O'Brien can smile after win, healthier team outlook

HOUSTON (AP) A win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers isn't the only thing Texans coach Bill O'Brien is upbeat about. The team is close to being at full strength ahead of Week 4's matchup with the Falcons. Running back Arian Foster, tackle Duane Brown and guard Brandon Brooks are hopeful to play Sunday. O'Brien said of Foster playing at Atlanta: ''I think we're close. I don't know that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Place OL Jeff Adams On Season-Ending Injured Reserve

The Houston Texans have placed OL Jeff Adams on season-ending injured reserve on Saturday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. It is bad news for the team as Adams began the season as the starting left guard, and rotated to right tackle last week when LT Duane Brown went down with a broken thumb–so … The post Texans Place OL Jeff Adams On...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans: 2015 Week 3 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) at Houston Texans (0-2) Ordinarily, I love fading significant week-to-week line movements because they tend to be overreactions to one week. For example, the Buccaneers were 8.5 point underdogs in this game in the early line last week, but now they’re only getting 6.5 points, as a result of an upset win in New Orleans against a Saints team that isn...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

O'Brien: 'I don’t think Arian will play this week'

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien doesn't sound too optimistic that running back Arian Foster will take the field against Tampa on Sunday. “I don’t think Arian will play this week,” O’Brien plainly said, per the team’s website. O'Brien earlier said Foster is looking good in practice, but aparently not that good to warrant some play time. Foster's absense is compounded...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Houston Texans practice report

The Houston Texans just can’t seem to catch a break. In addition to running back Arian Foster’s injury, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and offensive tackle Duane Brown may be joining Foster on the sideline this Sunday. According to the official practice report for Wednesday Sept. 23, safety Lonnie Ballentine (knee), tackle Brown (hand), running back Jonathan Grimes (knee), wide...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans lose RT Jeff Adams to knee injury

The Houston Texans already thin offensive line took another hit with the loss of right tackle Jeff Adams in Sunday's game against the the Carolina Panthers.Adams injured his knee late in the second quarter and was carted off the field to the locker room. The team ruled him out for the remainder of the game.Per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Kendall Lamm, an undrafted rookie...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

RB McCoy stays in Bills lineup, WR Bowe debuts for Browns

LeSean McCoy has been cleared to play for the Buffalo Bills after aggravating his injured left hamstring. The dual-threat running back was in the lineup Sunday at home against the New England Patriots. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has done enough to overcome his hamstring injury, giving Johnny Manziel a target against the Tennessee Titans. Running back C.J. Spiller...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers: 2015 Week 2 NFL Pick

Houston Texans (0-1) at Carolina Panthers (1-0) The Panthers are favored by a field goal here, but the public is actually on the Texans. I love fading the public whenever it makes sense, especially when the public is on an underdog. The public always loses money in the long run and whenever the public thinks one team is going to win and the odds makers think another team is going...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texans OT Duane Brown unlikely to play Sunday

Ryan Mallett may be without perhaps his most important offensive lineman when he make his debut as Houston's starting quarterback in the Texans' Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. According the the Houston Chronicle, Texans Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown is unlikely to play against the Panthers due to a thumb injury. Brown injured his thumb during the preseason...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Kick Off Season Against Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs

The Houston Texans will open the 2015 season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. The Chiefs went 9-7 last season, the same record posted by Houston. Both teams almost made the playoffs, but they were both snubbed by the Baltimore Ravens' win against the Browns. This should be an interesting fight.BROADCASTING INFORMATION:Sunday, September 14, 1 p.m. ESTHouston...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Former OSU star won bet against Texan’s VT teammate

The Ohio State-Virginia Tech game was easily one of the most talked about things that happened on Monday night. The defending national champions crushed the Hokies in that game and there were surely some bets that had to be paid come Tuesday morning. One bet that was made was between former Ohio State defensive lineman John Simon and former Virginia Tech offensive lineman Duane Brown...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Ohio State Star John Simon Won Buckeyes Bet vs. Houston Texans’ Virginia Tech Teammate

