Found December 02, 2012 on
It's December already? Yes, it is, even if it doesn't feel like it, and the Titans close the third quarter of the season with a rematch against the Houston Texans, this time at LP Field. The Texans are banged up this week, with starters or quasi-starters guard Antoine Caldwell, tackle Derek Newton, inside linebacker Bradie James, outside linebacker Brooks Reed, cornerback Johnathan Joseph, and Joseph's sometime-replacement cornerback Alan Ball all inactive along with backup guard Cody White. That means regular nickelback Brice McCain, who's struggled at times in that role after playing superlatively there last year, will play on the outside, likely, while second-year man Brandon Harris, who's struggled to find the field, will probably play nickel. Given how often the Texans play dime sets, given their lack of depth I hope the Titans to try to spread the field and play lots of 3-WR packages this time.
For the Titans, Colin McCarthy is out with his concussion; ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the best defensive lineman in the AFC in only his second year in the league in 2012. In only 11 weeks of action, Watt has recorded 14.5 sacks and is 1st in total sacks in the AFC. That is an enormous accomplishment for any defensive player, but for a defensive end in the 3-4 defense, that type of impact is amazing. 3-4 defensive ends...
HOUSTON Everybody has boyhood heroes. Some of us get to meet them. Not many get to surpass them.
That's what happened to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt on Sunday. He raised his season totals to 15 sacks and 15 pass breakups, topping the 1991 feat of the legendary Reggie White, whose poster hung on the bedroom wall of a young Watt.
"Growing up idolizing Reggie...
The Houston Texans have deactivated cornerback Alan Ball due to a foot injury, in addition to the five other players already declared out against the Tennessee Titans.
Houston will start Barrett Ruud at middle linebacker in place of Bradie James, out with a hamstring injury. Ruud was with the Titans last season before losing his job to Colin McCarthy, but McCarthy is out against...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Houston Texans are heading back to the playoffs for a second straight year and already have set a franchise record for wins in a season.
Their defense made sure they didn't need overtime for this latest win, 24-10 over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus recovered a fumble and had two sacks as the Texans (11-1) remain tied...
Ok, so we have already featured Houston Texans cheerleader Randi Brady earlier this year. Well, to this point Randi has been NZ's number one viewed Gridiron Girl. So for those who checked in on her the first time, here are a few more photos you might not have seen.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fueled by six forced turnovers, the Houston Texans clinched their second straight playoff berth with a 24-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Texans (11-1) thwarted the Titans' comeback to win their sixth straight. Houston harassed the Titans (4-8) and quarterback Jake Locker all game. An interception by Darryl Sharpton with 1:57 left...
The NFL this year has begun keeping track of player participation data on a weekly basis and releasing it to the media. Here's how they have the Titans lining up in Week 13's home loss to the Texans.
Offense (75 total)
QB: Jake Locker 75
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 72, Quinn Johnson 4, Darius Reynaud 3
TE: Jared Cook 64, Craig Stevens 21, Taylor Thompson 9
WR: Nate Washington...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Houston Texans have deactivated cornerback Alan Ball due to a foot injury, in addition to the five other players already declared out against the Tennessee Titans.
Houston will start Barrett Ruud at middle linebacker in place of Bradie James, out with a hamstring injury. Ruud was with the Titans last season before losing his job to Colin McCarthy, but...
HOUSTON (24) d TENNESSEE (10)
The Headline: Texans keep rolling with another win
Houston fans can complain all they want about their team getting no national respect despite being tied for the best record in the NFL. As a counter point I offer them this scenario, would you rather be an under the radar top seed, or get all of the national attention because you are fighting...
According to multiple reports former Houston Cougar, Oakland Raider and Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt is scheduled to workout for the Houston Texans on Tuesday.
Texans are working out former Oakland and KC CC Stanford Routt on Tuesday.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 4, 2012
With starting nickel cornerback Brice McCain out six weeks with a broke foot...