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The Houston Texans are 5-3, sit in first place in the AFC South and have beaten all three of their division rivals by an average margin of nearly 24 points.
So why does it feel like something terrible is about to happen?
Texans fans have an acute ability to expect the worst. This is mostly because their pessimism keeps getting rewarded with correctness. The beloved Oilers left town, the Texans have never made the playoffs and even in this promising year, the team's best defensive player has been lost for the year.
You get the impression people are just waiting for Matt Schaub to suddenly leave football to pursue a rap career.
This cynicism is hardly unique to Houston. The feeling of impending doom is as universal for sports fans as the unsatisfying ratio of nacho cheese to nacho chips. Texans fans aren't the most tortured in professional sports, but there is a feeling that's only because they haven't been around long enough.
And yet, look at this team. It co...
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Andre Johnson's wonky hamstring will keep him out of practice Wednesday, though the Houston Texans receiver remains on target to try and return this weekend against the Cleveland Browns.Johnson is being held out for extra rest, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. He's expected to return to practice Thursday and will be reassessed throughout the week.The 30-year-old underwent...
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, who missed his fourth consecutive game on Sunday against Jacksonville with a hamstring injury, missed practice on Wednesday.
Andre Johnson won't practice with the Texans on Wednesday. Otherwise, his status to return from a hamstring injury is the same as it was last week: He's day to day.
Only one team is better than us in the AFC (Pittsburgh), we have the #3 offense and the #8 defense, so why is our only prime time against a Peyton Manningless Colts on a Thursday Night? That I have no answer to…We are the 6th most valuable franchise with the 4th largest market in the country?When healthy we have WR Andre Johnson the best wide receiver in the league, and one of...
The Houston Texans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-14 yesterday behind 225 yards passing and 2 TD’s (1 rushing) from Matt Schaub and 112 yards by Arian Foster, but the way they won seems to have angered a few Jaguars players. Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton and defensive end Jeremy Mincey said the Texans resorted to [...]
HOUSTON -- The Texans are learning how to win, even when their high-powered offense has an off day. Arian Foster rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown, and Houston shut down rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the NFL's worst offense in a 24-14 win against the Jaguars. Matt Schaub threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score for Houston (5-3), off to its best eight-game start.