Found November 30, 2012 on
State of the Texans:
The Houston Texans make the trip to Tennessee looking to improve on their 5 game winning streak against the AFC South rival Titans. The Texans are 10-1 and can lock in a playoff spot with a win against the 4-7 Titans, who are 2-3 at home this year. Safety Danieal Manning knows the importance of this game. When asked about it, he said, “It’s huge. It’s a long season. Guys get around Week 13 and your body’s aching, but if we can play to win this game, we in. So this game means a lot to us. Then continue to win, we’re trying to get home field advantage throughout. We have a lot to play for, so it’s not like guys are taking it easy.”
Statistically, this game is a mismatch that heavily favors the Texans. The Texans rank 3rd in total offense while the Titans rank 29th in total defense, and the Texans defense ranks 6th while the Titans offense ranks 24th.
The biggest advantage the Titans have in this game is the unexpectedness of play calling by new Titans’ offensive coordinator Dow
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HOUSTON -- Suddenly the Houston Texans are broken. Not as a franchise, and not their season. Not metaphorically broken. Actually broken. Like with injuries.
Out for Sunday's game against Tennessee are cornerback Johnathan Joseph, linebacker Bradie James, linebacker Brooks Reed, right offensive tackle Derek Newton and guard Antoine Caldwell. But that's only the surface of...
It’s not often we talk about other players not associated with the Houston Texans, but the name of Oakland Raiders inside linebacker Rolando McClain has come up. According to multiple sources, the former 8th overall pick (2010 NFL Draft) is set to “no longer” be a Raider.
These tweets came out about McClain and his recent comments.
Former Bama LB Rolando McClain no...
Tennessee middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will not play Sunday against the Houston Texans due to a concussion.
McCarthy has not practiced since suffering a concussion in last week's loss at Jacksonville. He has missed four games previously this season with a high right ankle sprain hurt in the season opener against New England. Tim Shaw will replace McCarthy in the base defense...
Texans coach Gary Kubiak says cornerback Johnathan Joseph, linebacker Bradie James and offensive linemen Derek Newton and Antoine Caldwell will miss Sundays game at Tennessee.
All of those players sat out Fridays workout, as did cornerback Alan Ball, who has a sore foot. Kubiak had already ruled out linebacker Brooks Reed, whos sidelined indefinitely with a groin injury....
In November, Johnson amassed 35 catches for 614 yards and a touchdown that you might recall. In the process, he had his best single-game yardage total of his career (273 -- good for ninth-best ever, like throughout time) and his fifth-best (188).
Andre Johnson has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month. Averaged 153.5 receiving yards in 4 Nov. games #Texans
Brandon Harris has been fined $21,000 for his hit on Lions punt returner Stefan Logan on Thanksgiving Day.
Logan, who didnt signal for a fair catch on the play, was judged to be defenseless and that cost the Texans 15 yards.
But Harris said hell file an appeal.
They took my whole paycheck, Harris said. Source: Houston Chronicle Attached Thumbnails
To help get a better eye on the Texans before this week's game, I once again turned to Steph Stradley. Steph was voted the ultimate Texans fan in 2006 and when not practicing law in Houston writes the Texans Chick blog on the Houston Chronicle's website. You can also follow her on Twitter @StephStradley, where she says smart things about the Texans and mean things about Bud...
Mike Munchak has hired veteran coach Tom Moore to help the Tennessee Titans after firing offensive coordinator Chris Palmer and giving the job to Dowell Loggains.
Munchak says Thursday that the 32-year-old Loggains still will call the plays starting Sunday when the Titans (4-7) host Houston (10-1). But Loggains had been the quarterbacks coach, and Munchak says they needed more help...
Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels dropped by NFL AM Friday morning to discuss his teams 10-1 start.
He was asked about Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suhs kick of quarterback Matt Schaub on Thanksgiving.
My opinion is that it wasnt unintentional, Daniels said, adding he felt it was a situation Suh could have avoided. Source: NFL.com Attached Thumbnails
Chris Johnson didnt exactly say it, but it was easy to read between the lines when he talked about the change at offensive coordinator this week.
The three-time Pro Bowl running back isnt upset because the Titans fired Chris Palmer and promoted Dowell Loggains. Like a number of other offensive players, hes optimistic about what Loggains could bring to the game plan.
Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy suffered a concussion in Sundays loss to Jacksonville.
He didnt practice on Wednesday and Titans coach Mike Munchak said his status for Sunday will be determined by how he progresses the next couple of days.
Its one of those things where he seems to be getting better and seems to be fine, but I dont know how that will all work...
For years, Tom Moore and Peyton Manning picked apart the Tennessee Titans. Now, Manning is in Denver, and Moore is retired. He will remain retired, but according to Terry McCormick of the National Football Post, Moore has been brought in as an offensive consultant for the Titans, days after firing offensive coordinator Chris Palmer.
Former Colts OC Tom Moore has been brought in by...
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer Mike Munchak has made his biggest move yet as head coach of the Tennessee Titans.
He has put Tennessee's offense - and possibly his future - in the hands of 32-year-old quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains.
Munchak fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer on Monday night and gave the job to an assistant who will...
Last week: 23 (-3)
Net points per drive: -0.77 (30th)
DVOA: -28.9% (29th)
Weighted DVOA: -28.8% (29th)
Tier 7: Terrible
CB Alterraun Verner: Allowed 2 catches for 26 yards on 7 attempts, 1 interception, 2 pass deflections, 4 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop, 2 missed tackles
LOLB Zach Brown: 2 sacks on 8 blitzes, 4 solo tackles, 1 assist, 3 stops, 1 missed tackle...