Posts Tagged ‘Houston Texans’

Tale of the Tape: QBs the focus in New York, Houston

When you compare the Texans–Bengals and Giants-Falcons games, they are very much the opposite of one another. Any way you look at it, both add up to great matchups for Wild Card weekend.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Can Yates lead Texans deep into playoffs?

The Texans know they can beat the Bengals. They’ve already done it once this season. But can they do it twice with rookie T.J. Yates at quarterback?

NFL Wild Card Weekend matchups all set

With Week 17 in the books, we now know who will play who and when during NFL Wild Card Weekend.

Colts would claim No. 1 pick in draft with TNF loss to Texans

After further review, the Colts would claim the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft if they lose Thursday night to the Houston Texans.

Three and out: Don’t give up on Johnson yet

Andre Johnson is out yet again, but fantasy owners shouldn’t quit on the talented wideout just yet.

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Congratulations to the Texans, who have clinched the first playoff berth in franchise history. With three weeks left in the season, there are still eight playoff spots up for grabs. And three teams – the Patriots, Ravens and Steelers – all have a chance to officially join the party this weekend.

Three and out: Keep a backup plan ready for Peterson

Adrian Peterson is a game-time decision for Minnesota this week, meaning fantasy owners should stay on alert in case he plays. And have a contingency plan ready in case he doesn’t.

Three and out: Don’t bother starting Hillis

Several big name fantasy players are trying to fight their way back from injuries to play in Week 14, but fantasy owners should be wary of all of them.

Week 14 playoff scenarios

With four weeks left in the season, there are still six division crowns and 10 total playoff spots up for grabs. Congratulations to the Packers and 49ers, who have clinched the NFC North and West, respectively. Meanwhile, here’s a look at what can happen this week.

McNabb has little fantasy value in any situation

Speculation runs rampant over where Donovan McNabb could land, but regardless of where it is, he’s not worth adding to any fantasy rosters.

Cover Two Podcast: A couple of bad men

We know that Texans LB Connor Barwin is a bad man, but so bad that the Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio and then owner Wayne Weaver sold the team, all after Barwin recorded four sacks against two quarterbacks in a 20-13 Texans win in Jacksonville on Sunday?

Coaches Show: Week 11 analysis

Think the Bears’ playoff chances are done without Jay Cutler? Can the same be said about the Texans without Matt Schaub? Not according to Brian Billick and Jim Mora. Hear what the coaches have to say about those teams’ chances going forward, as well as other hot topics around the league in this week’s podcast. Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes

Playbook mailbag: 49ers hunting for the SB?

This time of year, everyone is starting to line up their teams as ponies in an NFL derby race toward the Super Bowl. You have the usual steeds – the Packers, Steelers, and the Patriots – but a few interesting names are starting to enter the mix.

Data Points: Unbalanced leaders

On Wednesday, we looked at how the division leaders stack up in terms of total defense. So today we decided to see how the eight first-place teams stack up when you take into account their overall ranking for both total offense and total defense. One thing to note is that there isn’t a great deal of balance among these teams. and only two of the division leaders — the Steelers and Texans — rank in the top 10 of both categories.

Data Points: Defenses are not dominating

There was an interesting note this week in the NFL Media research packet pointing out that the top eight teams in the NFL in total defense all come from the AFC. Pretty crazy, considering it used to be that the NFC was known for rugged defense and the AFC was known for high-scoring aerial attacks.

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