Found January 12, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON - Texans rookie defensive end J.J. Watt had been the epitome of excellence well before the combination of large hands, fortuitous timing, underrated athleticism and a captive television audience worked wonders for his modest national profile. With his 29-yard interception return for a touchdown last Saturday against the Bengals, Watt became the sixth defensive lineman in NFL postseason history to return an interception for a score. That play of individual wonderment vaulted the Texans into the lead in the waning seconds of the first half of an AFC wild card game they would ultimately win, and injected Watt into the dialogue of memorable playoff moments. While the rarity of his achievement cemented Watt into the public consciousness, it merely confirmed what his teammates knew all along: Watt is supremely talented. However, their advance knowledge of his capabilities didn't prevent them from bestowing upon a Watt a moniker to commemorate his effort and celebrate his myr...

How did Phillips' 3-4 work in Houston?

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Foster could challenge NFL playoff rushing mark

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Divisional Playoff Preview – Texans (11-6) @ Ravens (12-4)

The Houston Texans, fresh off their first playoff victory in franchise history – a 31-10 spanking of the Cincinnati Bengals – come to Baltimore for the second time this year hoping to earn a berth in the AFC Championship game. As I said several times this week, the Texans are to be commended for their first ever postseason win, and for doing it with a third string quarterback...

NFL Sunday Divisional Round Picks Against the Spread

HOUSTON TEXANS (+7.5) @ BALTIMORE RAVENS I think you go points here. The Texans defense should be able to keep the Texans in this game. Both defenses give up an average of 17 PPG. Both offenses score about 24 PPG. This is a very even matchup. I think this spread should be more like +4.5. Houston is giving up just 85.7 rushing yards per game in their last 3. I think you see the Texans...

Houston Texans playoff report: Pressure will be on team to have better ground game against Ravens

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Flacco is Playing with a Chip on his Shoulder while Making Postseason History

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Source: Texans' Phillips pulls out of Bucs search

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who was scheduled to interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job Friday, told Tampa Bay officials that he was pulling out of the process, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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Commentator believes M&T Bank Stadium crowd will rock Houston rookie QB YatesAt M&T Bank Stadium, it's all about the noise. So says Dan Dierdorf, the CBS commentator who'll work Sunday's AFC playoff between the Ravens and Houston Texans.
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