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The one constant for the Texans in their dominant start to the 2012 season was the stellar and dominant play of their Wade Phillips led defense. Hovering in the top three in the league all season, if you allowed their offense to score more than 20 points, it was a good bet you weren’t going to beat them. But something has changed over the past two weeks. In contests against the Lions and Jaguars, they’ve allowed 983 total yards of offense and 68 points. Prior to those two games, they’d only allowed more than 20 points just twice all season en route to an impressive 8-1 start. So what happened? Well, a couple of things could be counted into effect and I’ll try to give an argument and counter argument for each reason now. First off all, giving up that yardage and points to the Lions shouldn’t really be much of a surprise. The loss of Brian Cushing was already being felt over the past few weeks and with Houston suffering even more nagging injuries to the position, they were down to ju...

Texans lose Brooks Reed for 3-4 weeks

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Houston Texans will be without linebacker Brooks Reed for the next 3-4 weeks after suffering a groin injury. Texans D takes a hit — Brooks Reed expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a groin injury. No surgery, but tough loss as home-field race heats up. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 23, 2012 This is another big blow to the...

Texans Injury Report: Brooks Reed Out With Groin Injury

The Houston Texans came away with the win on Thanksgiving day against the Detroit Lions.  They pushed their record to 9-1 on the season.  However, it wasn't all good news for Houston.  Brooks Reed had to exit the game and could not return due to an injury. According to, Reed suffered a groin injury in the first quarter of the game.  He was unable to return.  His...

Intentional or not, Ndamukong Suh needs to be penalized for kicking Matt Schaub in the ballsack

In response to Ndamukong Suh kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the ballsack yesterday at Ford Field in Detroit, NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said the defensive tackle’s notorious history as a Lion will be … Continue reading →

The Rundown: Texans vs. Lions

Possibly one of the oddest games we can remember from the Houston Texans history of games, but how amazing is it to see them sitting at 10-1? After a grueling stretch of three games and a short week to play in their first Thanksgiving game, they pulled out another overtime victory over the Detroit Lions. After what could be called a game of some odd plays and situations, the Texans...

Monday Texans Quick Hitters

Here are some random facts from the Houston Texans to get your week started off.   Quick Hitters     #Texans have given up 15 sacks on the season. #62 #75 (3) #74 #60 #68 (2) #55 #76 #23 (1) cc @iamjsimon — PDS (@PHABMK6) November 26, 2012   The #Texans have 22 negative runs to the left and 16 negative runs to the right. — PDS (@PHABMK6) November 26, 2012   The #Texans have...

Texans LB Reed out three to four weeks

Houston Texans linebacker Brooks Reed will miss three to four weeks because of a groin injury, reported Friday. Reed, a second-year player with 2 1/2 sacks this year, was knocked out of Thursday's game against the Detroit Lions in the first quarter with a groin injury. Houston, which beat the Detroit Lions in overtime on Thursday, plays its next game on Dec. 2 against...

NFL to examine specific replay rule

The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston Texans touchdown ''may be too harsh'' and will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said Friday. Anderson, also co-chairman of the competition committee that suggests rules changes to the owners, said a change could come this year. The NFL traditionally resists changing...

Houston Texans: Overrated, Over-Hyped and Overtime Again

After having to open the newspaper, USA Today Sports Weekly and listen to ESPN and NFL Network all week long proclaim the Houston Texans to be the #1 ranked team, I was ready to flip my lid.  Then last night rolled in and now these sports outlets will really run with this ludicris

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Lions Edition

This Thanksgiving brought us another high scoring thriller between the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions. The game which going in many thought would be tough, lived up to its billing.  The Texans came into this game shorthanded on the defensive side of the ball with starters Shaun Cody and Johnathan Joseph out. The Texans had just come out of a brawl with the Jacksonville Jaguars...

Suh’s kick to Schaub’s Thanksgiving Turkey under review

Ndamukong Suh has done it again. After being kicked out of a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Packers last season for stomping on the arm of Packer lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith, Suh is in the spotlight this Thanksgiving for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub right in his “Thanksgiving Turkey.” Suh is often regarded as the [...]

NFL to examine replay rule from Lions-Texans game

A top NFL executive says the rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston touchdown Thursday ''may be too harsh'' and will be re-examined immediately. Ray Anderson, the league's director of football operations, says a 15-yard penalty for throwing the challenge flag on a play that is automatically reviewed might be enough. For now, throwing the challenge...

NFL Week 12 Picks: Packers, Saints Continue Winning Ways?

  Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook Many are wondering which teams will crack the top two in the AFC and grab hold of home field advantage alongside the Houston Texans. After a fairly lucky victory against the Lions, Houston is now 10-1 and is looking better by the day to garner home field advantage throughout the entire AFC postseason. New England is lighting...
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