Please use this thread to talk football. Keep the smack out up to kickoff. We have multiple thread in the Smack Forum for that. Any smack I see in here will be deleted. A few thoughts and keys to the Titans having a chance in this one… Get an early lead. We've seen what happens when the Titan fall behind and it ain't pretty. The only thing worse than our run game is totally removing the threat of the run. It's also a big confidence boost. Despite the big plays last week, I don't see the Titans doing well in a situation where they have to play from behind. It could get real ugly, real fast. Locker needs to play "within himself". I think saying a player should play "within himself" is a goofy sports cliche but, in this case, it seems appropriate. If Locker puts too much pressure on himself to do too much, I think he'll struggle. Last week, Locker hit a lot of high percentage passes early, gained confidence and then saw success downfield. I suspect that will be the plan again this week. Of course, a run game would go a long way towards doing this but I don't see it happening. Minimize Texans big plays. The Titans can't give up big runs or deep passes. They have to make Schaub drive the field. My fear is that the Titans safeties will play as far back as Austin to stop AJ from getting behind them which means the risk of being gashed by Foster. The front seven have to tackle well. Finish. The Titans offense made some long drives last week but didn't turn them into touchdowns. That can't happen this week. Getting into the redzone is going to be difficult enough. Gone are the days the Titans can beat the Texans on the leg of Rob Bironas. If they get close, they need to get six. The usual. Execute. Minimal penalties. Take care of the football. Get pressure on Schaub. Keep Daniels in check. Do, at least, enough with the run so that play-action has a chance. I think the Titans will have to play a near-perfect game to have a chance to leave Houston with a win.