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Live blog: Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey's Monday news conference

Live blog: Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey's Monday news conference

Follow along as we post live updates beginning Monday at 2 p.m. from Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey's news conference after the team's 43-37 overtime loss to the Texans.Live blog from Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey's Monday news conference
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  • D'Antoni, Recovering From Knee Surgery, Pushes Back Lakers Debu…

    D'Antoni, Recovering From Knee Surgery, Pushes Back Lakers Debut

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni, who was hired last Monday, had aimed to coach the Lakers on Sunday night against the Houston Rockets. After consulting with the team trainer, however, D'Antoni decided it was too soon.
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  • Texans 43, Jaguars 37: Diane tells you what the dang deal is

    Texans 43, Jaguars 37: Diane tells you what the dang deal is

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    Okay, I didn’t need Matt Schaub to throw for 527 yards and 5 TDs or Andre Johnson to catch 273 yards to demonstrate that the Texans offense can be explosive. I knew that. I lived that. We saw it many times during the bad years where the Texans defens...
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  • Texans notes: Sharpton’s return, Joseph’s hamstring and more

    Texans notes: Sharpton’s return, Joseph’s hamstring and more

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips rewarded linebacker Darryl Sharpton, who came of the physically unable to perform (PUP) list this week, with a chance to blitz on his first play on the 2012 season. He nearly got a sack. “It felt great to be ba
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  • Jaguars Notebook: Pass defense was defenseless against Matt Sch…

    Jaguars Notebook: Pass defense was defenseless against Matt Schaub

    HOUSTON - The Jaguars defense created two turnovers, C.J. Mosley had two sacks and they stopped the Houston Texans on their first seven third-down opportunities. And now the bad news: Everything else. Led by quarterback Matt Schaub and receiver Andre Jo
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  • Deshaies mulls options, doesn’t rule out Astros

    Deshaies mulls options, doesn’t rule out Astros

    chron.com MLB.com Nov 18, 2012
    Deshaies has been told by Astros president George Postolos that the Astros would like him back in 2013, when the team's TV rights move from Fox Sports Houston to CSN Houston.
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  • Antonio Smith joins Swat Team in big way

    Antonio Smith joins Swat Team in big way

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    On this longest and oddest of afternoons, when the Texans’ out-of-kilter defense might have become resigned to the inevitability of defeat, it snatched salvation from the jaws of near-submission by resorting to a tried-and-true strategy. Here came the S
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  • J.J. Watt does special sack celebration for Berry children

    J.J. Watt does special sack celebration for Berry children

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    What appeared to be a quirky departure from his usual sack celebration actually meant a lot more to Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. It was a nod to the Berry children, with whom Watt has grown close. “I was eating dinner at their house on Friday night,â
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  • Grading the Texans: Week 11

    Grading the Texans: Week 11

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    QB: A Matt Schaub overcame two interceptions, including one that could have been a killer in overtime, to throw for 527 yards, second-most in NFL history, and five touchdowns. He threw for 298 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime. RB: B- The Jaguars…
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  • Texans, Bucs, Cowboys win in OT

    Texans, Bucs, Cowboys win in OT

    CNNSI.com Nov 18, 2012
    If you like overtime, you sure loved Sunday. Three early games were decided in OT. Chris Burke reviews the madness and examines the wild wins by the Texans, Bucs and Cowboys.
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  • Texans punt returner gets run down and tackled by the punter

    Texans punt returner gets run down and tackled by the punter

    yahoo.com Nov 18, 2012
    Returners often get a hard time when the punter tackles them on the way to the end zone. Those plays are almost always the same. The returner has just the punter to beat, tries to put on a move, the punter guesses right and happens to get in the returne…
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  • Harvey: What happened to the defense?

    Harvey: What happened to the defense?

