Found December 23, 2011 on
The Houston Texans' season seems to be unraveling at the worst possible time.
Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates and the vaunted defense struggled again Thursday night, and the playoff-bound Texans lost 19-16 to lowly Indianapolis, their second straight defeat after seven consecutive victories.
Houston (10-5) clinched its first AFC South title and playoff berth on Dec. 11, but has followed up with back-to-back poor performances.
The Texans lost 28-13 to Cam Newton and Carolina on Sunday, then couldn't stop Dan Orlovsky from rallying the Colts in the fourth quarter. Houston went 1-for-10 on third downs and committed a season-high 11 penalties to drop to 0-10 in Indianapolis.
The Texans wrap up the regular season at home against Tennessee on Jan. 1.
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After the Texans embarrassing loss to the Colts Thursday night, Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle suggested that the Texans should consider benching quarterback T.J. Yates."After the last couple of weeks the Texans can’t have...
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he is sticking with rookie quarterback T.J. Yates as his starter.
The Texans (10-5), who have already wrapped up the AFC South Division title, have dropped back-to-back games, including a last-minute 19-16 loss at Indianapolis on Thursday night.
Yates was thrust into the lineup after starter Matt Schaub and backup Matt Leinart were lost for...
As we start Week 16 of the NFL season, we now get the final Thursday night game of the regular season with the Houston Texans visiting the Indianapolis Colts. This really should not be much of a game with the high powered rushing attack of the Houston Texans likely to run over the porous run defense of the Indianapolis Colts this evening.
Yes, the Colts logged their...
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that T.J. Yates will continue as the team's starting quarterback, although the coach acknowledged that there is plenty of work to do on the offensive side of the ball if his team is to be playoff-ready. And Kubiak also expressed concern that, in back to back weeks, the defense has struggled in the fourth quarter.
"That's two weeks...
Season: 140-72 (66%) / Last Week: 8-7 (53%) / Scott’s Pick: 4-9-1 (0-1)
My poor, poor T.J. Yates. Apparently there is a Take it to the Bank curse. Anyway, the season is literally in the home stretch with 11 of 12 the playoff spots possibly being decided this weekend. We had quite the head-turning Week 16 and the spoilers could be out in full force as the Colts proved...
Last week straight up: 9-7Season straight up: 143-81Last week vs. spread: 12-4Seasons vs. spread: 119-102-3
TEXANS (-6 12) AT COLTS
T.J. Yates will try to bounce back after a poor outing last week. But it won't be easy. The Colts are playing better, and though they have nothing to play for, I'm suggesting theyll make it two straight.
Colts 27, Texans...
Houston @ Indianapolis
Seriously, this is the best the NFL network could come up with? I hope they strongly consider flex scheduling next year because of this kind of ugliness. The Texans clinched the AFC South two weeks ago, and then summarily laid a fat egg last week against the Carolina Panthers, at home no less. The Colts on the other hand decided they can still get...
Last Week: 8-7 Overall: 110-103 Best Bets: 22-18-3 Monday Night: 9-7 Against Cincy: 4-9-1
Houston -7 @ Indianapolis
The Colts got their win to avoid the imperfect season and have no reason to play hard and screw up their draft position. Even if they wanted to, I’m not so sure they’d have a chance anyway. Houston has a top defense and T.J. Yates’ poor performance...