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State of the Texans:
As we enter the final week of the 2012 NFL regular season game, the Houston Texans meet their old (in Texans existence terms, that is,) foes the Indianapolis Colts for the second time in three weeks. Having just met two Sundays ago, both teams have a really good idea of what to expect from the other. Game planning and player motivation will be at fevered pitch, fans of each team hope, as Colts HC Chuck Pagano plans to play his starters in a game of little consequence to the Colts who are locked into the 5 seed in the AFC Playoff race. For the Texans, it’s win or potentially lose home-field throughout the playoffs, not to mention the bye week the Texans had so assuredly locked up just a few short weeks ago. Essentially, either the Patriots or the Broncos need to lose and the Texans must win to get the much desired bye AND home-field throughout the playoffs. At lot is at stake for the Texans and the Colts look to be playing to win.
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Arian Foster honored Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who returned to the Indianapolis sidelines on Sunday after completing treatment for leukemia, after his third quarter touchdown by heading over to the #ChuckStrong banner in the back of the endzone and giving it a little tap, followed by Foster’s signature bow. Quite a classy and respectful move by Arian. Lot of props earned in...
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J.J. Watt has had an incredible season, and he believes there's no reason why he or another defensive player shouldn't be the league MVP.
Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen would not be playing football today if it weren't for the football coach at the high school he attended stopping him in the hallway asking for his name.
Allen told Phil Richards of USA TODAY that he was approached by Terry Sanford High School's first-year football coach, Wayne Inman, early his freshman year.
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Houston Texans defensive star J.J. Watt tweeted this photo yesterday with thw children from Sandy Hook elementary school in Newton, CT. Gotta be a pretty cool experience for the kids after the tragedy they just went through.-TO
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With their head coach Chuck Pagano back on the sidelines the Indianapolis Colts put on a heck of a performance beating the Houston Texans 28-16 today. The Colts have now went from a 2 win season to a 11 win season in just one year. How’s that for changing your Luck? Andrew Luck and his Colts beat the 12-3 Texans and showed the world that they are back and they are a force to be...
The Indianapolis Colts made Chuck Pagano a winner in his return to the sideline.
Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns and Deji Karim swung the game with a 101-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, giving the Colts a 28-16 victory over Houston. It was Pagano's first game back as coach since starting treatment for leukemia Sept. 26.
Indianapolis (11-5) heads into the playoffs...
One of the classier players in the National Football League has to be Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and after a touchdown run against the Colts earlier today, he paid tribute to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano with his celebration.
Watch as Foster performs his usual "bowing" celebration but goes over to touch part of "Chuckstrong" sign in the back...
Another great chapter was logged in the inspirational story of Colts coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday, as the Colts took down the Houston Texans in Pagano’s first game back coaching since being diagnosed with leukemia earlier this season. Afterwards, Pagano and his boys in blue engaged in a well-deserved dance party. Check it out.
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Backup running back Delone Carter is out for Week 17 with an ankle injury.Fantasy Spin:With Donald Brown (ankle) already sidelined, the Colts' running game is almost entirely dependent on Vick Ballard. But with the Colts locked into the No. 5 seed, even Ballard may not do much in Week 17 as the team protects its key players for the first round of the playoffs.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Dwight Freeney hopes to be back in Indianapolis next season.
With his contract expiring and his numbers declining in Indy's new defense, there's no assurance that the Colts' career sacks leader will be re-signed in 2013. So on Sunday against Houston, Freeney will probably take a few...
Colts running back Vick Ballard rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.Fantasy Spin:As long as your league doesn't count yards per carry, that's a serviceable fantasy day. In fact, Ballard's season numbers (814 yards, two rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdowns) are just that -- serviceable.
In 2011, the Texans could point to the injury of Matt Schaub for the reason of their implosion down the stretch. Sorry, losing Brian Cushing won’t carry quite as much weight. Houston started strong, but lost three of their last four games, putting what seemed like a certain first-round bye into serious jeopardy. Only an improbably victory by Kansas City over Denver or Miami over...
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Net points per drive: 0.30 (23rd)
DVOA: -20.8% (28th)
Weighted DVOA: -19.3% (26th)
LG Joe Reitz: Did not allow a pressure on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 13 yards on 2 attempts
ROLB Dwight Freeney: 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, and 5 quarterback hurries on 23 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 2 stops
LE Lawrence Guy: 1 quarterback hurry on...
8 a.m. ET: It all comes down to this.
While many NFL teams are shoring up for the playoffs, another pursuit awaits for those chasing individual accolades. For some of the NFL’s best players, just 60 minutes remain to break records after a long season of work.
In a year that has seen all kinds of benchmarks fall, a couple of the big ones remain. The Vikings’ Adrian Peterson needs...