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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 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...

Is Arian Foster a Legit MVP Candidate?
November 16th, 2012 at 11:13 AM
With his team at 8-1, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has put forth another exceptional season to date. The Pro Bowler has rushed for 872 yards and a league leading 10 TDs while hauling in 17 passes for 92 yards and another two touchdowns. In the past, the league...

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...

Houston Texans Set to Return to Work After Bye Week
October 29th, 2012 at 8:12 AM
After a much-deserved week off to rest and recuperate, the Houston Texans begin a normal workweek today in preparation for Sunday’s contest against the Buffalo Bills. Painful for fans but necessary for the team, the Texans spent their bye week correcting small mistakes and working towards improving in several areas. ***PHOTO1*** The...

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 Vs. Green Bay Packers: Week Six Key Matchup
October 12th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** As far as philosophies go, the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers couldn’t be more different in their approach to winning football games. The Texans are a balanced team, playing solid defense while employing an equal mix of the run and pass offensively. The Packers, on the other hand,...

Houston Texans Vs. New York Jets: Week Five Key Matchup
October 5th, 2012 at 10:39 AM
The 2012 Houston Texans are very much like the New York Jets of 2-3 seasons ago when their head coach Rex Ryan first arrived in town. Both versions of these teams are/were smash mouth football teams at their core, playing stifling defense while implementing a run-first oriented balanced attack on...

Will the Houston Texans Jump Start Tebowmania Monday Night?
October 4th, 2012 at 10:25 AM
When the 4-0 Houston Texans travel to New Jersey to take on the New York Jets Monday night, they’re going to be heavy favorites against a team in the early stages of turmoil. Thanks to national media outlets like ESPN, all football fans are aware that the Jets just got...

Houston Texans Vs. Tennessee Titans: Week Four Key Matchup
September 27th, 2012 at 10:35 AM
The first three weeks of the NFL season have gone very differently for the Houston Texans and their week four opponent, the Tennessee Titans. The Texans thus far have been the team everybody expected, one that runs the football and plays defense. The Titans on the other hand have struggled...

New York Jets Sign RB Jonathan Grimes Off the Houston Texans’ Practice Squad
September 26th, 2012 at 9:12 AM
After spending the first three weeks of the season on the Houston Texans’ practice squad, running back Jonathan Grimes will officially be on an active roster come week four, just not with the Texans. Amidst a myriad of moves made by the New York Jets following their 23-20 victory over...

Do the Houston Texans Have a Killer Instinct?
September 25th, 2012 at 12:15 PM
It took the Houston Texans nine seasons to finally make the playoffs, so it’s safe to say winning is new to them. Furthermore, the Texans surprisingly fly under the radar a bit and are constantly overlooked during discussions of the NFL’s top teams. And while the whole winning this is...

Houston Texans Vs. Denver Broncos: Week Three Key Matchup
September 20th, 2012 at 10:34 AM
This week’s key matchup for the Houston Texans is one of the few times all season in which the mental aspect is as, or more, prevalent than the physical component. Their road trip to Denver to take on the Broncos will feature familiar foe QB Peyton Manning. As was touched...