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The Colts are locked in as the No. 5 seed for the AFC playoffs while the Texans are still shooting for the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. So the question is will the Colts rest their starters for Sunday’s game against HoustUpvote Share Tweet
Will familiarity help Luck or Texans?Running back Arian Foster and outside linebacker Brooks Reed are expected to start at Indianapolis. Foster left the game with an irregular heartbeat. The doctors told coach Gary Kubiak he could have returned to the game, but Kubiak kept him out as a pre…Upvote Share Tweet
What I think the Texans are thinkingWhat I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Houston Texans this afternoon… How many teams make it through a season without an unexpected loss? Denver doesn’t have one. New England lost to Arizona. Baltimore lost to Philadelphia. We lostUpvote Share TweetThe Vikings have already said that running back Adrian Peterson will play through any abdominal problems this week and cornerback Antoine Winfield is also going to try to power through injury. Winfield hurt his hand in Sunday’s victory over the Texans,Upvote Share Tweet
Texans' biggest issue: Third downThe Houston Texans have plenty of concerns after losing two of three. They need a win Sunday in Indianapolis to grab the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. If they lose, they may wind up playing a first-round game. Foremost on Gary Kubiak’s mind is problemUpvote Share TweetTexans running back Arian Foster (irregular heartbeat) and outside linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), both of whom left the Minnesota game, should be able to play against the Colts. Foster underwent more tests today as a precaution. “The tests on Arian looUpvote Share TweetFrom ESPN Stats & Info, here are all the scenarios for the Texans on Sunday: No. 1 seed TEXANS: HOU win OR DEN loss + NE loss No. 2 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE loss OR HOU loss + DEN loss + NE win No. 3 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE winUpvote Share Tweet
Kubiak: ‘We’ve got a lot of mistakes to fix’Naturally, Gary Kubiak was not a happy coach today when he met the media for his regular Monday news conference. Kubiak was critical of his offense, including his play calling, in the 23-6 loss to Minnesota that prevented the Texans from earning home-fi…Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Texans 'inexcusable'; Colts 'improbable'Reading the coverage… Houston Texans “For a veteran team to come out flat without a sense of urgency when it has a chance to earn home-field advantage is inexcusable,” writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. To which I say: They can make thisUpvote Share TweetThe AFC South had just one happy team and one happy fan base Sunday. The Colts won in Kansas City and celebrated a playoff berth. The Texans and Jaguars lost at home, the Titans lost in Green Bay. Still, you went to games and at least had some fun. And …Upvote Share Tweet
NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the PackersWith 11 NFL games played simultaneously early Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen big ones with playoff implications. The Vikings pounded the Texans. The Bengals snatched the final AFC playoff spot away from the Steelers. The Redskins held on to b…Upvote Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice time in the days preceding Sunday’s win over the Texans with a groin/abdomen injury. After the game, coach Leslie Frazier said that Peterson was held out of the game late because of an abdomen problUpvote Share Tweet
NBA On Christmas PreviewDec 24Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons share which NBA matchups they're looking forward to on Christmas Day.
Houston, we have a problem?Dec 24How much concern is there with the Houston Texans after their dismal performance vs. the Minnesota Vikings? John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the latest on the team's current condition.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 16Dec 24Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
GameDay: Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston TexansDec 24The Minnesota Vikings keep their playoff hopes alive as they travel to Houston and upset the Texans 23-6.
Coast to Coast - Miami Heat still have the winning combinationDec 24Despite the Thunder's great improvement, the Heat still have the winning formula: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Coast to Coast - Kevin Durant still must best LeBron JamesDec 24If Kevin Durant wants to be the best, he needs to beat the best -- LeBron James.
Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are comingDec 24While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.