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Texans' Tashaun Gipson on Titans game: 'Crush somebody's dream, play Grinch'

One day after Christmas, Texans veteran safety Tashaun Gipson revealed a colorful motivating force for wanting to beat the Tennessee Titans.

"If you can crush somebody’s dreams in the process, play Grinch if you will, there’s nothing wrong with that," Gipson said. "Everybody likes a Grinch a little bit."

If the Texans win regardless of whether their playoff seeding is impacted, they would prevent the Titans from earning a trip to the postseason. The AFC South champion Texans, currently the fourth seed, have already clinched an automatic playoff berth.

"Since I’ve been here, I understand the importance of beating the Titans," Gipson said.