Texans show fight with fists, defense
HOUSTON — Andre Johnson said he asked Cortland Finnegan to stop it. By the fourth quarter, Houston's receiver had it with the Tennessee cornerback's antics.
Their feisty duel exploded into a full-blown fistfight late in the Texans' victory. Both were ejected, and could face league discipline.
"He kept doing little things and I told him: 'Just because you're frustrated, you need to stop what you're doing,' " said Johnson, a former Miami standout. "I guess he thought it was funny."
The usually soft-spoken Johnson caught nine passes and a touchdown before walking off the field to a standing ovation.
Finnegan didn't talk to the media.
Houston cornerback Glover Quin, whose tip in the end zone turned into Jacksonville's winning Hail Mary pass on Nov. 14, set a franchise record with three interceptions. Titans rookie QB Rusty Smith of Florida Atlantic struggled in his first start. He replaced Houston native Vince Young, who argued with coach Jeff Fisher after being taken out of last week's loss to Washington with a season-ending thumb injury.