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Titans look for consecutive wins for first time since 2003

Oct 24, 2006 - 7:59 PM Houston (2-4) at Tennessee (1-5) Sunday 1:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- It has been three years since the Tennessee Titans last had a winning streak.

The Titans look to put together consecutive wins for the first time since 2003 on Sunday when they host the Houston Texans in an AFC South matchup.

In 2003, the Titans reeled off a six-game winning streak during a 12-4 campaign that ended with a loss at New England in the divisional round of the playoffs. They won a combined nine games the next two seasons.

Half of the Titans' four wins last season came at the expense of the Texans. The Titans used their pass rush as the key, sacking David Carr 13 times.

In a 34-20 victory at Houston last October, the Titans sacked Carr seven times. They sacked him six more times in a 13-10 victory here on December 11.

Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch recorded 3 1/2 sacks and linebacker Keith Bulluck had three in the wins over the Texans.

Two weeks ago, the Titans again relied on their running game in a 25-22 victory at Washington. Travis Henry rushed for 178 yards and a touchdown.

Tennessee, which had its bye last week, has rushed for 408 yards in its last two games.

The Texans are looking to win consecutive games for the first time since 2004, following last week's 27-7 victory over Jacksonville.

Against the Jaguars, Carr completed 25-of-34 passes for 224 yards and rookie Wali Lundy, a sixth-round pick, rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown.

Houston has shown improvement in protecting Carr this season. After he was sacked 68 times in 16 games last season, Carr has gone down 16 times in six games.






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