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Coming off of the franchise’s first playoff berth since the team joined the NFL in 2002, the Houston Texans have several reasons to believe that last year’s success was the start of something special.
The naysayers said they would never reach the postseason, the critics insisted last season was over once Matt Schaub went down in Week 10, and the analysts had lost hope due to a horrific defense from the 2010 season.
Those were opinions, however, and the only thing that matters in the NFL is results -- winning results. The Texans did just that, winning 10 games despite losing their starting Pro Bowl quarterback and the unquestioned leader of their team; they went 3-3 with rookie quarterback T.J. Yates.
In addition, they also continued to win without two of the NFL’s finest players, Andre Johnson and Mario Williams. Both suffered season-ending injuries and both are consistently top-five prospects at their respective positions, with Johnson always being a top-three.
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Back again with my Houston Texans week 2 preview. The Texans take on the San Fransisco 49ers on Saturday night in their week 2 preseason matchup. Head Coach Gary Kubiak said “it will be a good test for us.” And he’s right. After trouncing a Panthers squad with high hopes for the upcoming season, a team they lost to last season while new Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips...
At the beginning of the week, word came out of Reliant that the Houston Texans were in talks to resign their starting left tackle, Duane Brown. The rumors became truth today when Brown and the Texans agreed on a new deal.
Duane Brown signed 6-year $53.4 million extension. $22.08 guananteed. $8.9 million average.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 16, 2012
Undrafted free agent Case Keenum is making a strong impression in Houston Texans camp.
The undersized quarterback may be a long shot to make the roster but, according to the Houston Chronicle, head coach Gary Kubiak has been impressed with his performance thus far. Kubiak told reporters, “Guys kind of gravitate to him. We’ve got guys from all over this country trying to make...
Still healthy after the first preseason game, Arian Foster is atop many if not all draft boards regardless of format. The Rodgers/Brady #1 folk are beginning to make noise and it’s getting louder, but with each passing week the upper tier of the healthy RB's is getting thinner and the guys with question marks loom over the rest of the first round.Last year going into Fantasy...
The Houston Texans have operated as a franchise since the beginning of the 2001 NFL season. Until last year, the organization and their fans had yet to experience a post-season appearance, let alone a playoff win. That all changed when the Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game. Houston went ballistic, [...]
HOUSTON (AP) -- A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Houston Texans have agreed to a new contract with left tackle Duane Brown.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced.
The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown has started all but four games since the Texans drafted him with the 26th overall pick in 2008. Brown earned Associated...
One of the things that the Texans front office has been leaking to the press for close to a year now was that they wanted to come to an agreement on a extension with franchise left tackle Duane Brown before he entered the final season of his current deal. As it turns out, they were telling the truth.
In a season that saw Brown get a pro bowl snub after allowing only 2 sacks for...
2011 in a Nutshell: 10-6 AFC South Champions; Lost Divisional Playoff
Last year was both a great success for the Texans and a massive disappointment, they won double digit games for the first time in franchise history, won their first division title, played in, hosted and won their first ever playoff game in franchise history. You would think that would have made any fan ecstatic...
Last year’s Texans made their first playoff appearance in franchise history and even recorded a postseason victory, despite being forced to start T.J. Yates at quarterback at the end of the season. Could be worse, given the alternative was Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia. Being hamstrung at quarterback was too much to overcome despite a valiant effort in a divisional round loss...
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have signed left tackle Duane Brown to a six-year $53.4 million extension with $22.08 guaranteed.
Congratulations to the Texans for getting this deal done, we knew Brown was their top priority since his contract was set to expire after this season.
Some other upcoming free agents the Texans will need to focus...
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub looked very good in the team's preseason game Saturday against the 49ers, completing 11-of-14 for 128 yards and a touchdown.
Schaub is an injury risk but if he plays a full season like he did in 2009 and 2010 hes a near-lock to post top-10 quarterback numbers, even if the Texans are likely to favor the running game.
Texans receiver Andre Johnson looks healthy and ready to go for the start of the regular season.Fantasy Spin:Johnson caught two passes in Houston's preseason game Saturday against San Francisco, but one was a 43-yarder. Johnson will be a steal in fantasy drafts if he can stay intact.
Following the conclusion of the final double session for the Houston Texans, former Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson appeared on ESPN’s First Take via call in from the Texans practice facility. For those able to stomach Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith for a couple minutes were treated to a nice interview where the star receiver addressed his team’s expectations, his recent...