1. This is the third year in a row the Titans lost game 1, usually to a mediocre team. In the previous two years, the Titans rebounded to beat an eventual playoff team in week 2 (@Lions, @Jags).

2. Vrabel should know the Texans offense and defense better than anyone. Hopefully he has good ideas on how to exploit the Texans.

3. Mariota and Evans should both play, and the Titans have had this whole week to adjust the offense with the loss of Walker. I seriously doubt Lewan is cleared to play, but the oline was one of the best in the NFL last week in pass protection even with him out.

4. Watson only completed half his pases for 176 yards and a TD. Hopkins will be the main threat as always, but hopefully our revamped secondary can limit his damage.

5. First home game of the year for the Titans. We should have a loud crowd with only scattered Texans fans. The weather looks great for a September day game (high of 83, only a 10% chance of rain).