NASHVILLE Andre Hal Jersey , Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee played without its starting quarterback and top three offensive tackles against J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and the rest of Houston’s challenging defense.Mike Vrabel and his assistants responded with a few timely tricks for the Titans.Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:00 left, and the battered Titans held off the Texans 20-17 on Sunday for Vrabel’s first victory as an NFL head coach against the team he worked for the past four seasons.Succop also kicked a tying 42-yarder in the fourth quarter as Tennessee (1-1) delivered with quarterback Marcus Mariota watching from the sideline.“It’s a huge win,” Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert said. “Getting Vrabes his first win as a head coach was awesome. And this team had a lot of adversity throughout the week. The guys fought their way to this win. I’m just extremely proud of those guys.”Deshaun Watson and Houston had the ball last. With 17 seconds left, Watson ran around the field looking for a receiver. He found DeAndre Hopkins for a 31-yard completion to the Tennessee 21, but time expired before the Texans could run another play.“We tried to take a shot,” Watson said. “We didn’t have any timeouts, and they guarded the sideline very well. My instincts took over and tried to get the ball and time ran out.”Houston coach Bill O’Brien said they were trying to get in field goal range to force overtime.“We’ve got to do a better job of coaching that play up Greg Mancz Jersey ,” O’Brien said.Gabbert, starting for his fourth different NFL team, threw for 117 yards and a touchdown.With Mariota sidelined by an elbow injury that created numbness in his throwing hand, Vrabel and the Titans (1-1) got creative. They dipped into the playbook and used some wildcat with Derrick Henry on offense, and All-Pro safety Kevin Byard set an NFL record when he tossed a 66-yard touchdown pass on a fake punt.Tennessee allowed only one sack to Houston (0-2), which was missing a couple defensive starters in linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and end Christian Covington. The Titans came up with four sacks and an interception.Watson threw for 310 yards and two TDs as Houston outgained Tennessee 437-283 in total offense.On Tennessee’s opening drive, Byard hit a wide-open Dane Cruikshank down the right sideline. Byard’s TD pass was the longest by a defensive player in the Super Bowl era , easily topping the mark set by Rams defensive back Ed Meador on Nov. 19 Jon Weeks Jersey , 1967.On the next drive, the Titans went with the wildcat with Henry before Gabbert finished the drive with a screen pass to Taywan Taylor, who went 18 yards for the TD and a 14-0 lead before the end of the first quarter.Titans cornerback Adoree Jackson got his first interception in the NFL, beating Hopkins for the ball in the end zone.MISSING PASS RUSHThe Titans threw only 20 passes. Texans star J.J. Watt went against right tackle Tyler Marz, signed from the Titans’ practice squad Saturday and making his NFL debut. Watt had two tackles for loss but no quarterback hits. The Texans finished with one sack on defense with two quarterback hits.FAKE PUNTByard credited Vrabel with telling him before the game not to second-guess himself and just run the fake if he saw the Titans’ gunner uncovered on the outside.“He put the trust in me man, and I really appreciate that,” Byard said.INJURIESThe Titans played without two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan, who is recovering from a concussion. Right tackle Jack Conklin has yet to return after tearing a ligament in his left knee in January. Dennis Kelly Alfred Blue Jersey , who had replaced Conklin, was out with an illness.The Titans started Kevin Pamphile, a free-agent signee in March, at left tackle.Titans running back David Fluellen hurt a groin muscle in the first quarter and did not return.UP NEXTTexans: Home opener against the New York Giants.Titans: A second straight AFC South opponent with a trip to Jacksonville. 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Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, DeAndre Hopkins, or any of the other Houston Texans starters.At the end of the day Ryan Griffin Jersey , this team is going to rise and fall on the fortune of franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson is a phenom, a guy who has won at every level he’s ever played, and a guy his NCAA two-time champion head coach, Dabo Swinney, compared to one of the greatest athletes of the last century, Michael Jordan, when it came time to draft Watson. With that sort of treasure locked away under a battle red #4 jersey, common sense would dictate you immediately hire the best security possible to protect your investment. Well... Gregg RosenthalOver at NFL.com Kahale Warring Houston Texans Jersey , Rosenthal broke down his predictions for the AFC South’s starting depth chart this season. While it’s hard to argue with his projected offensive line choices for the Texans, it’s also hard to feel good about them either. Houston Texans OffenseHouston Texans DefenseRosenthal didn’t waste any time elaborating on what he feels pensive about when it comes to the Texans’ “new” offense:While there’s still plenty of time to build this roster and put in the work to build chemistry (and Houston certainly has enough ‘we’re the underdogs’ bulletin board fodder based on the tidal wave of shade thrown at their free agency and draft work this offseason), it’s doubtful Houston is going to do much more to improve the talent level between now and opening day. What do you think? Are you convinced Rosenthal got it all wrong? Find it hard to argue with his logic? More interested in the Astros’ latest shutout? Give us your thoughts in the comments box.