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GIF: Dwight Howard Spins For The Towering Slam
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Before last night, Dwight Howard had yet to suit up in a Rockets uniform during preseason action. He only played 16 minutes in the first half during his first time out against the Warriors Sunday night, but an athletic dunk in the pregame layup-line, an…Upvote Share Tweet
The Sports Update: McClain and Smith on Texans’ keys to the ‘MNF’ gamechron.com 1 hour agoPITTSBURGH — Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith preview a “Monday Night Football” matchup against the Steelers at Heinz Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Crennel vs. LeBeau as Texans face Steelerschron.com 4 hours agoVideo breakdown, practices and news conferences were repeated as Heinz Field and the Terrible Towels awaited Bill O’Brien this week. But the first-year Texans coach also carved out a little time to teach his team about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ storied h…Upvote Share Tweet
Houston, Pittsburgh not exactly strangers to prime-time collisionschron.com 23 hours agoMonday’s game will be the first played in prime time between the Texans and the Steelers. But the Oilers faced the Steelers six times in nationally televised night games, winning three of them: Monday, Nov. 24, 1975, Astrodome: Under new coach Bum Phill…Upvote Share Tweet
Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texans-Steelers matchupchron.com Oct 19 (yesterday)Antonio Brown is an explosive player that the Texans secondary will have to keep an eye on. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Players to watch Arian Foster, running back Despite missing one game because of a hamstring injury and rushing for only 6 yards in a…Upvote Share Tweet
Some Texans still believe in power of trash talkingchron.com Oct 19 (yesterday)The Texans don’t talk as much as they used to. Coach Bill O’Brien’s team-first mantra has put the emphasis on “we,” not “I” since offseason workouts began. But mention the art of trash talking to Brian Cushing, and the sixth-year linebacker smiles wide …Upvote Share TweetThe Texans have listed linebacker Jadeveon Clowney as out for every game since Week One, when he tore a meniscus while landing awkwardly on the much-maligned turf in Houston. For Monday night’s game at Pittsburgh, Clowney is listed as questionable, via …Upvote Share TweetTexans coach Bill O’Brien acknowledged this week that his 3-3 team is in the “middle of the pack.” As he did leading up to a Week 3 road game against the New York Giants – a contest the Texans lost – running back Arian Foster said Monday’s matchup again…Upvote Share Tweet
Rich Dauer, Dave Hudgens join Astros staffBy JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ and EVAN DRELLICH The Astros added two more veteran coaches to their staff on Friday – first base coach Rich Dauer and hitting coach Dave Hudgens – to add experience for new manager A.J. Hinch. With only the possible addition of a…Upvote Share TweetTexans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss defensive matchups for a “Monday Night Football” game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.Upvote Share Tweet
Hakeem Olajuwon Says Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Caliber Seasondimemag.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)After Trevor Ariza recently said Dwight Howard is more athletic than ever, Houston Rockets legend and player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon has added even more fuel to optimism about Howard’s game. Citing improved health and a new work ethic, Ol…Upvote Share TweetJ.J. Watt has been padding his highlight reel this season by doing things almost unheard of for a defensive end.Upvote Share Tweet
Brooks Reed may play vs. Steelers; Texans could use seven O-linemenTexans coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday that linebacker Brooks Reed “has a shot” to play Monday at Pittsburgh. If Reed can’t go, the Texans will likely turn to John Simon, who was recently signed off Baltimore’s practice squad. Simon totaled three tackl…Upvote Share TweetGary Pettis coached third for the Rangers last season but will work for the Astros in 2015. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Gary Pettis is joining the Astros coach staff, a person with knowledge of the hiring said Thursday. Pettis, 56, had been with …Upvote Share Tweet
D.J. Swearinger's grandma lets him have it over performanceESPN.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans' D.J. Swearinger gets his trash-talking from his family. So naturally, his performance against the Indianapolis Colts brought about the following tweet: Swearinger heard it from all of his family members. Dad said, "Br…Upvote Share TweetThe Texans rank 27th in defense, but they’re third in the red zone, limiting opponents to touchdowns 45.5 percent of the time. The Steelers are sixth in offense, but they’re 31st in red zone offense, scoring touchdowns 36.8 percent of the time. “The key…Upvote Share Tweet
Pickett: Roethlisberger will be a ‘challenge’ for Texans’ defenseNose tackle Ryan Pickett knows his responsibility on every play – get off the line quick, get leverage and tie up two blockers. Pickett (6-2, 340) plays on run downs and is replaced in passing situations. But when teams throw on run downs, he tries to g…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans simply need a win on MNF, Andre Johnson saysThe Texans are four days away from playing their final primetime regular-season game this season. With the national lights of “Monday Night Football” and the Pittsburgh Steelers waiting, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said his team simply needs a vi…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)The only time the Texans started well was this season was in their road victory over Oakland. In the last game, they trailed Indianapolis 24-0 in the first quarter of an eventual 33-28 loss at NRG Stadium. “We want to do well on every play, every series…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans Set To Take On SteelersOct 18Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden preview the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Texans and Steelers.
Clowney Returns To PracticeOct 17ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses how Jadeveon Clowney's return to practice went on Friday, as well as whether he will take the field Monday night against the Steelers.
One-on-One with J.J. WattOct 17J.J. Watt and Stevland Wilson discuss Watt's thoughts on winning awards, potentially making the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his love for hockey.
'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh SteelersOct 17The "NFL Playbook" crew believes the Pittsburgh Steelers keys to victory are through tight end Heath Miller and stopping Houston Texasns running back Arian Foster.
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At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right NowOct 20In the Denver locker room Sunday night, after his 246th NFL regular-season game, Peyton Manning asked, “Where’s Demaryius?” Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, someone said, was on his way out to the field to do an interview with NBC. “We gotta get him back…
Clayton's Last Call: 'Crazy' sums up the dayOct 19There was no shortage of bizarre outcomes Sunday, John Clayton writes. Plus, the struggling Saints, the beleaguered champs and more.
Jets acquire Seahawks WR Harvin in tradeOct 17The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, sources confirmed to ESPN.