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Texans embrace the role of underdog that they earned with their…

Texans embrace the role of underdog that they earned with their subpar play

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
The Texans enter the divisional round of the playoffs as decided underdogs to the Patriots.  And the Texans embrace that role. Which is a good thing, because they’ve earned that role. “Yeah, I love being the underdog. It’s my claim to fame,” defe
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  • James Harden Pump Fakes, Scores and Draws the Foul

    James Harden Pump Fakes, Scores and Draws the Foul

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    James Harden pump fakes to draw the foul and sinks in the basket in tonight’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics.
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  • Jared Sullinger Attacks the Glass with One Hand.

    Jared Sullinger Attacks the Glass with One Hand.

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Boston Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger attacks the glass as he hustles to grab the rebound with one hand and cashes in a hook shot tonight against the Houston Rockets.
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  • Loveable lovers? Cubs' Epstein has bigger goals

    Loveable lovers? Cubs' Epstein has bigger goals

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says he understands the ballclub's culture better now than he did when he first arrived in Chicago.
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  • No one’s questionable for the Patriots this week

    No one’s questionable for the Patriots this week

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Throughout the regular season, there was a regular Friday post wrapping up the final injury reports of the week. Frequent readers of that post will know that you could set your clock to the Patriots listing some large portion of their roster as question…
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  • Patriots healthy for matchup against Texans

    Patriots healthy for matchup against Texans

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    The New England Patriots made a massive overhaul to their injury report on Friday, removing 15 players who had been listed as limited in Thursday's session.
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  • Sunday divisional playoffs preview: Tom Brady will lead potent …

    Sunday divisional playoffs preview: Tom Brady will lead potent Patriots offense to AFC title game

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    Houston Texans at New England Patriots Sunday, January 13, 2013 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. The Houston Texans have the most wins in franchise history, won a second consecutive AFC South title and, after last week's 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Be…
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  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl match…

    Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
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  • Final Word: Texans at Patriots

    Final Word: Texans at Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's Houston Texans-New England Patriots divisional-round playoff game at Gillette Stadium: Guarding against overconfidence: The New England Patriots are heavily favored against the Texans. New England trounced Housto…
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  • NBA Rumor: Rajon Rondo Wants Rudy Gay on the Boston Celtics

    NBA Rumor: Rajon Rondo Wants Rudy Gay on the Boston Celtics

    dimemag.com Jan 11, 2013
    Allegedly, Rajon Rondo wants to see Rudy Gay in Boston Celtics green, and really, why wouldn’t he? It looks like Rudy is one of the most blatantly-available difference makers on the trade market. If Gay is going be headed somewhere, it’s only natural
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  • Ian Thomsen: Heat take long view amid midseason struggles

    Ian Thomsen: Heat take long view amid midseason struggles

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The clock was unraveling down to its last threads, but LeBron James moved without panic as the defense trapped out to him. His backhanded pass around the defenders found Chris Bosh alone in the seam. Another closing defender forced Bos…
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  • Contrary to reports, Wade Phillips did not insult Wes Welker

    Contrary to reports, Wade Phillips did not insult Wes Welker

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips did not say anything controversial or disrespectful when asked on Thursday about how Houston will cover Patriots receiver Wes Welker this weekend. But that didn’t stop Phillips’ comments from becoming a story
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  • Video - Pierce, Sullinger Quiet Rockets 01:01

    Pierce, Sullinger Quiet Rockets

    Jan 11
    Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 23 points and Jared Sullinger contributed 14 from the bench to lift the Celtics.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch 02:05

    NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch

    Jan 11
    Episode 247: Merril Hoge breaks down the Texans-Patriots matchup. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback has the most difficult matchup against the opposing defense.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can the Houston Texans pull off an upset? 02:48

    'Playbook': Can the Houston Texans pull off an upset?

    Jan 11
    The "Playbook" gang breaks down the New England Patriots' playoff success at home and explains why even Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will have a hard time helping his team beat the Patriots.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots 03:09

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

    Jan 11
    Do the Houston Texans or New England Patriots need the running game more on Sunday? Our analysts take a look at both ground games and also discuss how Texans defensive end J.J. Watt impacts the defense.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…

    Jan 11
    Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…