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Texans sticking with Ryan Mallett as starter despite struggles

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans are sticking with Ryan Mallett as their starting quarterback despite his recent struggles. Mallett threw an interception and didn't lead the Texans to any points before was replaced by Brian Hoyer late in a 48-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Hoyer threw two touchdown passes and directed three scoring drives late against a Falcons defense...
Via AP on Fox
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cushing's wife gets upset with Houston talk show host

Megan Cushing, the wife of Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, wasn’t about to let a Houston sports talk radio host criticize her husband’s teammates without at least some objection. Our friend Nick Wright, who hosts locally for 610 Sports in Houston and CBS Sports Radio nationally on the weekends, was critical of Texans tight end...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Arian Foster fumbles after getting stripped by teammate Derek Newton (video)

The Houston Texans have a lot more problems than just the quarterback. The Atlanta Falcons absolutely shredded their defense and stonewalled their running game Sunday, but it was the self-inflicted errors that hurt the most. In this case, the self-inflicted errors were quite literal. Running back Arian Foster was stripped Sunday by his own teammate—offensive lineman Derek Newton...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five things you need to know before the Houston Texans Week 4 game

Due to Week 3 performances and injuries, there have been some shakeups to the Texans’ 53-man roster. Additionally, some familiar faces may be making very welcome appearances this week. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Four outcomes that will shock the NFL in Week 4 Fantasy Sleepers: Five steals you need to pick up in daily fantasy for Week 4 First and 10: The NFL’s 10 biggest...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Returns to Texans

View image | The Houston Texans will have Arian Foster in their backfield today, but expect a limited role.  With Foster mixing in with Alfred Blue and Chris Polk, fantasy football owners should have limited expectations.  The Texans play the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football and that is when you could expect a full workload for Foster, barring...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Mallett-Led Texans a Top 20 NFL Team?

Houston Texans (1-2) View image | Ranking: 23 Click to see full power rankings In order for the Texans to be successful, they must run the football and play great defense. They did both against the Bucs last week, as Alfred Blue racked up 136 yards on the ground and only gave up 9 points. They failed to register a sack, however, and that is concerning considering...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Things to Watch for: Falcons vs. Texans

Battle in the TrenchesThe Falcons offensive line has been a pleasant surprise thus far, leading the league with only 13 pressures allowed through three games. The Texans are third in the league with 21 quarterback hurries, led by J.J. Watt (six) and Jadeveon Clowney (five). This will be the toughest test of the young season for Atlanta’s line, dealing with Watt and Clowney on...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New season of E:60 features profiles of J.J. Watt, Le’Veon Bell and Esports

The new season of ESPN’s news magazine, E:60, returns on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Beginning with a five-week run, the show will feature profiles of several NFL stars, including the Texans’ J.J. Watt, the Patriots’ Julian Edelman, Connor Barwin of the Eagles and the Packers’ Randall Cobb. E:60‘s fall season will also feature a look at Esports champion The Evil Geniuses, who...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Cheerleaders Heat Up Your October With A Pool Party For Freestyle Friday

Summer is over. Fall is officially upon us, and bit by bit temperatures around the country are going to become too cold for us to leave the house without covering as much of our bodies as we can with something thick and warm. However, thanks to the lovely ladies of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders Squad we can all warm up for at least a couple more minutes as we watch the latest edition...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC South Power Rankings: Where Do the Texans Stand?

View image | Ranking: 3 Click to see full AFC South Power Rankings The Houston Texans and Tennessee have a lot of similarities, but the one thing that separates them is the QB. It’s for this reason that I have Houston ranked below the Titans. When you think of the Texans, one name easily comes to mind; J.J. Watt. We all know that Watt is the most dominant pass...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Poised to Take Over Andrew Luck-Less AFC South

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 27: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans pumps up the crowd while playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter on September 27, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) For the Houston Texans and there fans, as you wake up this morning preparing for week four there is good and bad news. The bad news is...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why was HOUSTON so different from NEW ORLEANS? It’s an F Word!

