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Grading the Houston Texans performance: week 14

Running Game – A Arian Foster tore up the field he had some great runs including a 51 yard run where he stiff armed a Jaguar into the turf. Arian Foster also had a TD vultured by rookie Alfred Blue at the one yard line. Overall it was the Arian Foster show, he kept the ball moving and scored his TD run was pretty impressive, and the Texans are a much better team when Foster is...
Via cover32 - Texans
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Foster out against Bengals, Blue to start for second-straight week

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is inactive Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with a groin injury. Foster, who is the NFL's third leading rusher this season with 822 yards, also missed last week's matchup in Cleveland against the Browns. With Foster sidelined again, the Texans will turn to rookie running back Alfred Blue to start in his place. Houston is hoping for a...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston's Foster out against Bengals

HOUSTON (AP) Houston running back Arian Foster was inactive on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with a groin injury. It's the second straight week that Foster has been out with the injury. Foster is third in the NFL with 822 yards rushing this season. Rookie Alfred Blue will start in his place after rushing a franchise-record 36 times for 156 yards in his place last week. Also...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: 5 Things to Know About the Texans

1. Ryan Mallett won in his first NFL start last week against the Cleveland Browns, tossing a pair of touchdown passes. What are some of the pros and cons from his debut?Caleb: It’s still a bit too early to declare Ryan Mallett the franchise QB for Houston, but he did play a pretty good game. Head Coach O’Brien definitely had a specific game plan this week trying not to put too...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Texans can snatch AFC South away from Colts

Before Ryan Mallett put up an impressive performance against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, and before the Indianapolis Colts showed their true colours in a blowout loss to the New England Patriots, it looked as though the Texans had no shot at winning the AFC South. Ryan Mallett looked like he was able to completely revitalize the Texans passing game after a strong performance...
Via cover32 - Texans
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Texans

1. Ryan Mallett won in his first NFL start last week against the Cleveland Browns, tossing a pair of touchdown passes. What are some of the pros and cons from his debut?Caleb: It’s still a bit too early to declare Ryan Mallett the franchise QB for Houston, but he did play a pretty good game. Head Coach O’Brien definitely had a specific game plan this week trying not to put too...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Another Game Time Decision For Week 12

Texans coach Bill O'Brien is calling Arian Foster a game-time decision according to the Houston Chronicle.Fantasy Spin:O'Brien said the same thing last week, and Foster came no where close to playing. His chances seem better for Week 12, but keep Alfred Blue stashed just in case. Foster is a RB1 if he plays, and Blue is a decent RB2.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue carries load for Texans with Foster out

HOUSTON (AP) Alfred Blue didn't spend any time feeling sorry for himself when he didn't hear his name called until the sixth round of this year's NFL draft. Houston's rookie running back had long heard a familiar refrain from coaches that helped him navigate what would have been a disappointing time for many players. ''Coaches always told me, it's not where you begin, it's how it...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with the run defense: Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns were in first place coming into the game versus the Houston Texans, but were beaten soundly by the Texans 23-7. The loss sunk the Browns to last place in the AFC North and ended the team’s three game winning streak. The Browns were outplayed in every phase of the game. On the defensive side of the ball, the Browns gave up 424 total yards of offense. This was...
Via Waiting For Next Year
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fallout: NFL Week 11

QBs In a week where Peyton Manning and Tom Brady fell to the middle of the pack in fantasy QB values, my Matt Ryan and RGIII picks don’t look THAT bad...especially compared to QBs of similar status. I tried to WILL Matty Ice to a stellar performance, but the Falcon offense continues to stumble over itself.  RGIII missed DeSean Jackson on THREE go routes and then talked himself...
Via Football By Football
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue wins huge Week 11 award

Eleven weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What we learned from the Texans win over the Browns

Signing Fitzpatrick was as bad as everyone thought it was going to be, and all the complaints about signing him from fans were justified. Seeing Ryan Mallett take command and have a pretty good game gives the team hope that the offense will get back on track. Mallett didn’t have the luxury of being able to lean on Arian Foster either. Alfred Blue had a good game, he looks like...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Run-aissance: Why running, stopping the run still matters

