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Behind Enemy Lines: 5 Things to Know About Houston

I sat down with Houston Texans lead writer Caleb Colmenero to get a little insight on the other side of this matchup.1. What does Ryan Mallett need to do this Sunday, as well as for the rest of this season, to establish himself as the future of the Houston Texans?Caleb: This week will be the Ryan Mallett’s first career start in his entire four-year career. Most of his time in the...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Foles likely out for a month with broken collarbone

Tweet NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Foles suffered a broken collarbone during Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans and will likely be out at least one month, according to a source informed of the injury. The quarterback will have additional tests to determine the injury’s severity and if there are other related injuries. Although the team did not give a timetable...
Via Los That Sports Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Foles leaves game with shoulder injury

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with a shoulder injury. The injury occurred when Foles was sacked by Whitney Mercilus. Nick Foles heads to locker room after getting sacked #6abcEagles #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/2GlaPQXQ8o — Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) November 2, 2014 Mark Sanchez came in to replace Foles. Right...
Via Tireball.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney could return for Week 8

The Houston Texans have been without rookie outside linebacker and first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney since Week 1 when he suffered a knee injury against Washington. According to HoustonTexans.com, there is a decent chance that the number one overall pick could play this Sunday against AFC South division rival, Tennessee Titans. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said on Monday that...
Via Total Sports Live
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Stock Watch Headed Into Week 7

The season is moving along quickly, and with that, we’re learning more about who will be the studs for this season, and who will be the duds. We’re going to take a look at the Houston Texans stock so far through the season, and who I believe is on the rise as well as who will be on the downward slope. On the Rise: #456962710 / gettyimages.com Arian Foster It’s hard to say...
Via TopSportsReport
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans have spectacular comeback, down Denver Broncos

The Houston Texans had another good game after they defeated the Denver Broncos 18-17, capped by a Ryan Griffin touchdown until Travis Labhart caught a two-point conversion pass from rookie Tom Savage to win the game. In what was a game full of highs and lows, the Texans pulled it off against the AFC’s top team. MVP-Ryan Griffin Griffin led the Texans with five receptions for 71...
Via cover32 - Texans
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans season preview: Week 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Houston Texans are going to have a very tough task, when they travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. This is the first time these teams will meet since 2011, where the Texans beat Pittsburgh 17-10. We can expect an old-fashioned defensive battle here. The Texans have major problems at quarterback, and should therefore not be expected...
Via cover32 - Texans
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans season preview: Week 6 vs Indianapolis Colts

The Houston Texans will host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football during Week 6, coming off of a road game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Colts have dominated the Texans historicaly. The Colts have won 20 out of 24 meetings, but three of those Texans victories have come since 2010. However, the Texans have never won a game in Indianapolis, as they’re 0-12. The Texans...
Via cover32 - Texans
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 2014 Houston Texans Season Preview

Let’s get this party started. We continue the never too early season preview series with the Houston Texans. Overview:  Last year’s AFC South title was won without any real competition, and the Colts are the favorite in the AFC NASCAR division this year. Houston is their biggest threat; they won it in ’11 and ’12 and they’ll rebound from last year’s disaster faster...
Via The Sports Bank
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans four burning offseason Questions

The Houston Texans are coming off of a 2-14 season after back-to-back AFC South titles that ended in Divisional round playoff losses. They’re not looking for a return to the postseason, and they have plenty of issues they need to address if that’s going to happen. Here are the four biggest offseason questions this team will have to answer before the 2014 season begins. 1. What...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Best and Worst Picks of Round 1

With the NFL Draft over, I recount the best and worst picks Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans: Good Pick To add to JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, Brooks Reed, and Whitney Mercilus, they took the best Defensive End in the draft #1 overall. Romeo Crennel is one of the best coordinators in the NFL and he will use these defenders to his advantage. I cant wait to see all these guys on the field...
Via TopSportsReport
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Clonwey in Houston Doesn’t Fit

Stephen Morton/AP Jon Rodgers Houston Texans Writer Everyone knows that the Houston Texans have the top overall pick in the draft. What no one knows is just who the Texans will select. A majority if fans in Houston are expecting a quarterback to be drafted to lead the team into the future, but there are some that feel as if Jadaveon Clowney is a “can’t miss” prospect, and Houston...
Via TopSportsReport
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Injury Report: Joseph, Mercilus, Tate

