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Titans keep playoff hopes alive, 31-17 over Houston

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kerry Collins threw for two touchdowns and 237 yards and Chris Johnson ran for a TD and 130 yards as the Tennessee Titans snapped a six-game skid by beating the Houston Texans 31-17 on Sunday.

With the win and Indianapolis downing Jacksonville 34-24, the Titans (6-8) keep their anemic playoff hopes alive for another week with their first victory since Oct. 24.

The Houston Texans (5-9) have lost seven of their last eight and never really were in this one.

Most of the attention coming in was on Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan after they brawled three weeks ago in Houston's 20-0 shutout win. The only scuffle Sunday came between a couple of linemen as Tennessee took control from the start, scoring on its first three possessions for a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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