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Cushing loses bet, wears Washington gear

College football gear bets are extremely popular among NFL players, and one of last week’s biggest upsets led to an extremely dour-looking Brian Cushing wearing a full Washington outfit. Cushing’s USC Trojans lost to teammate Chris Polk’s Huskies 17-12 last Thursday, and over the weekend, he had to pay up on their bet. Man..I tried to tell my boy @brian56cushing...
Via College Spun
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texans LB retweets negative comment about his own team

The Houston Texans are so bad this season that their own players are sharing negative stuff about the team on social media. On Sunday, Houston Chronicle writer John McClain tweeted a comment about the Astros that wasn’t exactly flattering for the 1-4 Texans. Did linebacker Whitney Mercilus agree with it? Here’s a screenshot that was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars coach rips players, coaches following loss to Bucs

Over the past few years, Gus Bradley has had to explain plenty of times why the Jacksonville Jaguars came up short against whoever their opponent was. On Sunday, the head coach decided it was time to air his true feelings about how his team is playing. After the Jaguars lost to the Tampa Bay Bucs 38-31 (dropping their record to 1-4 on the year), Bradley questioned the heart and...
Via Gamedayr
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texans Outstanding Player of the Game - Week 5: Jaelen Strong

Jaelen Strong’s Stats: Targets: 2Receptions: 2Reception Yards: 53Touchdowns: 2Fantasy Scoring (NFL): 17.30 pointsThe Texans wide receiver corps was too much for the weak Indianapolis Colts secondary during this week's Thursday Night Football.  Jaelen Strong, a rookie trying to make his mark, may just have become closer to becoming a starting receiver with his noticable and...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans safety Rahim Moore on season: 'We'll fix it'

Despite a disappointing start, the Texans aren't prepared to give up on the season just yet.Houston sits at 1-4, coming off a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Thursday, but safety Rahim Moore said the team is fully capable of turning things around.“The season ain’t over,” Moore said, per the Houston Chronicle. “We’ve got to stay positive and learn from our mistakes...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colts proud of how they shut down 'Justin James' Watt

Don’t make Justin James angry. You won’t like him when he’s angry. Sometimes it’s better to let actions speak for themselves, rather than sound off after the fact. The Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans on Thursday, and star defensive lineman J.J. Watt was held in check admirably by Indy’s battered offensive line to the tune of just two tackles and zero sacks....
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer is Week 6 starter, beyond that is anyone's guess

On Friday, Houston texans head coach Bill O'Brien made the call - quarterback Brian Hoyer will start over Ryan Mallett in next week's game at lowly Jacksonville. "As far as the quarterback position goes, we're going to go with Brian Hoyer," O'Brien said, per CBS Sports. Hoyer is coming off a good effort in last week's 27-20 loss to Indianapolis, throwing for 312 yards and two touchdowns...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans fight in the stands during Texans game

Several fans duked it out in the middle of the Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Thursday Night Football game, eventually tumbling down the stairs in the process. Two male fans are clearly going at it in the nose bleed section of NRG Stadium in Houston, exchanging a few blows before both throw each other down the stairs. Thus far it hasn’t been determined what started the fight...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mallett’s dad: Criticism of QB makes his grandmothers cry

Brian Hoyer has been named the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback for Week 6 in a decision that could have serious emotional repercussions. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien chose Hoyer over Ryan Mallett, who was pulled from Thursday night’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter after suffering a minor injury. Mallett has been criticized for his shaky play and...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Fans Brawling And Falling Down Stairs And Stands During Thursday Night Game

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and wide receive DeAndre Hopkins were hanging their heads after one play in the fourth quarter because Hopkins had just committed a stupid penalty, but had they known how some fans were acting up in the stands they probably would have hung them even further.Yes, folks. Fans other than those of the San Franciso 49ers fight in the stands. As if...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans Cheerleaders Are Pretty In Pink For Freestyle Friday!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to show its support for the cause many players in the NFL will be sporting pink versions of their equipment. Fans will also get to see their favorite cheerleaders doing the same--and looking much better in the process. For Thursday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts the Houston Texans Cheerleaders certainly were.So it only makes...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Some Texans players have already 'checked out' on coaches

The Houston Texans appear to be moving in reverse during head coach Bill O’Brien’s second season, and it’s being reported that some players have already started checking out just five games into the 2015 season. Houston fell to 1-4 after being defeated at home by the reeling Indianapolis Colts, who were without starting quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck’s replacement, veteran...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett had bad body language after being benched

