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Johnson: ‘Have to keep fighting’ Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 95 yards in Sunday’s loss. “I feel bad, especially for the older guys, including myself, because you don’t get too many shots at this,” he said. “MeUpvote Share Tweet
Before Sunday’s game against the Patriots, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt went to midfield, spit on the grass and wiped his shoe. It so happened that Watt spat on the Patriots’ logo, which caused a pregame stir. Watt didn’t think his actions warrantUpvote Share Tweet
Third quarter changes momentumFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — For the last 3½ minutes of the first half Sunday, the Texans acted like the team that some people briefly thought might be in the NFL’s best this season. Mired in a hole against the most formidable of opponents, a team pursuing itUpvote Share Tweet
Pats’ Wes Welker lets performance do talkingBy Seth Lakso FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Speaking to a reporter Thursday, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips may have served up some accidental bulletin board-material in the direction of Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. “Ah, Welker’s not (CincinUpvote Share Tweet
McClain: Familiar problems lead to eliminationFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The same problems that plagued the Texans over the last month of regular season — when they lost three of four games and blew home-field advantage — contributed mightily to Sunday’s 41-28 loss to New England. For the second conUpvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Brian Cushing felt helpless as he watched. The Texans were losing in the AFC divisional round again, and there was nothing he could do about it. There had been nothing he could do about anything they did for the past three months. SoUpvote Share Tweet
Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt …CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt in the first quarter, the Patriots turned to their reserves and ripped the Texans 41-28. It is the Patriot Way, says Don Banks.Upvote Share TweetFOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …Upvote Share Tweet
Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj…CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adjusted, says Chris Burke, who weighs in on the Patriots' 41-28 win that set up a rematch with the Ravens in the AFC title game.Upvote Share TweetTexans receiver DeVier Posey suffered a torn Achilles tendon injury in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. Posey went down in pain and had to be carted off the field, and he confirmed the diagnosis after the game. “It felt like I got shot. I’ve never felUpvote Share Tweet
During Patriots win, Brandon Spikes shows off his sweet dance moves (VIDEO)yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013During the New England Patriots' divisional win over the Houston Texans, Owen Daniels was dropped for a one-yard loss. He dropped the ball, but the play was whistled dead before the fumble. It didn't matter to Brandon Spikes. He used the chance to plead…Upvote Share TweetThough Texans quarterback Matt Schaub had a solid game on Sunday against the Patriots, plenty of his yards and both of his touchdown passes came after Houston had fallen into a 25-point hole. Regardless, a season of high expectations ended with the Tex…Upvote Share TweetTom Brady became the winningest quarterback in postseason play, throwing for three touchdowns Sunday to beat Houston 41-28 and lift the New England Patriots into the AFC Championship Game.Upvote Share Tweet
Harvey: Wait until next year … againFOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The good news … well there is no good news for the Texans. But if there were good news, it would be that the Texans play the New England Patriots at home in the 2013 regular season. There is always next season, for worse or worse.Upvote Share Tweet
Super Bowl hopes almost gone; Texans trail 38-13The Texans' season-long push toward the Super Bowl is on the verge officially being erased.Upvote Share Tweet
Pats push lead back to 11profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013Yep, the Texans should have deployed an onside kick to start the third quarter. Instead, they kicked away. And Pro Bowler Matthew Slater returned it to the New England 31. And the Patriots then drove 69 yards in seven plays, with Stevan Ridley cappingUpvote Share Tweet
Patriots keep piling on, lead Texans 24-13What break? New England took its opening third-quarter drive 69 yards in just 3 minutes, 30 seconds and quickly grabbed a 24-13 third-quarter lead against the Texans on Sunday during an AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Stevan Ridley’s 8-Upvote Share Tweet
First-quarter analysis: Throw more to Johnson, FosterFOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Texans should be leading this game, but they trailed 7-3 after the first quarter. They wasted Danieal Manning’s 94-yard return to the New England 12 on the opening kickoff. James Casey dropped a Matt Schaub pass. Then Schaub ovUpvote Share Tweet
Photos: From Houston to Foxborough, Texans fans cheer on their teamPhotos: From Houston to Foxborough, Texans fans cheer on their teamUpvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, MA. - There were no surprises among the Texans’ inactives for today’s game against New England. Cornerback Roc Carmichael, cornerback Stanford Routt, linebacker Cameron Collins, guard Antoine Caldwell, offensive tackle Andrew Gardner, guUpvote Share Tweet
Jackets not prominent for Texans this timeFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Five weeks ago, when the Texans got off their team busses here, they were all in new letterman jackets. It was a harmless gesture of team unity. Yeah, it’s a high-schoolish deal, but injecting a little high school-style spirit intoUpvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The inactives for today's Texans-Patriots divisional round playoff game: Texans CB Roc Carmichael CB Stanford Routt ILB Cameron Collins G Antoine Caldwell T Andrew Gardner G Cody White NT Terrell McClain Patriots WR Matthew Slater S…Upvote Share Tweet
James Harden Goes Behind-The-Back And Between-The-Legsdimemag.com Jan 13, 2013James Harden hits Jrue Holiday with a behind the back, between the legs, high-caliber move to the basket in last night’s game between the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 13, 2013Seattle at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. (FOX): Well, it's put up or shut up for the "Falcons stink in the playoffs" narrative. It really could not have shaken out any worse for them, though, as the white-hot Seattle Seahawks come into town. While Atlanta…Upvote Share TweetIt’s awfully easy to look at the plays made by Trindon Holliday and Jacoby Jones in Saturday’s great Baltimore Ravens-Denver Broncos game and say the Houston Texans blew it. Both those guys belonged to Houston. Both those guys were cut by the Texans.Upvote Share Tweet
James Harden Crossover Gives Jrue Holiday Whiplashdeadspin.com Jan 13, 2013The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Houston Rockets 107-100 last night and oh, who cares? Do yourself a favor: skip to the :09 mark of this video and watch in slow motion how James Harden crosses up Jrue Holiday. Looks pretty bad, right? Now go back to the …Upvote Share TweetKenny Mayne examines the "heated" exchanged of blows between the hometown newspapers of the Patriots and Texans.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Jan 13, 2013It’s a new day in Washington, D.C. They finally have a real basketball team. In last night’s 93-83 win over Atlanta, John Wall played for the first time this season to a standing ovation. Then he went out and put in 14 points and four dimes in 20 minuUpvote Share Tweet
Texans Don't Matchup Against PatriotsJan 13James Walker and Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com on the Texans troubles this season against the Patriots.
Patriots Headed Back To AFC ChampionshipJan 13Shane Vereen combines for three touchdowns and over 160 yards of offense as Patriots put away Texans and advance to their seventh AFC Championship under Bill Belichick.
Countdown Daily Recap: Texans-PatriotsJan 13Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 41-28 win over the Texans.
GameDay: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlightsJan 13Tom Brady and the New England Patriots advance to the AFC Championship Game for the second consecutive year with a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans.
Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls TexansJan 13FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Sna…Jan 13FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
Daily Dime: Dwight's backJan 14Dwight Howard returned to action and got a big vote of confidence from Steve Nash, J.A. Adande writes.
NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicatedJan 13The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.