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Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texan…

Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texans-Giants matchup

chron.com Updated 12 hours ago
When asked about the Texans offense earlier in the week, Jason Pierre-Paul said nothing about the team concerns him. On Sunday, we’ll see if the Texans can humble the confident former All-Pro. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Players to watch Running back Ari…
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  • Andre Johnson living in the career milestone fastlane

    Andre Johnson living in the career milestone fastlane

    chron.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Week 3: Which team will win? Texans Giants View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. Loading ... Andre Johnson is on pace to reach 950 career receptions in his 158th game, which would tie him…
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  • Randy Bullock enjoying a surge of confidence thanks to recent F…

    Randy Bullock enjoying a surge of confidence thanks to recent FG streak

    chron.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Week 3: Which team will win? Texans Giants View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. Loading ... Placekicker Randy Bullock had made 15 consecutive field goals going back to November before ha…
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  • Bill O’Brien doesn’t think Texans are getting caught up in own …

    Bill O’Brien doesn’t think Texans are getting caught up in own hype

    chron.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Week 3: Which team will win? Texans Giants View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. Loading ... Head coach Bill O’Brien doesn’t believe the Texans’ 2-0 start has turned their heads any. “It’…
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  • Texans alter travel plans for trip to Big Apple

    Texans alter travel plans for trip to Big Apple

    chron.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Week 3: Which team will win? Texans Giants View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. Loading ... The Texans left for New Jersey immediately after practice Friday rather than departing Saturda…
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  • Arian Foster questionable for Texans

    Arian Foster questionable for Texans

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    HOUSTON -- After he was limited all week in practice, the Houston Texans have declared running back Arian Foster questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Foster has rushed for 241 yards in the first two games of the season on 55 carri…
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  • DeAndre Hopkins returns to practice a day after missing due to …

    DeAndre Hopkins returns to practice a day after missing due to illness

    chron.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    Week 3: Which team will win? 75%Texans 25%Giants Thank You for voting! Loading ... Receiver DeAndre Hopkins returned to practice Friday after missing Thursday because an undisclosed illness and said he’ll be fine for Sunday’s game against the Giants. Le…
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  • Giants to be without LB Beason vs. Texans

    Giants to be without LB Beason vs. Texans

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    The New York Giants won't have starting middle linebacker Jon Beason when they host the Houston Texans on Sunday.
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  • Texans doing well on third downs so far

    Texans doing well on third downs so far

    ESPN.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    HOUSTON -- Don't get too carried away with the Houston Texans' impressive statistics on third downs. Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't. "I think it’s important to note that it’s only two games into the season and we need to keep that going, keep that…
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  • Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t concerned with stopping the Texans offe…

    Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t concerned with stopping the Texans offense

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19 (yesterday)
    The Giants may be 0-2, but defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t lacking for confidence. Pierre-Paul and the rest of the team’s defense has spent the week preparing to face the Texans and Pierre-Paul made it clear that he hasn’t been impressed by much o…
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  • Joseph, Fiedorowicz practice fully

    Joseph, Fiedorowicz practice fully

    ESPN.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    HOUSTON -- Two Houston Texans moved from the limited participation list to the Texans' lengthy full participation list on today's injury report -- cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot) and tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot). Fiedorowicz missed last week's g…
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  • Texans looking for more balance on offense

    Texans looking for more balance on offense

    chron.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    Coach Bill O’Brien prefers to have a balanced offense, but he prefers winning more. The Texans are 2-0 going into Sunday’s game at the New York Giants. O’Brien calls the plays. Of the Texans’ 121 plays, 80 have been runs. Arian Foster has carried a leag…
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  • D.J. Swearinger keys Texans’ success in turnover battle

    D.J. Swearinger keys Texans’ success in turnover battle

    chron.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    Strong safety D.J. Swearinger has been involved in three of the Texans’ six turnovers and is a major reason they’re plus-5 in turnover differential heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Swearinger has forced a fumble at the Texans’ 8-y…
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  • Derek Newton showing improvement in fourth season

    Derek Newton showing improvement in fourth season

    chron.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    Right tackle Derek Newton might be the Texans’ most improved player. In his fourth season and his third as a starter, Newton is off to a terrific start as a run blocker and pass protector. In the opening victory over Washington, he kept outside lineback…
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  • Cushing on Eli Manning: ‘Nothing we’re going to do is going to …

    Cushing on Eli Manning: ‘Nothing we’re going to do is going to surprise him’

    chron.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    Last week, the Texans traveled to Oakland to play rookie quarterback Derek Carr. On Sunday, the Texans play the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, where veteran quarterback Eli Manning will try to lead them to their first victory. “He’s (Manning) seen …
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  • Giants Q&A: Is the arrow on Eli Manning pointing up?

    Giants Q&A: Is the arrow on Eli Manning pointing up?

    chron.com Sep 18 (2 days ago)
    Want to have a better sense of the matchup that the Texans will be facing against the Giants? Today’s Q&A participant is long-time Giants reporter Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina). She is the senior editor of Inside Football, an independent public…
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  • Texans vs. Giants preview

    Texans vs. Giants preview

    ESPN.com Sep 18 (3 days ago)
    The Houston Texans are 2-0, just like they were at this time last season when they lost in Week 3 and didn't win again all season en route to the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. The New York Giants are 0-2, just like they were at this time last season when…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New York Giants 03:21

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New York Giants

    Sep 19
    The "NFL Playbook" crew discusses the upcoming match-up between the Houston Texans and New York Giants in Week 3.
  • Video - 60-Second Rumble 01:16

    60-Second Rumble

    Sep 19
    Christopher Harris and Field Yates face off on which running back to sell high on, Arian Foster or DeMarco Murray.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Texans-Giants 00:38

    Inside Edge: Texans-Giants

    Sep 18
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Houston at the New York Giants.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Texans-Giants 00:55

    NFL Live Prediction: Texans-Giants

    Sep 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Houston at the New York Giants.

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