Found December 14, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
The absurdly premature playoff picture presents one man's projection for the NFL playoffs, at each given week in the season -- even if that week is unreasonably early. • In the AFC, the only change is that the Houston Texans move into the two-seed ahead of the Baltimore Ravens. That's right. I believe in T.J. Yates that much. You might even say that I have a Yates infection. • Here's the deal: The Texans, Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have identical record at 10-3 (the New England Patriots, too, but they're staying put as the one-seed). The Texans currently have the best conference record, although Baltimore could catch them -- but with road games in San Diego and Cincinnati, I don't think the Ravens are winning out. And if the Yates-infected Texans can beat Atlanta and Cincinnati, what reason is there to believe they can't win out against Carolina, Indy and Tennessee? • As for AFC wild cards, the Steelers or Ravens will have one, and the Jets would have t...

Houston Texans Fan Goes Bonkers After TJ Yates Leads Team To Win (Videos)

Over the weekend, the Houston Texans claimed their first playoff berth in franchise history as they pulled out a late win against the Bengals. One Texans fan was filmed as he watched the final minutes of the game and his excitement is on another level:

Who The Hell Is TJ Yates? (And Why The Texans Love Him)

After last week's win, Coach Gary Kubiak summed up his Texans like this: "Three weeks, three different quarterbacks. But the same team.'' The first QB is a household name in fantasy circles, even if he pretty much fails as a celebrity. The second QB is a household name in a number of cheerleader paternity suits and hot tub party planners' little black books...

Video: CBS Sports Panthers vs. Texans Preview

T.J. Yates will look to lead the Houston Texans to their seventh win in a row when they welcome Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers to Reliant Stadium this Sunday. Join’s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz for a preview of this matchup.

Panthers look to slow down ex-Tar Heels QB Yates

The Panthers know if they want to get back on the winning track Sunday against the Houston Texans they'll need to do something nobody has managed to accomplish - beat T.J. Yates. Yates has rewritten the history books this month, becoming the first former North Carolina Tar Heel to start a game at quarterback in the NFL and the first rookie in 43 years to lead his team to come...

Texans primed for playoff run

The Houston Texans pulled up to Reliant Stadium on Sunday night to thousands of cheering fans who've waited 18 years for this. Houston's NFL team is back in the playoffs after winning the AFC South. Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates rallied the Texans to a 20-19 win over Cincinnati, and the team earned the franchise's first postseason berth when New Orleans beat Tennessee...

Texans Brian Cushing on NFL Network

    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing goes 1 on 1 on NFL Network’s Fran Charles and talks about T.J. Yates, the loss of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and much more.   Click Here to see the interview
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