Mandatory Credit: Photo by Gary McCullough/AP/Shutterstock (13452188hg) Houston Texans defensive back Jalen Pitre (5) watches the play develop during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla Texans Jaguars Football, Jacksonville, United States – 09 Oct 2022
Texans 19-14 win over Titans: Fun with numbers
Here are some fun and interesting milestones reached during this game by various Houston Texans players reached during the game:
Safety Jalen Pitre:
- Led Texans defense in tackles for the fifth time this season
- Is one of three rookies since 1991 to have at least 125 tackles and 4 interceptions in their rookie season (Kiko Alonso, Buffalo Bills 2013; Brian Cushing, Houston Texans 2009)
Safety Jonathan Owens:
- Recorded his first career sack
Defensive End Ogbonnia Okoronkwo:
- Had first multi-sack game of career with 2 sacks in the first quarter
- Has recorded 4 sacks since Week 13, making him one of five AFC players to do so
- Passed previous career high in sacks (2) set in 2021 with L.A. Rams
- Finished game with 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits and 3 tackles for loss
Quarterback Davis Mills:
- Threw his 30th career touchdown pass
- Eclipsed 500 career completions, becoming fourth Texans QB to achieve that mark
Linebacker Christian Harris:
- Recorded first career interception
- Became fourth rookie linebacker in Texans history with an interception (Dylan Cole 2017, Brian Cushing 2009, DeMeco Ryans 2006)
Linebacker Jake Hansen:
- Forced first career fumble when he stripped Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry in fourth quarter
Defensive End Jon Greenard:
- Recorded first career fumble recovery after Jake Hansen stripped Derrick Henry in fourth quarter
Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn:
- Surpassed 100 points in a season for the fourth time in his career, joining Kris Brown as only Texans to achieve that feat
- His 620 total career points are second in Texans history (Kris Brown)
Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks:
- Hauled in his 50th career touchdown reception
This game marked the third time the Houston Texans have won a game on Christmas Eve (in four games).
This was the third game in franchise history in which two rookies each posted an interception (Kareem Jackson and Sherrick McManis versus NY Giants 2010; Brian Cushing and Brice McCain versus Indianapolis Colts 2009).
Held Titans to 27 yards passing in first half, the lowest for Tennessee since Week 3, 2018.
Held Titans to under 90 yards passing for second time this season.
Totaled 8 tackles for loss, the most by the Texans in a single game this season.