TEXANS 20

TITANS 10 David Carr threw for 266 yards and a touchdown, and Kris Brown kicked field goals of 21 and 50 yards, and the Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans, 20-10, for their first victory over the team they replaced in Houston.

The Texans improved to 3-3 for the first time in the franchise's three-season history by winning in the stadium Nashville built to lure the former Oilers away from Houston. The Texans did it with defense, intercepting four passes and sacking Steve McNair once. The loss dropped the Titans (2-4) into sole possession of last place in the AFC South.

McNair tried to rally the Titans and drove them to the Houston 4 in the final two minutes. But Marcus Coleman intercepted McNair on fourth and two with 1 minute 42 seconds left, and the Texans ran out the clock.

Tennessee, which has lost three straight at home, struggled throughout the game. Interceptions ended its first two drives, and the Titans went three and out on the third. The Titans disintegrated after yet another dropped pass in the fourth quarter. Drew Bennett had a pass bounce out of his arms on a third and five, and receiver Derrick Mason pulled off his helmet in frustration, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Texans drove 65 yards for a score on the ensuing possession.