 M Glasgow, Flickr Creative CommonsGet ready for a prime time showdown between two AFC South division rivals, as the Houston Texans travel to Ever Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida to take on the "streaking" Jacksonville Jaguars.Houston Texans Injury ReportThe Texans boast relative health as they have nobody designated as "out" for the match-up (there are...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#26)

Last week: 28 (-2) Record: 2-9 The Texans somehow dropped back-to-back home games to the Raiders and Jaguars, but I’d still argue they are better than their record. They’ve just been killed by turnovers (-12) and return touchdowns (-6 touchdowns) and by a 2-6 record in games decided by a touchdown or less. However, it would be beneficial for them to lose out and get the #1 pick...
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#22)

Last week: 21 (-1) Record: 2-7 Despite their 2-7 record, the Texans actually rank 12th in rate of moving the chains differential, moving the chains at a 75% rate, as opposed to 72% for their opponents. They probably aren’t as good as that (Football Outsiders has them 29th in DVOA), but they’ve just been killed by turnovers (-13) and return touchdowns (-7 touchdowns). They won’t...
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans LB Whitney Mecilus Fined $15,000 For Hit On Joe Flacco

Houston Texans second-year outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus received a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty for a hit he delivered on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco last Sunday.  The former 2012 first round pick (No. 26 overall) out of Illinois has confirmed that he’s now also been hit by with a $15,000 fine by the NFL. “I’m going to appeal it just like every...
Via Gridiron Grit
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 preview: Houston Texans

The 2013 NFL regular season is right around the corner. With that being said, it's time to launch our team previews. FOXSports.com contributor Taylor Jones will answer important questions for every franchise. HOUSTON TEXANS 2012 Record: 12-4. Lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to New England. Which player is poised for a breakout season? Second-year player Whitney...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Potential Breakout Player of 2013: Whitney Mercilus

The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player (rookies don’t count) for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team. For the New York Giants, that player...
Via The Football Fan Spot
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans begin OTA’s: 5 Things to watch

Today the Houston Texans opened up their organized team activities, or better known as OTA’s. The Texans finished their best season as a franchise record wise with a bitter taste in their mouths, after losing to the New England Patriots in just the second round of the playoffs. The Texans look to learn from the mistakes they made late in the season last year.  The goal of this...
Via isportsweb.com
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Updated Team Needs

The Houston Texans lost a few of their top free agents like Glover Quin, James Casey and Connor Barwin on the open market, but they also added a few veteran parts that offer more leadership and championship experience. You can expect the Texans to try to finish building into a serious Super Bowl contender through the 2013 NFL Draft.  Here’s the club’s updated team needs entering...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Enter 2013 NFL Draft With Some Depth At Linebacker

The Houston Texans will head into the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft with at least four inside linebackers on the roster after re-signing linebacker Tim Dobbins to a one-year deal, Dobbins’ agent David Carter announced Wednesday. Dobbins has appeared in 29 contests (with six starts—all last year) and registered 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble over the last...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans swept by playoff-bound Texans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Houston Texans are heading back to the playoffs for a second straight year and already have set a franchise record for wins in a season. Their defense made sure they didn't need overtime for this latest win, 24-10 over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus recovered a fumble and had two sacks as the Texans (11-1) remain tied...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans lock up playoff berth with win

The Houston Texans clinched their second straight playoff berth and set a franchise record for wins in a season as they beat the Tennessee Titans 24-10 on Sunday. Rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus recovered a fumble and had two sacks, and the Texans (11-1) remain tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NFL with their sixth straight win. After needing overtime the past two...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans clinch playoff berth, down Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Houston Texans clinched their second straight playoff berth and set a franchise record for wins in a season as they beat the Tennessee Titans 24-10 on Sunday. Rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus recovered a fumble and had two sacks, and the Texans (11-1) remain tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NFL with their sixth straight win. After needing...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans look to young LBs as injuries mount

Injuries have left the Houston Texans linebacking corps very thin. With star Brian Cushing (knee) out for the season and starter Brooks Reed out indefinitely with a groin injury, young players Whitney Mercilus and Darryl Sharpton will have to step up to keep the defense rolling as the Texans (10-1) play for postseason positioning. Coach Gary Kubiak says of the group: ''...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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