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Antonio Smith picked up the ball J.J. Watt forced Titans running back Chris Johnson into fumbling, and the Texans' defensive end ran from the Houston 37 all the way to the end zone.
Smith walked around the end zone holding the ball up just in case he'd scored a touchdown.
Officials insisted the play had been whistled dead after Smith recovered the ball, so the Houston Texans forced five more turnovers and also had six sacks in beating the Tennessee Titans 24-10 on Sunday to clinch a second straight playoff berth.
''They blew the whistle,'' Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. ''I think it could be a touchdown for us but unfortunately they blew a whistle, and it's not. There's nothing you can do about it. We did a great job of getting turnovers all day long.''
Easy for Kubiak to be charitable after his Texans set a franchise-record for wins in a season by improving to 11-1 with their sixth straight victory. They also improved to 6-0 on th...
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the best defensive lineman in the AFC in only his second year in the league in 2012. In only 11 weeks of action, Watt has recorded 14.5 sacks and is 1st in total sacks in the AFC. That is an enormous accomplishment for any defensive player, but for a defensive end in the 3-4 defense, that type of impact is amazing. 3-4 defensive ends...
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...
The Houston Texans have deactivated cornerback Alan Ball due to a foot injury, in addition to the five other players already declared out against the Tennessee Titans.
Houston will start Barrett Ruud at middle linebacker in place of Bradie James, out with a hamstring injury. Ruud was with the Titans last season before losing his job to Colin McCarthy, but McCarthy is out against...
The beat goes on in the saga of cornerback Stanford Routt.
Routt was cut from the Kansas City Chiefs for disciplinary reasons in early November.
On Tuesday he landed with the Houston Texans after also receiving extended interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Houston Texans are heading back to the playoffs for a second straight year and already have set a franchise record for wins in a season.
Their defense made sure they didn't need overtime for this latest win, 24-10 over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus recovered a fumble and had two sacks as the Texans (11-1) remain tied...
Ok, so we have already featured Houston Texans cheerleader Randi Brady earlier this year. Well, to this point Randi has been NZ's number one viewed Gridiron Girl. So for those who checked in on her the first time, here are a few more photos you might not have seen.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Houston Texans have deactivated cornerback Alan Ball due to a foot injury, in addition to the five other players already declared out against the Tennessee Titans.
Houston will start Barrett Ruud at middle linebacker in place of Bradie James, out with a hamstring injury. Ruud was with the Titans last season before losing his job to Colin McCarthy, but...
Houston wants more than just a playoff invitation says head coach Gary Kubiak.
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...
HOUSTON (24) d TENNESSEE (10)
The Headline: Texans keep rolling with another win
Houston fans can complain all they want about their team getting no national respect despite being tied for the best record in the NFL. As a counter point I offer them this scenario, would you rather be an under the radar top seed, or get all of the national attention because you are fighting...
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...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fueled by six forced turnovers, the Houston Texans clinched their second straight playoff berth with a 24-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Texans (11-1) thwarted the Titans' comeback to win their sixth straight. Houston harassed the Titans (4-8) and quarterback Jake Locker all game. An interception by Darryl Sharpton with 1:57 left...
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The Texans signed free agent Stanford Routt on Tuesday, according to a Houston Chronicle report. Routt hadn't made hooked up with an NFL team since being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs last month. He had also worked out for the Detroit Lions. The Texans were without top corner Johnathan Joseph last week, and lost nickel cornerback Brice Mccain to foot surgery Monday. They...