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Top Picks Endure Challenges Ahead of First NFL Training Camp
July 18th, 2014 at 12:35 PM
The top picks from the 2014 NFL Draft will get their first taste of life in the big time as NFL training camps open this month. But while these young stars report to camp amid much fanfare, they also face struggles, on and off the field. ***VIDEO1*** Jadeveon Clowney, a 6’ 5”...

Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt Credited with Extra Sack
December 6th, 2012 at 11:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** Week 14 of the NFL season is already upon us, yet for Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt, he's still earning rewards from his play in a week 13 victory over the Tennessee Titans (24-10). It's almost like catching a much needed ace on the flop to win the...

Houston Texans Vs. Tennessee Titans: Week Thirteen Key Matchup
November 28th, 2012 at 12:08 PM
All NFL coaches and personnel will always tell you a team has room for improvement. That being said, the levels of each respective team’s need for improvement vary greatly. At 10-1, the Houston Texans are one of those teams with fewer holes to fill when compared to their weekly competition....

Matt Schaub Calls Out Ndamukong Suh, Wouldn’t Want Him as Teammate
November 27th, 2012 at 10:02 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL ruled Monday that they would not suspend Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for his actions on Thanksgiving Day that saw his flailing foot connect with the Houston Texans’ QB Matt Schaub below the belt. The thinking is that Suh’s kick, oddly reminiscent of his stomping of Green Bay...

Have Opponents Figured Out the Houston Texans?
November 26th, 2012 at 8:06 AM
The Houston Texans currently hold the AFC’s best record at 10-1, also tied for the top record in the NFL. However, as the Texans continue to pile up wins, their opponents continue to bring their “A” game in hopes of playing spoiler and knocking off a legit Super Bowl contender....

Houston Texans OLB Brooks Reed to Miss a Month with Groin Injury
November 24th, 2012 at 7:14 AM
The Houston Texans were delivered another injury blow Friday when OLB Brooks Reed was diagnosed with a groin strain. Reed had sustained the injury in the first quarter of the Texans’ Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions. Add Reed to a list of injured Texans linebackers that includes Brian...

Houston Texans Vs. Detroit Lions: Week Twelve Key Matchup
November 20th, 2012 at 9:22 AM
The Houston Texans will make their Thanksgiving Day game debut this Thursday as they hit the road to take on the Detroit Lions. The Texans enter the game at 9-1 following their thrilling overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars while the Lions are 4-6 following two straight losses. On a...

Houston Texans ILB Tim Dobbins Fined for Hit on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler
November 15th, 2012 at 7:55 AM
NFL officials came down with a ruling Wednesday afternoon that Houston Texans ILB Tim Dobbins would be fined $30K for his hit on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler during the Texans’ 13-6 victory this past Sunday night. As most know, the hit led to a Cutler concussion, ruling him out...

Houston Texans Make Statement for “Best Team in NFL” Title
November 13th, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Sunday night’s 13-6 victory over the Chicago Bears may not have been the prettiest game played all season, but it further asserted the idea that the Houston Texans are the best team in the NFL. In the same weekend that saw the previously undefeated Atlanta Falcons fall for the first...

Houston Texans Vs. Chicago Bears: Key Matchup
November 8th, 2012 at 8:45 AM
***PHOTO1***This week’s Sunday Night Football game will feature two 7-1 teams, the Houston Texans and the Chicago Bears. Both have played extremely well through the first half of the season, excelling and even dominating in many facets of the game. Attempting to select just one key matchup this week is...

Houston Texans Midseason Report: Player Awards
November 6th, 2012 at 4:16 PM
The Houston Texans completed the first half of their 2012 campaign to the tune of a 7-1 record. The season has been relatively smooth thus far as the Texans have sailed to several easy victories and for the most part have been in control throughout their seven victories. Now that...

Houston Texans Vs. Buffalo Bills: Week Nine Key Matchup
November 1st, 2012 at 8:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Houston Texans finally take the field Sunday against the Buffalo Bills with both teams coming off their bye weeks. Now that the rest and recuperation is over with, let’s back to football and this week’s key matchup.  One of the areas in which the Texans undoubtedly spent significant time...

Revisiting the Departure of Mario Williams: was Letting Him Go Worth It for the Houston Texans?
October 30th, 2012 at 7:29 AM
***PHOTO1*** Sunday, the Houston Texans will be welcoming back former first-round pick Mario Williams. As most remember, Williams left the Texans in free agency back in March when he accepted a six-year, $96 million contract from the Buffalo Bills to make him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history....

Familiar Defensive Faces Made Return Last Sunday for the Houston Texans
October 24th, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Last weekend’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens left many fans with plenty to be optimistic about. Just one week after losing defensive captain Brian Cushing to a season ending ACL injury and getting absolutely beat down by the Green Bay Packers, the Texans bounced back in a big way to...

If Terrell Suggs Plays Sunday, Does It Hurt or Help the Houston Texans?
October 18th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Word out of Baltimore Ravens’ camp this week is that reigning defensive player of the year Terrell Suggs is set to play this Sunday on the road against the Houston Texans. Suggs, who suffered an Achilles injury back in April, was activated off the physically unable to perform (PUP)...

Houston Texans Vs. Baltimore Ravens: Week Seven Key Matchup
October 17th, 2012 at 10:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** The big talk heading into Sunday’s contest between the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens are the devastating injuries sustained to members of the Ravens’ revered defense. Both ILB Ray Lewis and CB Lardarius Webb were both lost for the season during last weekend’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys, while...

Do the Houston Texans Have a Fear of the Limelight?
October 16th, 2012 at 10:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** Coming off a dominant 4-0 start, the Houston Texans played the past two weeks in nationally televised, primetime games against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. In both contests, the Texans did not appear to put their best...

Houston Texans Make Several Roster Moves Tuesday
October 11th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
The season-ending ACL injury suffered by ILB Brian Cushing has put the Houston Texans in a position where a shake up of their roster has become a necessity. The most important move made in the aftermath of Cushing’s injury was to sign another inside linebacker to add depth and potentially...

Houston Texans ILB Brian Cushing Tears ACL, Out for Season
October 10th, 2012 at 12:19 PM
When football historians look back at the 2011 Houston Texans, they’ll likely describe a team with tremendous upside that was diminished due to a slew of injuries to key contributors. Coming into 2012, injuries remained the biggest fear of all Texans fans, especially knowing this is probably the best roster...

Houston Texans Re-Sign S Troy Nolan, Cut QB John Beck
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 AM
It has been a crazy first month of the season for safety Troy Nolan. A former seventh-round draft pick by the Houston Texans in 2009, Nolan was cut by the team at the end of training camp and was promptly picked up by the Miami Dolphins. Nolan actually played against...