Ryan Mallett has long been saddled with questions about his character, and his behavior during Thursday’s Week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts did no favors to his reputation. Mallett was knocked out of the game for the Houston Texans after taking a hit from Indianapolis’ Sio Moore in the second quarter. Brian Hoyer entered...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Johnson, Colts down Texans in key division win

The Indianapolis Colts were able to improve to 3-2 on the season with a huge 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans this evening. It was a homecoming for Andre Johnson, who had struggled mightily for the Colts throughout the first four weeks of the season. Tonight was his night, however, and he put up big numbers to help the Colts get past their division rival. Matt Hasselbeck...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Either Ryan Mallett Threw Too Hard Or Arian Foster Can't Catch

It almost hurts to be a Houston Texans fan. At times the team looks pretty darn good. They generate offense and move the ball down the field, but then something happens and it all goes to crap--like it did on the team's first drive Thursday night against the Colts. Everything was working. The team was getting first downs and moving the ball, but then this happened (see below).Either...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Gore must step up vs. Texans with Andrew Luck out

After the news broke that Andrew Luck would miss tonight’s game against the Houston Texans, it became apparent that the Indianapolis Colts would need Frank Gore to step up on the ground. He is one of the most talented running backs in the NFL, but he has got off to an incredibly slow start so far this year. Throughout the first four weeks of the season, Gore has carried the...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans rule out WRs Washington, Shorts for Colts' game

The Colts won't be the only team shorthanded entering their Thursday night game against the Texans, as Houston will be without two of the their top three wide receivers as well.Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts were among five Houston players ruled out of the AFC South matchup.Washington, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, has 13 receptions for 210 yards this season. Shorts,...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt must dominate for Texans to defeat Colts

J.J. Watt is one of the best defensive players that the NFL has ever seen and he will be asked to show why there has been so much hype surrounding him on Thursday night. The Houston Texans will be taking on their division rival Indianapolis Colts and Watt will be asked to dominate and put pressure on Andrew Luck if the Texans want any chance of coming away with a big victory. ...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans reach injury settlement with LB Mike Mohamed

The Houston Texans waived Mike Mohamed from injured reserve on Tuesday after reaching an injury settlement with the linebacker.Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans and Mohamed agreed on a three-week settlement for $116,470. With the agreement, Mohamed is free to sign with another team in three weeks. Otherwise, according to league rules, he is eligible to rejoin...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster to have increased workload against Colts

Arian Foster had an uninspiring 2015 regular season debut last weekend, but a lot of that had to do with game flow as the Atlanta Falcons were blowing the doors off the Houston Texans. Foster hopes to contribute more and see different results on Thursday. According to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle, the Texans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White doesn't seem to be too happy with his current role on a team that he's suited up for since the start of the 2005 season. The franchise's all-time leading receiver had this to say following his two-catch performance against the Houston Texans on Sunday (via  "For me, at the end of the day, I want to catch passes. I'm not out here...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: Analyzing week four’s loss

Oct 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) and linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) walk off of the field after their loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 48-21. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Texans endured a crushing defeat against the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday. The final score was 48...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster fumbles after getting stripped by teammate Derek Newton (video)

The Houston Texans have a lot more problems than just the quarterback. The Atlanta Falcons absolutely shredded their defense and stonewalled their running game Sunday, but it was the self-inflicted errors that hurt the most. In this case, the self-inflicted errors were quite literal. Running back Arian Foster was stripped Sunday by his own teammate—offensive lineman Derek Newton...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt wishes great-grandma happy 98th birthday on Twitter

J.J. Watt’s great-grandmother turned 98 on Tuesday and the Houston Texans superstar posted a touching photo of the two hand-in-hand on walk to social media to celebrate the occasion. Happy 98th Birthday Great-Grandma. I love you. — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 29, 2015   As noted by Houston’s ABC-13, Watt not only adores his great-grandma...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans' playcalling a recipe for disaster

Let’s assume for the moment that one of the four teams that make up the AFC South actually wants to win the division. You have the decade-long punching bag, Jacksonville (1-1); the typically underwhelming Tennessee (1-1); the favorites, Indianapolis (0-2); and finally, the J.J. Watt-led Texans (0-2). To Houston’s credit, they’ve lost their first two games by just one possession...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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