Andre Johnson, Sam Bradford and Fred Davis were either limited or missing from practice Wednesday, but all hold out hope of playing Sunday. Fantasy owners, however, might want to consider contingency plans.
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Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is playing better than just about any defender in the NFL and is the driving force behind Houston’s vastly improved defense. He joined the Cover Two Podcast to discuss his strong start.
Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Akeem Ayers, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Chris Johnson, Cortland Finnegan, Houston Texans, James Casey, Joel Dreessen, Jurrell Casey, Mario Williams, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Schaub, Nate Washington, Owen Daniels, Peyton Manning, Shaun Smith, Tennessee Titans, Wade Phillips
With the monotony of Indianapolis’ annual contention for the AFC South stifled by Peyton Manning’s injury, Houston and Tennessee will battle for the division lead Sunday as we approach the season’s midpoint.
Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Al Davis, Albert Breer, Ben Roethlisberger, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Dave Dameshek, Derrick Mason, frank gore, Fred Jackson, Houston Texanns, Houston Texans, LeBron James, Matt Cassel, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Log onto NFL.com to vote for the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week. And don’t forget to cast your vote for the week’s top rookie performance and top comeback, too.
Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Eye in the Sky, Antonio Smith, Atlanta Falcons, Bryan Bulaga, Buffalo Bills, Chris Johnson, DeSean Jackson, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, J.J. Watt, Jeremy Maclin, LeGarrette Blount, Leodis McKelvin, Marshall Newhouse, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Patrick Willis, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Playbook, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
One of the best matchups of the weekend has to be football’s version of the “Running of the Bulls,” a ground-and-pound contest between Texans RB Arian Foster and Raiders RB Darren McFadden.
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.
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.