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Texans report: Kubiak dislikes 
view from afar

Texans report: Kubiak dislikes 
view from afar

chron.com yahoo.com Updated Nov 17, 2013
While the Texans prepared for kickoff Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, coach Gary Kubiak left his team and took an elevator to the top of Reliant Stadium. Kubiak coached the Texans from afar during his return from a mini-stroke; offensive coordinator…
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  • Former presidents attend Texans-Raiders game

    Former presidents attend Texans-Raiders game

    chron.com Nov 17, 2013
    Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, riding in a golf cart, led the Texans on the field for Sunday’s game. It was a part of the team’s Salute to Service Day at Reliant Stadium. The presidents also took part in the pregame coin flip. The Raide…
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  • Rookie receiver Hopkins benched due to early mental mistakes

    Rookie receiver Hopkins benched due to early mental mistakes

    chron.com Nov 17, 2013
    The Texans’ season hasn’t gone like it was supposed to. The same for DeAndre Hopkins’ week. Hopkins was forced to address an obscene video posted on his Instagram account Wednesday. The rookie wide receiver said his account was hacked. Sunday, Hopkins w…
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  • Schaub, Johnson tiff blamed purely on heat-of-the-moment emotio…

    Schaub, Johnson tiff blamed purely on heat-of-the-moment emotions

    chron.com Nov 17, 2013
    Last week at Arizona, the Texans’ united front in the face of mostly self-inflicted adversity finally began to fray around the edges. But that occurred behind closed doors, with only a smattering of media witnesses. On Sunday, when this lost season reac…
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  • Texans should not have benched Keenum

    Texans should not have benched Keenum

    HOUSTON -- The way you look at the Houston Texans' handling of their quarterback situation in a 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders depends on your perspective about this season. The advantage to pulling quarterback Case Keenum late in the third quarter a…
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  • Andre Johnson on staying in Houston:  “I’m under contract”

    Andre Johnson on staying in Houston: “I’m under contract”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2013
    With so much talk this week about whether a 10-year franchise quarterback wants to stay in Pittsburgh, it’s now possible that an 11-year cornerstone pass-catcher may want out of Houston. After Sunday’s late-game verbal exchange between Texans quarterbac…
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  • Ben Tate critical of Texans fans

    Ben Tate critical of Texans fans

    chron.com Nov 17, 2013
    Running back Ben Tate had some tough words for Texans fans. They booed so loudly during the 28-23 loss at Reliant Stadium that the Texans had to go to a silent-count on offense (something usually reserved for road games). “These fans here in Houston are…
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  • Andre Johnson is justifiably perturbed

    Andre Johnson is justifiably perturbed

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2013
    HOUSTON -- "I messed up, I'll leave it at that," Andre Johnson said with a tired-looking smile following the Houston Texans' eighth consecutive loss. He was talking about the Texans' final offensive play of the game, one that sparked a heated …
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  • Report card time: John McClain grades Texans after 28-23 loss t…

    Report card time: John McClain grades Texans after 28-23 loss to Raiders

    OVERALL: F-minus This was the worst performance in franchise history. A five-point loss to the lowly Raiders without quarterback Terrelle Pryor and running back Darren McFadden, their two leading rushers. QUARTERBACK: F Case Keenum threw a touchdown pas…
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  • Matt McGloin throws three TDs in win, puts himself in mix to be…

    Matt McGloin throws three TDs in win, puts himself in mix to be Raiders’ QB of future

    On Sunday morning there were reports that Matt McGloin, an undrafted rookie who had don't nothing to impress during his one short appearance in a NFL game, could supplant Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders' quarterback of the future. Then McGloin played agai…
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  • Texans’ franchise-worst collapse year in making

    Texans’ franchise-worst collapse year in making

    chron.com Nov 17, 2013
    David Carr and Dom Capers, 2-14 in 2005 and the Rosencopter have nothing on the 2013 Texans. A season that was supposed to cement the Texans’ status as the premier pro sports franchise in Houston and mark a new championship-caliber era for an organizati…
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  • Live blog: Raiders at Texans

    Live blog: Raiders at Texans

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Oakland Raiders' visit to the Houston Texans. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as well as …
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  • Hacking Howard backfires on Nuggets

    Hacking Howard backfires on Nuggets

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2013
    Dwight Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 122-111 on Saturday night.
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  • Video - Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Johnson react to sideline argument 01:02

    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Johnson react to sideline argument

    Nov 17
    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Andre Johnson talk to the media about the argument they had with each other on the sideline in their loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 11.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Texans Recap 03:32

    Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Texans Recap

    Nov 17
    Cary Chow and Tom Waddle break down the Raiders' Week 11 win over the Texans.
  • Video - McGloin Leads Raiders Past Texans 00:40

    McGloin Leads Raiders Past Texans

    Nov 17
    Rookie QB Matt McGloin threw three touchdown passes in his first NFL start to help the Raiders beat the Texans 28-23.
  • Video - Week 11: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans highlights 04:24

    Week 11: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans highlights

    Nov 17
    Matt McGloin shines in his rookie debut as he tosses three touchdowns to lead the Oakland Raiders to a 28-23 victory over the Houston Texans in Week 11 of NFL action.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Eagles enjoying view from atop NFC East; more Week 11 Snaps

    Nov 17
    DENVER -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an eventful Week 11 in the NFL. ...
  • Daily Dime: Hill, Young put on good show

    Nov 17
    With Kobe Bryant back practicing, the Lakers show some good pieces might greet his return
  • Clayton's Last Call: Weather was a factor

    Nov 17
    Weather was a big factor, especially in Chicago, writes John Clayton. Plus, more validation for Chip Kelly, tough times for the Harbaughs and more.