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Brady, Patriots go to great lengths to prepare for Texans

Brady, Patriots go to great lengths to prepare for Texans

chron.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
The Patriots are going to great lengths, literally, to prepare for J.J. Watt and the Texans defensive front, which has a knack for blocking passes. “I know coach [Bill] Belichick likes to bring guys with racquetball paddles and stick those up in the air
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  • How Texans clinch AFC’s top seed this week

    How Texans clinch AFC’s top seed this week

    chron.com Dec 5, 2012
    A playoff spot, already clinched, the Texans have their sights set on bigger things in the AFC playoffs - the division title, a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the playoffs. The Texans, who play the Patriots on Monday, can actually do all th
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  • Twitter Double Coverage: Texans vs. Pats

    Twitter Double Coverage: Texans vs. Pats

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Two of the NFL’s top teams will meet at Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans on “Monday Night Football.” This game has huge playoff implications for both teams. The Texans (11-1) and Patriots (9-3) currently hold th
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  • The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your ri
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  • Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Laker…

    Rockets Announcer Rubs It In After Houston Win: "The Lakers Have Just Pooped Their Big-Boy Pants!"

    deadspin.com Dec 5, 2012
    Pau Gasol is rapidly falling out of favor in L.A. On Sunday, for the second time in a week, Gasol was benched for the last few minutes of the game, and he's growing frustrated. Kobe Bryant had a message for him: More »
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  • Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after…

    Dwight Howard deflects blame from his free-throw shooting after Lakers loss (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five of their last seven games, which means they're currently in the midst of their 47th crisis of the still-young season. Their latest defeat, a 107-105 road loss to the Houston Rockets, stung quite sharply. Leading by …
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  • RTC: What ifs for the Titans

    RTC: What ifs for the Titans

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Reading the coverage… Create the playoff field by playing out the remaining games with our playoff machine. Reviewing the Texans’ win against the Titans with Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus. Houston Texans Veteran cornerback Stanford Routt has be
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  • Rockets erase 13-point deficit, rally past Lakers

    Rockets erase 13-point deficit, rally past Lakers

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets overcome a tough outing by James Harden and rally for a 107-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
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  • David Stewart, Robert Johnson land on IR for Titans

    David Stewart, Robert Johnson land on IR for Titans

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Tennessee Titans lost their third offensive lineman this season to injury when right tackle David Stewart went down with a broken leg Sunday against the Houston Texans. On Tuesday, the Titans placed Stewart and safety Robert Johnson on injured reser…
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  • Astros GM Luhnow says Alex White has top-of-rotation potential

    Astros GM Luhnow says Alex White has top-of-rotation potential

    chron.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Astros added some new pieces late Tuesday evening.
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  • LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has …

    LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team Name

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    LeBron James dropped a ridiculous triple-double last night (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but no one’s going to remember him carving up the Wizards. They’ll remember that with about 20 seconds left, he missed a wide-open wing triple that could”
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  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 04:02

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Dec 5
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' Week 14 matchup against the Texans.
  • Video - Tale of the tape: Houston Texans or Atlanta Falcons? 03:53

    Tale of the tape: Houston Texans or Atlanta Falcons?

    Dec 5
    Which 11-1 team is set up better to make a deep run in the playoffs? Heath Evans and Shaun O'Hara break down who has the advantage at five different positions.
  • Video - Road To The Superdome: Texans 05:17

    Road To The Superdome: Texans

    Dec 5
    Dan Graziano and Paul Kuharsky talk about what the Texans need to do in order to stay on the road to the Superdome
  • Video - Patriots Set To Face Texans 00:42

    Patriots Set To Face Texans

    Dec 5
    Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden joins Mike and Mike in the morning to discuss the matchup between the Texans and the Patriots.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks