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Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON - In a moment of sincere introspection and refreshing honesty, Texans free safety Danieal Manning acknowledged that his responsibilities are only halfway complete.
In one aspect Manning has accomplished what the Texans expected of him when they signed him to a four-year, 20-million contract just prior to the start of training camp. He provided a steady hand in a vastly improved secondary, finishing fourth on the team with 59 tackles despite missing three games with a broken leg suffered in Nashville.
The process of fulfilling the second part of his job description is unfolding this week. With the Texans (10-6) making their postseason debut as a franchise on Saturday in an AFC Wild Card Game against the Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) at Reliant Stadium, a quick perusal of their active roster reveals 39 players poised for their first playoff appearance. Manning, conversely, is one of four Texans with Super Bowl experience.
"I feel like they brought me here, one, for my exper...
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HOUSTON Most Wednesday afternoons when Andre Johnson walks into the Houston Texans locker room he is wearing a pair of sandals, some shorts and an enormous hooded sweatshirt, and he is dripping.
The wide receiver has gotten out of a tub for treatment on his legs, both of which are recovering from hamstring injuries. He takes short steps. He is in no hurry. With the hood of the...
On this pre playoff edition of Luv Ya Steel Blue podcast, Mike, Aaron and Pat dive into this epic moment in Houston Texans history. With the Bengals coming to town, the Texans are on deck to make history with their ever playoff game.
The guys touch on Texans awards, the return of Andre and the success of T.J. Yates. It is also revealed the Antonio Smith is a new type of Ninja...
The 2011 NFL playoffs open on Saturday with the Cincinnati Bengals facing the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium.It's the Texans first trip to the playoffs and Houston's first since the 1993 season.The Bengals have...
Saturday's game against the Texans may be Andy Dalton's first-ever NFL playoff appearance but it will certainly not be his first time on the field turf of Reliant Stadium. Dalton won a pair of high school playoffs games at Reliant as the quarterback at Katy High School, just west of Houston. A few years later he lead TCU to a Texas Bowl win over the University of Houston...
The Texans played harder than I expected and had a shot to win at the end going for the two-point conversion in a failed attempt to knock the Titans out of the playoffs in one fail swoop. In the end tiebreakers did what the Texans couldn’t and sent the Titans home to watch with the rest of the AFC South.
Since Sunday’s game was as close to meaningless a game as the Texans...
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From Joe Reedy:
Andre Johnson has been with the Texans since their second year in the league and is the one person who can appreciate Houston’s first playoff appearance since the Oilers played made it in 1993. Johnson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection but has been bothered most of the season with a hamstring injury. He played in a career-low seven games and had only 33 catches...
Did not participate: DE Jonathan Fanene (not injury related), S Taylor Mays (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (illness)
Limited participation: DT Geno Atkins (Achilles), QB Andy Dalton (illness), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder)
Full participation: RB Cedric Benson (foot), C Kyle Cook (foot)S Chris Crocker (knee)
Limited participation: CB Jason Allen (back), LB Bryan Braman...
The 2012 NFL Playoffs kick off Saturday when The Cincinnati Bengals visit Texas, and the Houston Texans. Cincinnati finished ( 9-7 ) and needed help to get in while Houston ( 10-6 ) took advantage of a banged up division and earned the number three seed despite having a walking mash unit of their own [...]