Found January 02, 2013 on
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The Texans have been really disappointing the last few weeks, but I don't see that continuing this week. Everyone knows that Schaub has been struggling, but Dalton hasn't been too sharp either. I think his struggles will outweigh Schaub's in this playoff game. Both of these rosters are very similar to when they met last year, and the Texans still won with their backup quarterback. I think they come out with a close win here, aided by some poor decisions from Dalton.
The Vikings pulled off a miracle victory against the Packers just a short week ago, but they really gave it all they had in that game. I'm not sure how much they'll have left for this short week game. Last week they had more to play for than Green Bay; that is no longer the case. Also, the Vikings are an awful outdoor team. With projected temperatures possibly below 20 with wind in this game, Ponder'...
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HOUSTON -- The one thing everybody seems to "know" about Matt Schaub is that he is not quite as good as he seems.
This has come to define the Houston Texans quarterback's relationship with Houston Texans fans. Nobody thinks Schaub isn't any good at all. Everybody can remember those 4,000-yard seasons. They can pick out a handful of anecdotes to prove Schaub'...
According to multiple reports,
Texans placing ILB Darryl Sharpton (hip) on IR and re-signing Mister Alexander to replace him. Sharpton loss a blow to run defense.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 1, 2013
With Sharpton landing on the injured reserve the Texans have brought back second year inside linebacker Mister Alexander.
Darryl Sharpton was injured last season when...
The Houston Texans placed linebacker Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve because of a hip injury, the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday. Houston takes on the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the AFC playoffs on Saturday. Sharpton was injured during Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He began the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list because of...
Texas grocery store beer display artist Roger O’Neal sent word earlier this week that his team is responsible for this masterpiece at a store in Houston. It has been two years since we first published 15 Greatest Super Bowl Grocery Pop Art/Beer Displays, and these artists still flood our inbox at this time of year.
Want to do something cool with your art degree? Get in touch with...
Between now and the Houston Texans' 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals, you will see reams of analysis and scouting objectives.
But that's for the lamestream.
This is the alternative Texans scouting report.
Matt Schaub, Quarterback
Middle name is Rutledge, meaning he was one step away from being a lacrosse player who wears deck shoes...
Bengals at Texans-4.5
For the second year in a row, the NFL playoffs kickoff with the Cincinnati Bengals traveling to Houston to face a Texans team favored slightly in the point spread. This year’s wildcard match-up has a completely different feel from a year ago. The Houston Texans were excited just to make the postseason this time last year, but after a complete meltdown in December...
After losing 2 of their final 4 games the Houston Texans have fallen from the AFC’s #1 seed to the #3 and will be playing this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals to open the playoffs at home. Though the Texans have struggled they’ll have to forget about it quickly with the playoffs now at hand.”You have to have a short-term memory in this league. It’s more important now...
The four are back together in a reunion episode that isn’t very happy aside from that fact. Mike, Pat, Aaron and Cleaver all dive into the questions of if the offense is broken, how much Gary Kubiak is to blame and if it’s okay to declare that Wade Phillips no longer walks on water. The boys also talk about the Texans playoff chances in wild card weekend as well as the field...
The Houston Texans are hosting the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday to begin the NFL playoffs for the second straight year.
This time, Matt Schaub will be in the spotlight.
Schaub will make his first postseason start as the stumbling Texans try to eliminate Cincinnati in the wild-card round, a year after they did so with a third-string quarterback.
Houston's first playoff game...
The Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans will face off in the postseason for the second straight season when they get together on Saturday at 4:30...