The Texans have gotten off to a fast start this season, and it’s fast starts that have contributed to that 3-1 record. Houston has outscored its opponents 76-13 in the first half of games. That’s been good enough to hold on for the most part, but the Texans do need to avoid the second-half letdown — particularly in the third quarter, when they’ve been outscored 21-3.
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Twitter-nation wasn’t shy about asking questions this week.
Posted: Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | jasonfsmith1 Tags: Tom Brady, Andre Johnson, Darrelle Revis, Houston Texans, Isaac Redman, James Harrison, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Wes Welker
Yes, Darrelle Revis is imposing to opposing fantasy owners, but Jason Smith says you don’t always need to be afraid of him.
The Texans have been coy about Andre Johnson’s injury, but there is starting to be some clarity as to its severity.
Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
This week, the Playbook research staff started its day by putting aside watching every game from Minute 1 to Minute 60. But that doesn’t mean we took a real break.
Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Andre Johnson, Ben Tate, Houston Texans, Mario Manningham, New York Giants, Roy Helu, Ryan Torain, Tim Hightower, Washington Redskins
Andre Johnson’s injury might not be as serious as first thought, but it could still be enough to keep him out for a time.
Week 4 marks the end of the first quarter of the season, a significant landmark for most coaches, and that means a lot of teams will have their first-quarter “grade” on the line when they take the field this weekend.
At 2-1, both Houston and Pittsburgh need to make a statement in this game. The Steelers want to show they are still a contender after starting the season with an embarrassing loss to the Ravens. The Texans, on the other hand, are coming off of a stunning loss to the Saints last week and need to prove that they are a playoff-caliber team.
Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells, Cris Carter, Curtis Martin, Denarius Moore, Houston Texans, Jerome Bettis, Jerome Brown, Matt Hasselbeck, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Nnamdi Asomugha, Paul Alexander, Philadelphia Eagles, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Reggie White
Get an early clue about next year’s Class of 2012 when the Pro Football Hall of Fame releases its preliminary list of nominees on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. Log onto NFL.com or tune into NFL Network for full coverage.
It’s only been two games — but so far, so good for the Wade Phillips defense in Houston. The Texans have been struggling for years to field a playoff-caliber defense, and the results have been far less than satisfactory. Enter Phillips as the new defensive coordinator.
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Aaron Rodgers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Darren Sproles, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Trent Cole, Washington Redskins, William Beatty
You have probably heard the phrase “a team is only as strong as its weakest link.” In the NFL, the difference between a team’s weakest link and their strongest can determine the outcome of a game.
Leading up to Sunday, we did a little tape study and tried to find a few links that could be broken.
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Knowshon Moreno, Ahmad Bradshaw, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Brandon Jacobs, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Daniel Thomas, DeAngelo Williams, Denver Broncos, Felix Jones, Houston Texans, Jonathan Stewart, Miami Dolphins, Mike Tolbert, New York Giants, Reggie Bush, Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers, Tashard Choice, Willis McGahee
Jason Smith takes a look at which running back platoons are the most attractive in Week 3.
Arian Foster is still nursing his tweaked hamstring and now sounds like he plans on sitting out another week.
It’s time for the “Playbook” mailbag. Are the Texans primed to take the AFC South? How can the Eagles better protect Michael Vick? Is it the best strategy to blitz Tom Brady? Get the answers from the “Playbook” crew.