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State of the Texans:
New England Patriots
By the end of the weekend, we will know the fate of the Houston Texans when they will head Northeast to face the heavily favored New England Patriots. The biggest question for the Texans is can they erase all of the bad memories of their week 14 meeting and silence all of their critics.
A Divisional round appearance once again for the Texans and the big factor is Matt Schaub is behind center for the offense which is better than the 2011 rookie version of T.J. Yates. Not downplaying the job Yates did to get the team to where he did last year, but the offense was a shell of itself. Schaub completed more passes in one playoff game (29) than Yates did in his two games (28) during last year’s playoffs. The offense is much more complex with Schaub and he does give the team the best chance to win. Schaub will have to play an error free game and be confident in the pocket for the Texans to stand a chance in enemy territory.
The offense will have to help the defense keep Tom Brady off the fi...
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Thursday, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named Defensive MVP by Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America.
“It’s an honor,” Watt said via the Houston Chronicle. “I appreciate everybody voting for me. It’s more an award for my teammates and coaches. I really appreciate everything they do for me. I wouldn’t be able to do this without them...
The Texans were my preseason pick for the Super Bowl. By mid season I was looking pretty good with that pick. Since then, it hasn't looked good for the Texans.
The Wildcard round brought us some pretty bad games. The marque quarterbacks were on a bye so this week should be a lot better.
Here are the quarterbacks and how they stack-up
1) Manning - Peyton Manning...
Kashif Moore was recently signed to the practice squad by the Houston Texans. He was an undrafted rookie out of Connecticut who has tremendous speed (4.32 /40) and great leaping ability (43.5 vertical). Moore, at 5’9 180 lbs, is projected as kick returner or possible slot receiver. He was with the Cincinnati Bengals but was cut and later awarded to the Indianapolis Colts on waivers...
Leading into the Houston - New England Matchup, the entire Texans team is singing the praises of their star running back Arian Foster. The only issue? He managed less than 50 yards rushing in his last matchup vs the Patriots
I wonder how bad the Houston Texans feel cutting Trindon Holliday? He had a huge punt return in the first half, and to open the second half he houses this kickoff to give the Broncos their lead back. There have been a ton of huge plays in this game, and Holliday has been simply incredible.Trindon Holliday now has the longest Punt Return TD AND longest Kickoff Return TD in NFL...
(Photo: Patriots Email)
Wow, even the Patriots marketing department knows that Texans’ quarterback Matt Schaub looks like a “deer in the headlights”. Actually forget the headlights, the signal caller for Houston looks like a deer head mounted on the wall after his shellacking at the hands of the Patriots in December.
Since that beat-down, the Texans have gone 2-3 including...
The Texans were embarrassed by the Patriots on MNF, will the same this happen this weekend?
The Wildcard games disappointed for one reason, quarterback play. That will not be a problem this weekend. The marquee quarterbacks are off their bye weeks and are ready to lead their teams onto the field.
Here is a look at the games and my selection of the winners.
With the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs, it would be tough for the Patriots not to look ahead and realize that if they beat the Houston Texans on Sunday, the AFC Championship Game would be played at Gillette Stadium. Nine-year NFL veteran Matt Chatham says players have to look past that and just focus on the game ahead.
Even after pummeling the Texans 42-14 in Week 14, the...
The buildup for the AFC Divisional round matchup between the No. 2 seed New England Patriots and visiting Houston Texans sounds a lot like that of late 1980’s Mike Tyson fight.Of the four playoff games on tap this weekend, the Texans are being given the least chance of pulling off the upset. There is very good reason for this, starting with the 42-12 shellacking they were subjected...
Two years ago, this was the scene in Foxboro after a Patriots playoff loss at home
The New England Patriots seem to be in the driver seat entering their first game of the 2013 NFL playoffs. Just over a month ago, the New England Patriots played a regular season game against their opponent, the Houston Texans and won the game 42-14. In that game, the Texans were exposed against the...
Houston Texans (13-4) at New England Patriots (12-4)
Game Day: Sunday 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Line: Patriots -10
Series Record: New England leads 3-1 (1-0 this season)
Just one brief month ago, the Houston Texans were widely considered the best team in the NFL. Sporting a dazzling 11-1 record and clad with snazzy new letterman jackets to combat the brutal 60 degree New England winter...
The Texans and Patriots faced off in Week 14, and it wasn’t pretty for the Texans. But Tom Brady and the Pats are well aware that J.J. Watt and the Texans will look like a brand new squad this time.
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Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs. The Houston Texans head back to Foxboro, MA for the second meeting versus the New England Patriots in 5 weeks after the initial 2012 meeting in week 14. What have the Texans learned, what new wrinkles will we see from Belichick, Brady and crew, and who will show up who may not have been so influential in the game’s outcome in December.
Both the Houston Texans and New England Patriots are determined to keep their playoff hopes alive and reach the AFC Title game.
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.