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The premier players representing MLB’s 2012 free-agent class have yet to sign deals, and a stalled market is expected to heat up this week during the annual winter meetings.
Entering key phase of winter, Brian T explores avenues for Astros’ improvmentUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetChip has been traveling for the last several days, so Brian Todd steps up with some key questions as the off season enters a key phase. • •• ••• •• • It didn’t have to be this way. Forty-five games into the 2012 season, I would have beShare TweetFormer Astros closer Brad Lidge is retiring, according to media reports Sunday.
This offense won’t cut it in New EnglandUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Texans manufactured just enough offense Sunday at LP Field to extend their winning streak to six games, go to 11-1 and clinch a second consecutive playoff berth. Unlike last season, when the Texans celebrated after clinching the fShare TweetHeading into Sunday, five NFL teams had a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Four of them succeeded. The Patriots, Broncos and Falcons all clinched their divisions on Sunday, while the Texans clinched a spot in the AFC playoffs. But the Ravens, who would…Source: profootballtalk.com
Injury bug takes aim at Texans againUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. — The last thing the Texans needed in their 24-10 victory over Tennessee was another rash of injuries, the kind that left them shorthanded on both sides of the ball for Sunday’s game at LP Field. When left tackle Duane Brown limped ofShare TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- No champagne. No confetti. No cartwheels. The Houston Texans left Tennessee happy, for sure. They weren’t about to pretend that clinching a playoff berth didn’t mean something. But after a 24-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans, t
Texans notes: On Locker-Smith tiff, Mercilus and moreUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetTitans quarterback Jake Locker and Texans defensive end Antonio Smith confronted each other after Sunday’s game. “The little young whiffer snapper tried to come and tell a old cat how to play football,” Smith said. “He just came up to me. He faked
Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF RoundupUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetWe'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Source: deadspin.comShare TweetNASHVILLE, TN — The Texans jumped on the Tennessee Titans early before holding on tight through some pressure-packed moments in the fourth quarter to escape with a 24-10 victory on a warm, cloudy afternoon at LP Field. Matt Schaub threw two touchdown pa
Texans 24, Titans 3: Shayne Graham kicks 50-yard FGUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetShayne Graham gave the Texans a 24-3 lead as Houston took advantage of another Tennessee turnover. The Texans defense got its fourth turnover of the game when Jake Locker fumbled and Whitney Mercilus recovered at the Tennessee 34. The Texans almost gave…Share TweetTennessee right tackle David Stewart was carted off the field after breaking his right leg on the opening series against the Houston Texans.
Texans 21, Titans 3: Foster scores after Dobbins interceptionUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetThe Texans extended their lead to 21-3 with thanks to another big tip from the defensive line. Tim Dobbins took advantage of another tipped pass by the Texans front line to intercept Jake Locker at the Titans’ 10-yard line and return it to the three. Fr
Refs blow call, take away possible defensive TDUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetTexans fans were robbed by the officials of watching Antonio Smith try to rumble for a touchdown. J.J. Watt forced a Chris Johnson fumble, and Smith picked it up and started heading toward the end zone. The referees, though, blew the whistle, ending the…
Big difference in QB play in first quarterUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetJake Locker had seven straight incompletions and finished the first quarter 2-of-9 for 30 yards passing. Meanwhile, Matt Schaub was 10-of-16 for 119 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter. No wonder the Texans are up 14-3 after the first quarter.
Now, down-by-contact goes against TexansUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When it comes to ruling a player down, officials just can’t get it right with the Houston Texans. On Thanksgiving, the zebras failed to see that Justin Forsett was down and gave him an 81-yard touchdown. It would have been overturnedSource: ESPN.com
Forsett gets early work for TexansUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetJustin Forsett got some early work for the Texans, carrying the ball four times for 19 yards on their second drive of the game. Included was a nice 11-yard gain in which he broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage. Arian Foster did not have a carry on th…
Texans 7, Titans 3: Tennessee answers with 37-yard FGUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetThe Titans responded with a 37-yard field goal by Rob Bironas. Tennessee drove 59 yards in seven plays as Chris Johnson had a 26-yard run. The Titans suffered a loss when right tackle David Stewart went out with a leg injury. Texans 7, Titans 3 at 9:35 …
Few new names on Texans’ inactive listUpdated Dec 2, 2012 Share TweetWith so many players declared out with injuries, the Texans’ inactive list today against the Titans wasn’t much of a surprise. The only new players added were cornerback Alan Ball, who was listed as questionable with a foot injury, and guard Cody WhitShare TweetReading the coverage ... Houston Texans Stars have shined to get the Texans to 10-1, but there has also been a roster of unsung heroes like Donnie Jones, Justin Forsett and James Casey, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. John McClain of the Ch…Source: ESPN.com
Sunday Blitz: Texans-Titans RecapDec 2Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Texans' 24-10 win over the Titans
Texans Clinch Playoff BerthDec 2Matt Schaub threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Texans over the Titans 24-10.
Texans vs. Titans highlightsDec 2Matt Schaub led the Houston Texans with 207 pass yards, 2 TD in a 24-10 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker throws third INT of the dayDec 2Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is intercepted by Houston Texans LB Darryl Sharpton for a two-yard return.
Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…Dec 2BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's LakersDec 2The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more SnapsDec 2BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...