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(Eds: Adds details; quotes. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Andre Johnson sometimes has to tell his teammates how lucky they are to be on one of the NFL's best teams.
For years, Johnson languished on terrible Texans teams. Now, the star receiver shares stories of the tough times, a reminder to appreciate this season and keep working for more.
Johnson is the only player currently with Houston (11-1) remaining from its franchise-worst 2-14 season in 2005.
''Enjoy this part of it, because the times that I went through, that's something you don't ever want to experience,'' he said he tells his teammates of that season. ''The season was super long. There were times I didn't want to get up and come to work. It's hard because you come in and you're working your (tail) off, and you just can't get the job done.''
Johnson has 1,114 yards receiving to bounce back from an injury-filled 2011 season where he had a...
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They call them measurement games and the Houston Texans going into Foxboro Monday night fits that bill. For the 11-1 Texan, one would think it’s the 9-3 Patriots who would be breaking out the measuring tape. However, this is old hat to the Patriots; if they win then they were expected to, if they lose, the Texans would be on their way to the Super Bowl. The Texans can send...
Houston Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody had an idea. He thought it would be pretty cool for the team to rock letterman jackets like high school varsity football players do.
So he recuited OLB Conner Barwin , and he worked with the equipment manager to make it happen.
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The entire Houston Texans team received varsity-style letterman jackets Friday, just in time for their trip to New England for Monday night's game against the Patriots.
We had our doubts as to why an NFL team would want such jackets, until we saw the photo of linebacker Conor Barwin and defensive end Antonio Smith wearing them. We must say: they do look awesome.
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The Boston Herald was reviewing their transcripts from an interview with Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning when they found this quote from him about beating Tom Brady:“I’m 2-1 with Brady,” Manning said. “Beaten him twice and lost once to him in Chicago. It was a real cold, snowy day and they came with it, they balled out on us.” Manning played for the Chicago Bears...
Last week: 3 (+0)
Net points per drive: 0.79 (3rd)
DVOA: 18.6% (7th)
Weighted DVOA: 16.4% (8th)
LT Duane Brown: Did not allow a pressure on 34 pass block snaps, run blocked for 2 yards on 1 attempt
FS Glover Quin: Allowed 4 catches for 33 yards on 7 attempts, 1 interception, 4 solo tackles, 2 stops, 1 missed tackle, 1 quarterback hurry on 2 blitzes
MLB Tim Dobbins...
Pro Football Weekly reports NT Shaun Cody is “unlikely to be with the Texans in 2013.”
PFW notes that Earl Mitchell has played well enough with Cody out of the lineup that he could afford Houston the ability to move on without the veteran nose tackle.
Cody, 29, will be a free agent at the end of the season, but it seems likely that the Texans will consider drafting a replacement...
James Harden attended the grand opening of the upscale driving range (complete with a bar and restaurant), Top Golf Houston, earlier this week alongside Houston Texans’ T.J. Yates and Brooks Reed:
Monday night is arguably the biggest matchup of December with the Patriots hosting the Houston Texans in a game that could determin top seed in the AFC.
Here it is owners. The time has come for the big locker room speeches. A time to reach out to your team, and deep within your emotions and be the very best you can be