So I hear the NFL is a passing league?  Well, not for the winners...  Sunday was a poignant reminder that no matter how hard an NFL commissioner, or a rules committee, or a football-crat of any stripes may try to interfere, football is still going happen.  You can't prevent football players and the teams that employ them from playing a violent game violently when it matters most...
Via Football By Football
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfred Blue Rushes For 156 Yards In Foster's Absence

Texans running back Alfred Blue gained 156 yards on 36 carries against the Browns.Fantasy Spin:Blue earned the start with Arian Foster out with an injury. An early lead certainly helped Blue get a career-high 36 carries. He is a decent FLEX play as long as Foster is sidelined.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good & The Bad: Houston Texans Week 11 Game Review

The Good:The Houston Texans played probably their most rounded game since Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans back on Oct. 26. Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett made his first career start and had a splendid outing on the road. He completed 20 out of his 30 passes for 211 yards and had one touchdown. Although Mallett had one interception, it was technically not his fault considering...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No Foster, but Browns defense Blue

CLEVELAND-- The Browns had a golden opportunity before them, but before the day was over, it turned blue. It wasn't just the 27-degree wind chill factor that turned the Browns blue-- €”but more the running of Alfred Blue. Blue, filling in for Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster ran for 156 yards and the Browns saw their perch atop the AFC North disappear as they dropped a 23-7 decision...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watt dominates; Mallett, Blue impress as Texans down Browns

J.J. Watt nearly beat the Browns by himself. On offense, on defense, he couldn't be stopped. Watt caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mallett, dominated on defense and the Houston Texans climbed back to .500 with a 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Watt was all over the field. Along with his TD, he recorded a strip sack, made five tackles -- three for a loss -- recovered...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watt dominates; Mallett, Blue impress as Texans down Browns

J.J. Watt nearly beat the Browns by himself. On offense, on defense, he couldn't be stopped. Watt caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mallett, dominated on defense and the Houston Texans climbed back to .500 with a 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Watt was all over the field. Along with his TD, he recorded a strip sack, made five tackles -- three for a loss -- recovered...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans' Foster out against Browns, Blue to start

Listed as questionable heading into the week, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns due to a groin injury. Foster suffered the injury against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9, and the Texans had hoped the running back could recover with the bye week in Week 10, however it appears he is a no-go in Cleveland...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikey O Knows – Week 11 fringe starters worth a look

Welcome to this Week 11 edition of Mikey O Knows. The playoffs in most leagues are just three weeks away, so I know the intensity of every line-up move you make! Here’s to helping you to make those decisions a little easier and help you get into the playoffs. And If I do and you pass by me, I will not say no to a beer Side note. I hope you picked up Jordan Matthews last week....
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfred Blue Will Start With Foster OUT

Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) has officially been ruled out for Week 11.Fantasy Spin:This is no surprise, and Alfred Blue will make the start, and should be considered an RB2.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans' Arian Foster out against Browns

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston running back Arian Foster will miss Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with a groin injury. Foster missed practice this week with the injury and was listed as questionable on Friday before the Texans announced that he was out on Saturday. Foster, who is second in the NFL with 822 yards rushing, was injured Nov. 2 against the Eagles before Houston's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans' Arian Foster out against Browns

HOUSTON (AP) Houston running back Arian Foster will miss Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with a groin injury. Foster missed practice this week with the injury and was listed as questionable on Friday before the Texans announced that he was out on Saturday. Foster, who is second in the NFL with 822 yards rushing, was injured Nov. 2 against the Eagles before Houston's bye...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans RB Arian Foster ruled out with groin injury vs. Browns

The Houston Texans ruled running back Arian Foster out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, per the team's official website. Foster, who has been battling a groin injury, didn't participate in practice this week. While Foster was listed as questionable to play on Friday, reports emerged noting that that he was a "long shot" to play. Foster missed a game earlier this season...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arian Foster unlikely to play against Browns

The Houston Texans are expected to be without running back Arian Foster in Sunday’s contest against the Cleveland Browns. Foster is being called a game time decision by head coach Bill O’Brien but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on SprotsCenter Friday that the running back is unlikely to play due to his groin injury. O’Brien says Arian Foster practiced a little bit today...
Via Tireball.com
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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