The Houston Texans used a strong defensive effort to snap a 14-game losing streak in the opener, but the victory cost them the top overall draft pick for at least a quarter of the season.
Even without Jadeveon Clowney, they could be poised for another stingy performance facing the Oakland Raiders.
Coach Bill O'Brien believes former first-round selection Whitney Mercilus can...
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Houston's Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall pick in this year's draft, tore the meniscus in his knee and could miss 4-6 weeks, FOX Sports Texans Insider John McLain and other media reported.
According to McLain, 2012 first-round pick Whitney Mercilus will start in Clowney's place.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that, according to a source, Clowney will have...
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.
Griffin led the Texans with five receptions for 71...
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...
Let’s get this party started. We continue the never too early season preview series with the Houston Texans.
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...
The talk has been all about the Houston Texans veterans and how Head Coach Bill O’Brien is putting his mark on the franchise. Lost in the shuffle have been the rookies who have been an impressive group and the potential to be a group of instant contributors.
We look at the drafted rookies early in the process and give a quick rundown on each of them.
2014 Rookie Class Rundown ...
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.
Week one of Houston Texans OTAs wrapped up and we opened the floor from some readers questions. With array of questions we give you this week’s State of the Texans mailbag.
@SOTTexans Given the versatility of the front 7, what percentage of snaps would you expect the #Texans to actually be in a 4-3?
— Kris Matherly (@TitleistProv) May 30, 2014
At this point...
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...
Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio on the Weekend Kickoff with Howard Davis. Mercilus talked Jadeveon Clowney, Romeo Crennel and Bill O’Brien.
It’s not Anderson “The Spider” Silva or Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. But it is something a little different for Bill O’Brien’s Texans.
Since offseason training began Monday, several players have referred to a new mixed-martial arts setup that has been added by first-year strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald.
Backup quarterback T.J. Yates and punter Shane...
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...
In this series, we look at current Houston Texans who are still on the roster and under contract. We look at their potential role with the new regime and what it could mean for the 2014 season.
One of the weakest positions on the Houston Texans, and this will be another group that will need some improvements. With probably one starter among the group, the Texans will have to rethink...
In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.
When you look at the defense as a whole and the outside linebacker position, only Whitney Mercilus produced anything from the position. One factor that was overlooked was how he showed flashes as a capable defender in this defense. Mercilus finished with 7 sacks (2nd on team), 9 quarterback hits...
Reality has set in that the potential head coaching search will take center stage for the Houston Texans as the 2013 season winds down. There are still games to be played, three to be exact, and the “Phillips Era” starts in Indianapolis on Sunday.
The chatter has started as to who the Texans should look at in the draft, but there are still players who are playing for their futures...
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...
Last week: 28 (-2)
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...
The score does not tell the story despite a horrific lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 on Sunday. The result of the game marked the lowest point of the season, and this was to a season that looked like it could not get any worse. The Jaguars came into Houston and put together a few good plays to defeat an inept Texans team from start to finish.
The Texans have found ways to...
Another game is on deck for the struggling Houston Texans and this week the Jacksonville Jaguars are coming to Houston. The expectations are low and rightfully so with the production the Texans have put out this season, but they might have a ray of hope with Jaguars coming to town.
The focus will be on evaluation, and what the Texans have in store, good or bad, will be the price...
Last week: 21 (-1)
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...
The Texans were embarrassed by the 49ers Sunday night on national television. With the 34-3 loss, they are now in third place in the AFC South at 2-3 and are two games behind the Colts for first place. The game was over about a minute and a half into the game when Matt Schaub threw his pick six. This game is proof that change is necessary for the Texans.
Not much. The...
(Note: I had to forego this week's articles on account of illness. So it goes.)
The win over the Texans last week may have shown that it was possible for the Seahawks to beat a tough opponent on the road, but a win versus the Colts today will prove it.
Indianapolis and Houston are both good teams, but they have a few key differences. Texans QB Matt Schaub is talented...
We look at some numbers from the Seattle Seahawks game.
Take a look.
The number of pass attempts by Matt Schaub.
The number of yards per attempt when Matt Schaub was blitzed (6 completions).
The average rush yards behind the left guard position (3 attempts).
The Texans total yards on offense.
The amount of yards the Texans’...
In their second overtime game of the season, the Texans fell to the Seattle Seahawks 23-20. After snatching victory out of the jaws of defeat in two of their first three games, the Texans did the exact opposite against the Seahawks, this time snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory.
The Texans had their way on offense in the first half against one of the best defenses...
Welcome back, Texan faithful. I surely hope you have all recovered from yet another heart attack (and unfortunate heartbreak) that we received by our beloved Texans. This week’s write up features my favorite three Texans who shined some light on a dark day in Houston.
Houston Texans Offensive POG: Owen Daniels
Much like Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels had a great day catching the ball...