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In the aftermath of their surprising loss to the Panthers, the Texans offered the strongest indication on how far they've come defensively.
There was disappointment over a performance that was more pedestrian than poor, talk of returning to form and maintaining standards previously set. Carolina amassed only 168 yards heading into the fourth quarter, but the Texans had been so dominant defensively during their seven-game winning streak that the late Cam Newton-led touchdown drive represented something unfamiliar and unacceptable.
"There were a few plays in there that just got out on us," Texans inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans said. "It wasn't a terrible defensive effort, it was just a few plays where we weren't where we should be, we weren't correct on our assignments. And those few plays cost us.
"You want a high standard, and that's what we have here now. We have a high standard defensively. Watch the way we practice and guys are catching ...
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Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Colts.
Johnson, one of the league's top pass catchers in recent years, will miss his ninth straight game with a strained left hamstring.
Houston guard Mike Brisiel is out with an ankle injury and Antoine Caldwell will replace him.
Other Texans inactive because of injuries are cornerback...
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...
Arian Foster's 9-yard touchdown run in the opening minute helped the Houston Texans take a 10-6 lead over the Colts at halftime.
Foster finished the first half with 76 yards on 10 carries.
Dan Orlovsky completed 10 of 18 passes for 98 yards, Joseph Addai had 15 carries for 42 yards and Reggie Wayne caught five passes for 54 yards for Indianapolis.
Things started badly for...
Houston Texans' Arian Foster runs past Indianapolis Colts' Ricardo Mathews during the second half
The Texans are in big trouble – as if you didn’t know that already. Thursday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, the AFC South champs were handed a second straight shocking loss, falling to the 1-13 Colts 19-16 in the final 20 seconds.
The Colts pulled out a dramatic win over their...
Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels was in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts despite a knee injury.
Daniels did not practice Tuesday because of the lingering injury but was healthy enough to face the Colts.
Daniels, in his sixth season out of Wisconsin, has 53 catches for 673 yards and three touchdowns this year.
The Texans had a seven...
Arian Foster's 9-yard touchdown run in the first minute helped the Houston Texans take a 10-3 lead over the Colts at the end of the first quarter.
With Andre Johnson out, the Texans need all the offensive weapons that they can get on the field. So it’s great news for Houston that Owen Daniels will be available on Thursday night despite not practicing during the week. Daniels is Houston’s leading receiver this year and is struggling with a knee injury. Inactive for…
The jubilation following Houston’s first playoff appearance in franchise history has quickly turned to panic. A sampling from the coverage from the Houston Chronicle on Friday: “In what might have been the worst performance by the Texans in Gary Kubiak’s six seasons as coach, they somehow found a way to lose a second consecutive game to team…
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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...