Found November 15, 2012 on
State of the Texans:
The Texans moved to 8-1, tying the Atlanta Falcons for the best record in the NFL, with their sloppy 13-6 win over the previously 7-1 Chicago Bears. While it was not a pretty game by any means, the Texans went into Chicago and beat the Bears outdoors in bad conditions. The statistics for this game may not look very impressive, but this game was more about toughness and making big plays at the right times than putting up big numbers.
The number of rushing yards Arian Foster gained. The Bears have a really good defense, but Foster was able to get over the 100 yard mark on 29 carries. He also caught the Texans’ only touchdown. Foster’s performance was huge for the Texans as Matt Schaub struggled with the conditions and only threw for 95 yards. This was one of those games where you ride your $40 million running back and the Texans did just that.
The Bears’ defense had been hyped up going into the game because of their ability to force turnovers, and while they forced 2...
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The Chicago Bears say quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Monday's
game at San Francisco because of a concussion.
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The NFL has fined Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins $30,000 for his hit that knocked Jay Cutler from Sunday nights game. Dobbins hit the Chicago Bears quarterback with a helmet-to-helmet blow that gave Cutler a concussion.
Dobbins claims that the injury to Culter is not his fault.
“I did not hit him in his head, and actually, he ran into me,” Dobbins told Comcast SportsNet...
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