Attention, NFL players: making a college football bet with an Ohio State teammate is not a good idea.  Houston Texans’ defensive lineman John Simon, who starred with the Buckeyes from 2009-12, made a bet on the OSU-Virginia Tech game with former Hokie Duane Brown, a Texans’ offensive lineman. Ohio State crushed Virginia Tech, so Brown lost the bet.    You would think...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans LT Brown on track to play Week 1

Houston Texans Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown said a thumb injury won't keep him from playing in the team's Sept. 13 season-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Brown, who has a cast on his hand, missed Houston's final two preseason games. “It’s a thumb injury but nothing really serious, no surgery involved,” Brown said, per the team's official website. “It’s been healing...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans LT Duane Brown out this week with hand injury

Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown will miss Sunday's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints with a hand injury, head coach Bill O'Brien today reporters on Friday. Per the Houston Chronicle, O'Brien said Brown's hand isn't expected to require surgery and the Pro Bowl lineman should be ready to play in Houston's Week 1 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs Sept. 13. He...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans position preview: Offensive Line

The Houston Texans have had a good to decent offensive line the past couple of seasons. They have a pro bowler in Duane Brown, and a rising talent in Ben Jones. They have done their job to the best of their abilities and have had success in the past. They give the quarterback enough time find his targets, and give their running backs space to run. Duane Brown Left Tackle Projected...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Texans Still Have a Top 20 Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com Click to See Full Power Rankings Article The lack of a franchise quarterback lowers Houston’s ranking significantly, as does losing Andre Johnson. They did, however, add Jaelen Strong in the draft and brought in Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington to team up with DeAndre Hopkins. Arian Foster will return at running back when healthy. The offensive...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans report to camp with many questions on offense

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans know they'll have a solid defense led by J.J. Watt. As they reported for camp Friday there were far more questions about the offense. Second-year coach Bill O'Brien will use camp to decide whether Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett will start at quarterback. Houston also must decide who will start with DeAndre Hopkins at receiver after franchise receiving...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating 10 Texans First Rounders

The 2002 NFL Draft was an iconic one. With the first overall pick in the draft, the Houston Texans selected QB David Carr out of Fresno State. It was the first time in history that 32 teams would draft players who would hopefully become stars.Though the Carr pick didn't quite work out for the Texans, there were several other picks that worked extremely well for the team in Houston...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 offensive tackles

We continue our offseason dead-time series with the guys charged with keeping their quarterbacks upright. Here are the 10 best… 1. Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys — It’s hard to believe the first-team All-Pro is only 24 years old and has already made 63 starts while earning a pair of Pro Bowl nods. Smith gave up just two sacks on 1,082 snaps last season. Oh, and he became the first...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 offensive tackles

We continue our offseason dead-time series with the guys charged with keeping their quarterbacks upright. Here are the 10 best… 1. Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys — It’s hard to believe the first-team All-Pro is only 24 years old and has already made 63 starts while earning a pair of Pro Bowl nods. Smith gave up just two sacks on 1,082 snaps last season. Oh, and he became the first...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Texans?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Arian Foster, Duane Brown, JJ Watt and the Houston Texans, click the link below...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the All-AFC South team for 2015

The offseason is essentially complete, as teams wind down between now and the start of training camp, it’s possible to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups. That being the case, it’s also time to start looking at how teams stack up within their division. One of the best ways to do that is to select the...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans might be the Houston Rockets biggest fans

Yesterday, the Houston Rockets took on the Los Angeles Clippers in a historic Game 7 in Houston. The Rockets were the No.2 seed in the Western Conference and proved to be worthy of it by bouncing the Clippers out of the playoffs en route to a 113-100 victory, advancing to the Western Conference Finals. With more than 18,000 in attendance for the game at the Toyota Center, Houston...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Texans Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Houston Texans Have a Top 20 Offense After Cutting Andre Johnson?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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