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Patriots using racquetball paddles to prepare themselves for th…

Patriots using racquetball paddles to prepare themselves for the J.J. Watt Swat

yahoo.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
It's common practice for quarterback coaches to use brooms in practice to simulate defensive pressure for their quarterbacks on non-contact days, but as the New England Patriots prepare for their "Monday Night Football" tussle with the Houston…
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  • Welker’s size will be no suprise to the Texans

    Welker’s size will be no suprise to the Texans

    chron.com Dec 6, 2012
    The pieces around Tom Brady have changed throughout his tenure with the New England Patriots. Right now, one of his best weapons is also one of his smallest. Wes Welker, who played college football at Texas Tech, is only 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, but despit…
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  • Chris Cook back to practice, on track to return for Vikings

    Chris Cook back to practice, on track to return for Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Vikings cornerback Chris Cook returned to practice Thursday, putting him on track to return for the Vikings Dec. 23 game against the Texans. Cook was placed on IR/designated for return, and today was the first day he was eligible to practice, according …
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  • Jon Gruden assesses Texans-Patriots

    Jon Gruden assesses Texans-Patriots

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden previews this week's big "Monday Night Football" matchup as Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans (11-1) face three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (9-3) at Gillette Stadium in Foxboroug…
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  • Key Texans to be game-time decisions

    Key Texans to be game-time decisions

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Texans got semi-good injury news on Thursday, the first day of their practice week as they prepare for Monday night against the Patriots at New England. Outside linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) remains out as expected and cornerback Alan Ball (foot) a…
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  • Johnathan Joseph practices, may play Monday

    Johnathan Joseph practices, may play Monday

    chron.com Dec 6, 2012
    Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph took part in about “a third” of practice Thursday and may be able to play against the Patriots Monday night, coach Gary Kubiak said at his post-practice news conference. Linebacker Bradie James, right tackle Derek Ne
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  • Peter King: NFL Week 14 Picks

    Peter King: NFL Week 14 Picks

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    If the Pats get the AFC's No. 2 seed, they'll have earned it, thanks to a brutal two-game stretch that starts now. Can they slow the Texans' playmakers? Peter King picks Week 14.
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  • Patriots breaking out the sporting goods to prepare for Watt

    Patriots breaking out the sporting goods to prepare for Watt

    For years, basketball coaches have prepared their teams for shot-blockers by giving practice players tennis rackets. The Patriots are only facing J.J. Watt and the Texans this week, not Dikembe Mutombo, so they’re using racquetball racquets. “I know c
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  • Falcons and Texans still fighting for respect around the NFL, b…

    Falcons and Texans still fighting for respect around the NFL, but key December matchups will give each team a chance to prove ea

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    There are two 11-1 teams with a month left in the NFL season and most years, the talk would be whether anyone can beat them (see last year's Packers). Not so with the Falcons or the Texans who don't have many people outside Atlanta or Houston believing …
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  • Weighing the Gravity of the So-Called Playoff Preview

    Weighing the Gravity of the So-Called Playoff Preview

    grantland.com Dec 6, 2012
    Monday night's Patriots-Texans game is exciting for a number of reasons. You can spin it as a possible matchup between the league's best offense and i...
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  • Video - NFL32OT Monday Night Football Preview 03:08

    NFL32OT Monday Night Football Preview

    Dec 6
    The NFL32 crew discuss the Monday Night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots.
  • Video - How Are The Patriots Preparing For The Texans? 02:00

    How Are The Patriots Preparing For The Texans?

    Dec 6
    NFL Live looks at the Patriots are preparing for the Texans.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Texans-Patriots 01:20

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Texans-Patriots

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Houston at New England
  • Video - Texans and Patriots preparing for shootout 03:19

    Texans and Patriots preparing for shootout

    Dec 6
    Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain joins "Around the League" to discuss the big Monday night matchup between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots and what could be a shootout in Massachusetts.

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  • Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Dec 6
    No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.