Found December 04, 2012 on
New England Patriots
When people looked at the box score of the Texans league best eleventh win of the season of the Tennessee Titans and saw that the defense created six turnovers, the consensus seemed to be that things are back to normal for that unit.
What these same people neglect to notice is that the injuries on the Texans defense have mounted up so high now that they have special teamers playing key roles. Whitney Mercilus has been moved into a starting role as a rookie since Brooks Reed went down with a groin injury, but he’s a first round pick and he is expected to grow up quick.
But when you have guys like Bryan Braman, who is superb on special teams, getting significant snaps on defense, then you have some cause for concern. If you need an example of what I mean, watch some of his plays at linebacker where he gets put on his butt more than once. Things like this move are like if Vince Papale had tried playing wide receiver.
But probably the more significant roster depth concern is that Houst...
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Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson racked up a big bill at Toys "R" Us playing Santa Claus for many foster kids in the area.
HOUSTON Everybody has boyhood heroes. Some of us get to meet them. Not many get to surpass them.
That's what happened to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt on Sunday. He raised his season totals to 15 sacks and 15 pass breakups, topping the 1991 feat of the legendary Reggie White, whose poster hung on the bedroom wall of a young Watt.
"Growing up idolizing Reggie...
Andre Johnson is used to measuring speed in tenths of a second. Tuesday he measured it in dollars and cents.
The Houston Texans wide receiver hosted a holiday shopping spree at a Houston Toys "R" Us Tueseay, allowing 12 children selected by Child Protective Services 80 seconds to stuff as much as they could into a shopping cart.
The damage? A mile-long receipt for 19...
According to multiple reports former Houston Cougar, Oakland Raider and Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt is scheduled to workout for the Houston Texans on Tuesday.
Texans are working out former Oakland and KC CC Stanford Routt on Tuesday.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 4, 2012
With starting nickel cornerback Brice McCain out six weeks with a broke foot...
Andre Johnson – one of the best wide receivers in football, just got a little bit better. But not on the football field.
On Tuesday, Johnson posted a photo of himself on Instagram holding three long receipts, allegedly totaling: $19,521.14. The toys are being donated to foster children in the Texas Child Protective Services.
It is really nice when you hear of people doing things...
Earlier this season, there were fantasy football reports across the major sites that included a rather depressing update about Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson. I don’t remember which NFL reporter was involved, but these reports basically read something like, “Andre Johnson’s knees are done and he’s a shell of his former self” and yadda yadda. And it doesn’t matter...
Houston wants more than just a playoff invitation says head coach Gary Kubiak.
The Patriots opened as 3.5-point favorites as they prepare to host the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football in Week 14.
An 11-1 team being labeled a significant underdog this late in the season is about as common as Antonio Cromartie using any form of birth control, so this spread deserves a careful eye. How can a 9-3 New England team with well-documented problems on defense...
In a league that features weekly man-to-man battles between elite pass rushers and high-paid offensive tackles, J.J. Watt is a little different. Not because he draws a double-team, but because he draws a team-team. Watt lines up all over Wade Phillips' defensive front depending on the situation."... we’re going to have to have more than one guy ready to handle him and...
The AFC East-champion New England Patriots are 8-1 against AFC teams this year, and 4-1 at home. But according to Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, that doesn't faze his team in the least.Kubiak's division-leading squad has secured itself a playoff spot as well, and at 11-1 and unbeaten on the road, they don't seem to care where they play. “It’s a confidence thing...
Tickets around $100! New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans @ Gillette Stadium on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 - 8:30 PM
Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams. The Houston Texans remain the top team, while the Jacksonville Jaguars moved back to the bottom this...