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    It was difficult enough for the Texans to watch their own scoreboard Sunday at Reliant Stadium. They drove 84 yards on their first possession, scoring on a nine-yard pass from Matt Schaub to Keshawn Martin, for a 7-0 lead. But from the time Jacksonville…
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  • Overtime in Dallas: They say everything’s bigger in Texas.  Tod…

    Overtime in Dallas: They say everything’s bigger in Texas.  Today,…

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    They say everything’s bigger in Texas.  Today, both of the NFL games being played there are. A 32-yard field goal from Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey has forced overtime against the Browns, joining the Jags-Texans extra-session contest in Houston. The Cowbo
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  • Garrett Graham’s TD ties score at 34

    Garrett Graham’s TD ties score at 34

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    Garrett Graham caught a five-yard pass from Matt Schaub as the Texans tied the Jaguars 34-34 with 1:34 left in the game. It was Schaub’s fourth TD pass of the game.
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  • Texans kick field goal, cut Jags’ lead to 27-20

    Texans kick field goal, cut Jags’ lead to 27-20

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    Shayne Graham kicked a 27-yard field goal as the Texans cut the Jaguars’ lead to 27-20 with 2:15 left in the third quarter. The Texans failed to get a first down on third-and-1 at the Jacksonville 9 and are now 0-for-6 on third-down conversions.
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  • Henne replaces injured Gabbert (elbow) at QB

    Henne replaces injured Gabbert (elbow) at QB

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was injured in the first quarter against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
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  • Texans miss field-goal attempt; score 17-17 at half

    Texans miss field-goal attempt; score 17-17 at half

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Texans’ Shayne Graham had a 50-yard field-goal attempt bounce off the left upright as the first half ended tied at 17. A 15-yard facemask penalty on Jaguars defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey helped put the Texans in position for the attempt.
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  • Tying drive very Texans-like

    Tying drive very Texans-like

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    Now, that was a very Texans drive. After Keshawn Martin returned the kickoff 54 yards to the Jaguars’ 48, they took to the ground and play-action passing. After a two-yard run by Arian Foster on the ensuing play after the kickoff, Matt Schaub hit Andre
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  • Roof closed at Reliant Stadium

    Roof closed at Reliant Stadium

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    The roof at Reliant Stadium is closed for the Texans’ game against Jacksonville today. The Texans released a statement that read: “The 50/80 rule is a guideline that we created to give fans an expectation of what roof decision to expect on game day. F
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  • Daniels back in the fold for Texans; Cody out

    Daniels back in the fold for Texans; Cody out

    chron.com Nov 18, 2012
    As expected since Friday, Owen Daniels will play today against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Daniels, who felt very close to  being able to play last weekend despite his lower back injury, was confident about his chances this weekend. Inside linebacker Tim …
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  • Jaguars announce inactives

    Jaguars announce inactives

    jacksonville.com Nov 18, 2012
    HOUSTON — In addition to the four injured players who are unavailable for today’s game against the Texans, the Jaguars’ inactives are offensive lineman Steve Vallos and defensive linemen D’Anthony Smith and Jeris Pendleton. Ruled out on Friday by
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  • Jaguars-Texans stat predictions

    Jaguars-Texans stat predictions

    jacksonville.com Nov 18, 2012
    Five statistical predictions for today's Jaguars-Texans game in Houston: 1. Arian Foster rushing yards: 128 In his career, Foster has averaged 72-plus yards per game against the Jaguars, including three 100-yard efforts. The Jaguars’ defense has been at
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  • Video - Texans postgame press conference 05:10

    Texans postgame press conference

    Nov 18
    Texans react following game with Jaguars
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Jaguars-Texans Recap 01:49

    Sunday Blitz: Jaguars-Texans Recap

    Nov 18
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Texans' 43-37 overtime win against the Jaguars.
  • Video - Jaguars vs. Texans highlights 04:13

    Jaguars vs. Texans highlights

    Nov 18
    The Houston Texans rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter, behind a huge game from quarterback Matt Schaub to knock off the Jacksonville Jaguars 43-37 at home.
  • Video - Texans Rally To Win OT Thriller 00:32

    Texans Rally To Win OT Thriller

    Nov 18
    Chad Henne threw four touchdown passes, but Matt Schaub countered with five of his own to lead the Texans to the 43-37 overtime victory against the Jaguars.

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