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The Houston Texans have locked up their first playoff berth, a home game in the playoffs, and a division title. They can not move from the No. 3 seed. However, this is an absolute must-win game.
The Texans are a team that must win on defense and the running game. That is something that they can do with the second ranked defense and the second ranked rushing attack. Arian Foster might be the best running back in the entire NFL in what he can do as a runner, a receiver and a pass protector. The defense doesn't have the name recognition of the Steelers or the Ravens but they can pressure the quarterback, they can stop the run and Johnathan Joseph can match up with any wide receiver in the AFC playoffs.
Despite this the Texans have lost their last two games to the Panthers (6-9) and the Colts (2-13). They are starting a third string quarterback and the offense has all but ground to a halt without Matt Schaub.
With the offense unable to sustain drives and put points on the ...
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T.J. Yates looking to overcome two subpar outings when the Texans play the Titans Sunday
Rookie QB T.J. Yates was making strides for the Texans before the last two weeks. Now with a game that doesn’t mean all that much looming Sunday against the Titans, the Texans can’t afford for Yates to take it easy as they get set for the postseason.
Two weeks ago the Texans lost 28-13 to...
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will be active for the team's regular-season finale this weekend - but he won't play much.The team is expected to give Johnson 15-20 snaps in Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Houston has already secured the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs, and a first-round home game.Johnson has played just twice since the beginning...
Reports coming out of the Houston Texans camp on Monday suggest that WR Andre Johnson returned to practice on Monday. With no possibility on improving their playoff seeding, why would the Houston Texans risk injuring the talented wide receiver’s hamstring yet again this season?
Andre Johnson has already missed nine games this season with a hamstring injury, the first...
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips returned to the practice field on Wednesday, two weeks removed from undergoing kidney and gall bladder surgery.
The Texans (10-5) are hoping the 64-year-old Phillips will be in the coaching box for Sunday's regular-season finale against the visiting Tennessee Titans (8-7).
Phillips missed the team's last two games - both...
According to Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, wide receiver Andre Johnson participated in practice on Monday. “He did practice today. We came inside because of the weather, but he did participate in practice and our expectations are for him to be back on the field on Wednesday, so we’ll see how it goes.” Kubiak [...]
Anyone arguing against the Colts signing Robert Mathis need to read Ben Savage's breakdown of the game tape from the Texans game. Throughout his career Robert Mathis has been a clutch player whose versatility is widely overlooked. Once again he came up big against the Texans by forcing a fumble and then recovering:
Mathis starts off with an inside move, which he uses to...
The Colts – Texans recap has been long overdue however I was unable to proceed with my obligations as I have just recently awoken from a Texan Kool-Aid drunken stupor that was topped off with a psychotic episode induced by what I'm referring to as the Dan Orlovsky Disaster.
I missed Christmas Eve, Christmas, all the weekends games, and any family or friends that had wished...
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Also, special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff says he has begun prepping for Houston Texans should playoff scenarios work out
It always starts here. Jones-Drew (pictured) almost certainly has the NFL rushing title clinched with 1,437 yards. That's 128 more than his closest pursuer, and Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy (ankle) is unlikely to play this week. Houston's Arian Foster is third on the list but 213 yards back and not likely to play the whole game with the Texans already in the playoffs....