Hoping for a lift, the Bucs were let down on defense after the last missed FG. They must mature past that. I’m hearing a lot of chatter on the radio waves about how the Bucs lost so bad to the Houston Texans, so much that I have to wonder which channel they were watching. Could it be some fans think the fish helmets are Tampa Bays Team? Or “Bay Area” meaning San Francisco...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Place LBs Mike Mohamed Carlos Thompson On I.R. & Promote Max Bullough

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have placed ILB Mike Mohamed and OLB Carlos Thompson on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. This clears roster spots for OLB Kourtnei Brown and ILB Brian Peters, who were both signed to contracts today. The Texans also promoted ILB Max Bullough to their active roster, according to Aaron … ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster could play against Falcons in Week 4

    The Houston Texans have struggled to score points through the first three weeks of the season, and a lot of that has to do with Arian Foster being out with a groin injury. Fortunately, it appears that help is on the way. Texans coach Bill O’Brien has labeled Foster a game-time decision for Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. O’Brien...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt wishes great-grandma happy 98th birthday on Twitter

J.J. Watt’s great-grandmother turned 98 on Tuesday and the Houston Texans superstar posted a touching photo of the two hand-in-hand on walk to social media to celebrate the occasion. Happy 98th Birthday Great-Grandma. I love you. — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 29, 2015   As noted by Houston’s ABC-13, Watt not only adores his great-grandma...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney Looking More Like The Guy The Houston Texans Expected

When the Houston Texans drafted Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 pick in the draft a couple of years ago they hoped he would be the perfect weapon to line up next to J.J. Watt. Injuries forced fans to wait another year to find out how Clowney would do in the NFL. Word is he is doing fine, but is not 100 percent yet.If he isn't 100 percent and can still destroy an offensive lineman...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Week Three recap

AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 3 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who stood out in a crazy Week 3? Gut Reactions: Five things that became clear after Week 3 of the NFL season Tweetcap: How did Week 3 of the NFL season play out on Twitter? The Houston Texans got the first win of the 2015 NFL season, putting them in a four-way tie for 1st place...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt visited a boy shot in a Houston drive-by shooting

Yesterday, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt proved, yet again, that athletes can be heros not just on the field, but off the field, as well. According to SB Nation, Watt spent his Monday visiting with 11-year-old Manuel Jimenez, a victim of a drive-by shooting that took place in southeast Houston this past Friday morning. Although Jimenez, who was sleeping in his home during the shooting...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 moments from the Houston Texans first win

AROUND COVER32 Gut Reactions: Five things that became clear after Week 3 of the NFL season Tweetcap: How did Week 3 of the NFL season play out on Twitter? Bold Predictions: Five outcomes that will shock the NFL in Week 3 Fantasy Sleepers: Five steals you need to pick up in daily fantasy for Week 3 Congratulations to the Houston Texans for their first win of the season. Whether you...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt has tremendous ‘Saved by the Bell’ Twitter exchange

JJ Watt had the kind of social media exchange Sunday that any true child of the ’90s would die for. Watt, who had five tackles in the Texans’ 19-9 win over the Buccaneers, shared a photo on Twitter of him with actor/TV host Mario Lopez. Bayside must have had a BYE week. #WhereIsKellyKapowski — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 27, 2015   Watt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins set to play Sunday

In last Sunday’s game, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins left early with a concussion. All week, he has been going through the motions with the concussion protocol and he had made enough progress to practice with the team on Friday. According to Pro Football Talk, Hopkins will now be able to play Sunday as the Texans take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will certainly...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster feels ‘wonderful’ but has no timetable for return

Arian Foster has returned to the practice field, but the Houston Texans star running back doesn’t know when he’ll make his 2015 debut. Per Drew Dougherty of Texans TV, though Foster said he feels “wonderful,” the 29-year-old hasn’t fully recovered from groin surgery. "I feel wonderful."-RB Arian Foster. Doesn't have timetable return yet, also said groin "not 100" yet...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans' playcalling a recipe for disaster

Let’s assume for the moment that one of the four teams that make up the AFC South actually wants to win the division. You have the decade-long punching bag, Jacksonville (1-1); the typically underwhelming Tennessee (1-1); the favorites, Indianapolis (0-2); and finally, the J.J. Watt-led Texans (0-2). To Houston’s credit, they’ve lost their first two games by just one possession...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans switching from natural grass to artificial turf

It’s about time. The Houston Texans are finally switching from natural grass to artificial turf after years of featuring one of the worst fields in the NFL on a regular basis. Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston provides the scoop on this development, via Texans general manager Rick Smith. Texans executive VP/GM Rick Smith says surface at NRG Stadium being changed from natural...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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