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The Houston Texans imposed their will on the Indianapolis Colts and gave the home crowd at Reliant Stadium a big divisional victory 29-17. The Texans played their style of football throughout the entire game. They gave the Colts a steady diet of the run and then hit the Colts with balls thrown downfield. J.J. Watt raised his usual havoc as the Texans defense kept Colts QB Andrew Luck in check for the most part in this contest. We learned some things about both of these teams in this contest.1. We Learned That Arian Foster is the Catalyst of the Texans offensive Attack.When the Texans can get running back Arian Foster rolling, they are a hard team to beat. They fed the rock to Foster early and often to the tune of 27 carries for 165 YDS, that is 6.1 yards per carry. When Arian Foster gets going, it opens up the play-action passing game which has become a staple of Coach Gary Kubiak's offensive game plan. Andre Johnson was the beneficiary of the bulk of the targets that were crea...
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Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) catches a pass for a first down as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) defends in the first quarter, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
For years, the Houston Texans strove to unseat the Indianapolis Colts who were the sole possessors of the AFC South title season after season in the early 2000s. Behind quarterback Peyton Manning...
The little brother of the NFL franchises, 10-year-old Houston Texans, have hit puberty this season and is looking to exact revenge on its older siblings. Last year, The Houston Texans gained some peach-fuzz with their first playoff appearance and victory but a full blown Man-Beard has grown since. They have dominated both sides of the ball this season with a balanced performance...
HOUSTON In December of 2010, U.S. Army Cpl. Christopher Sullivan was injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Last Christmas, Sullivan returned to his San Bernardino, Calif. home to continue recovering from his injuries. Despite all he had been through, Sullivan was in for much more.
At his homecoming party, his brother got into a fight. Christopher Sullivan tried to break...
The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South with a 29-17 win over the Colts to help erase the memory of a blowout loss to New England.
Coach Gary Kubiak still sees plenty of room for improvement after Sunday's game and is challenging his team to play better with gaining home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs still within reach.
San Francisco's win over New England...
Texans halfback Arian Foster ate up a huge chunk of yards Sunday against the Colts but failed to find the end zone for the first time since Week 11.Fantasy Spin:Foster tallied a season-high 165 yards on 27 touches. Coincidentally, his career-high in rushing yards also came against the Colts back in 2010 (231 yards in 33 carries in the season opener).
AFC South champs for the second season in a row and a 12-2 record, the Houston Texans are in some rare air especially when it comes to professional football in Houston. The Texans took care of business in a sloppy 29-17 victory against the Indianapolis Colts and quieted their doubters for at least another week.
There were some ups and downs but it was good to see the defensive...
Colts running back Vick Ballard has carried the ball 146 times for 562 yards and one touchdown this season (Credit: AP Photo)
After selecting Vick Ballard out of Mississippi State with their fifth round pick this April, I doubt the Indianapolis Colts expected him to play a pivotal role in the offense. Ballard has taken over as the starting running back and last week ran for 94 yards...
Houston wideout Andre Johnson had another big game Sunday against Indianapolis. He corralled 11 receptions for 151 yards as the Texans held on for the 29-17 victory.Fantasy Spin:It hasn't been a big touchdown year for Johnson but Sunday he was able to nab one for his fourth score of the season. Johnson's 1,360 receiving yards this year are his most since 2009 (1,569).
The Indianapolis Colts spent Monday going through all their missed opportunities.
There was the fumble at the goal line, a penalty that wiped out a touchdown and a blocked punt that Houston returned for a score.
For this young team, Sunday's loss was a hard lesson in how quickly things turn in the NFL.
But after going through the film, Colts players were convinced of one thing...
Army Chief Warrant Officer Eric Spoerle surprised his three sons before today’s matchup between the Texans and Colts.
The Spoerle boys were called onto the filed to receive some special Christmas gifts from the Houston Texans organization. They received jerseys emblazoned with the names of superstars Arian Foster and Andrew Johnson, but little did they know that the biggest gift...
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Let's take a look at more deserving candidates that aren't named Peyton Manning or an quarterback. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans: It took Watt only eleven games to get to 14.5 sacks, totaling him to 20 sacks in just under two years of being in the NFL. That is very, very impressive for any defensive player. What is even more impressive is he has that many sacks in a league...
The biggest surprise in the Indianapolis Colts’ game against the Houston Texans on Sunday isn’t the fact that they lost. In fact, it was so expected that the shock would have been if they hadn’t lost. No, the biggest surprise has to be how close they were to almost making another miracle comeback in a season that has seen so many already.
Trailing 20-3 after a Pat McAfee’s...
Matt Schaub threw a touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, Arian Foster gained 165 yards on 27 carries and the Houston Texans shook off a humbling beatdown at New England with a division-clinching 29-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Reliant Stadium.
Schaub ended with 261 yards on 23-of-31 efficiency for the Texans (12-2), who rebounded from Monday night's 42-14 loss to capture...
The 2012 NFL season has been just as much about young pass rushers as it has been about rookie quarterbacks. While Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson are battling it out for offensive rookie of the year honors, second-year defenders Von Miller, Aldon Smith and J.J. Watt are each fighting for defensive player of the year.
With three games to go, all three players are...