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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 conferenceUpvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans 43, Jaguars 37: Diane tells you what the dang deal isOkay, 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Texans notes: Sharpton’s return, Joseph’s hamstring and moreTexans 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 baUpvote Share TweetHOUSTON - 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 JoUpvote Share TweetDeshaies 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Antonio Smith joins Swat Team in big wayOn 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 SUpvote Share Tweet
J.J. Watt does special sack celebration for Berry childrenWhat 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,âUpvote Share Tweet
Grading the Texans: Week 11QB: 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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 18, 2012If 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans punt returner gets run down and tackled by the punteryahoo.com Updated Nov 18, 2012Returners 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Harvey: What happened to the defense?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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Nov 18, 2012They 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 CowboUpvote Share TweetGarrett 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans kick field goal, cut Jags’ lead to 27-20Shayne 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.Upvote Share TweetJacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was injured in the first quarter against the Houston Texans on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tying drive very Texans-likeNow, 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 AndreUpvote Share Tweet
Roof closed at Reliant StadiumThe 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. FUpvote Share TweetAs 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 …Upvote Share Tweetjacksonville.com Updated Nov 18, 2012HOUSTON — 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 byUpvote Share Tweetjacksonville.com Updated Nov 18, 2012Five 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 atUpvote Share Tweet
Texans postgame press conferenceNov 18Texans react following game with Jaguars
Sunday Blitz: Jaguars-Texans RecapNov 18Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Texans' 43-37 overtime win against the Jaguars.
Jaguars vs. Texans highlightsNov 18The 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.
Texans Rally To Win OT ThrillerNov 18Chad 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.
Don Banks: Luck, Colts get an up-close lesson about what it takes to be el…Nov 18FOXBORO, Mass. -- By late Sunday night there was still no word yet on whether Andrew Luck's mother (or perhaps his father in this case) told him there'd be days like this. But no matter. By the time this one was over, it was well understood that a messa…
5-on-5: Top-five teams in the NBANov 18Who are the top teams in the NBA? Here are 25 takes.
Don Banks: NFC East again a mess you can't take your eyes off of; more Sna…Nov 18FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a wild, overtime-drenched Week 11 in the NFL...
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