Posts Tagged ‘Houston Texans’

Three and out: Texans’ Johnson sits out practice

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.

Cover Two Podcast: Chat with Cushing; Tebow talk

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.

Tale of the Tape: Texans, Titans fight for South

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.

First and 10: The polls are open

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.

Playbook: ‘Eye in the Sky’ focused on Texan DEs

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.

Data Points: Texans start strong

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.

Playbook: Week 4 WRWW mailbag

Twitter-nation wasn’t shy about asking questions this week.

Don’t be afraid of facing quality defenses

Yes, Darrelle Revis is imposing to opposing fantasy owners, but Jason Smith says you don’t always need to be afraid of him.

Three and out: Seeking clarity on Texans’ Johnson

The Texans have been coy about Andre Johnson’s injury, but there is starting to be some clarity as to its severity.

Playbook: Monday notebook

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.

Three and out: Texans’ Johnson could “miss a few weeks”

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.

First and 10: Approaching the quarter pole

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.

Tale of the Tape: Pittsburgh at Houston

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.

First and 10: And the nominees are…

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.

Data Points: Texans defense stepping up

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.

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