opportunity to not only catch the ball, but do something with it after the reception. The Texans still have J.J. Watt and some other weapons on defense, but there are areas the Titans can exploit. Tannehill hopes to find those mismatches and take advantage.