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Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game Updated Dec 7, 2012
No one’s ready to make an official declaration, but it appears the Texans are going to be closer to full strength for Monday’s game against the Patriots. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James practiced again Friday, and Joseph said h
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  • Texans don letterman jackets to celebrate a high-school-like spirit Dec 7, 2012
    All around the locker room today, Texans players proudly modeled their brand new letterman jackets. Sure, that’s a tradition normally reserved for football players still in school, but the Texans are hoping a new tradition begins in Houston. “I used t
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  • Joseph, James likely to play against Patriots Dec 7, 2012
    Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James worked again in practice Friday and it seems likely they’ll both play against the Patriots on Monday night. But coach Gary Kubiak stopped short of confirming that Joseph would be in the star
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  • What Monday can do for Texans, Watt Dec 7, 2012
    This week, we discussed J.J. Watt's candidacy for MVP. Fair or not, the "Monday Night Football" stage gives him a huge platform to make his case for defensive player of the year, and even for MVP. If he harasses Tom Brady, gets a sack or two, …
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  • Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questions Dec 7, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • McClain’s picks for Week 14: Pats will end Texans’ perfect run on the road Dec 7, 2012
    Week 14 games Texans (11-1) plus-3 at New England (9-3), Patriots 34-30 St. Louis (5-6-1) plus-3 at Buffalo (5-7), Bills 21-19 Dallas (6-6) plus-3 at Cincinnati (7-5), Bengals 30-28 Kansas City (2-10) plus-6 at Cleveland (4-8), Browns 23-19 Tennessee (4…
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  • Andre Johnson sees historic game in Foxboro

    As the Texans get ready to face the Patriots on Monday Night Football, a player who has been in Houston for all but one year of the franchise’s existence has a fairly strong assessment of the meaning of the game. “It’s big,” Andre Johnson said, vi
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  • Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen welcome daughter Vivian Lake Dec 7, 2012
    Tom Brady's New England Patriots will face the Houston Texans on Monday night, but Brady's role of father came first on Wednesday night. His wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, gave birth to the couple's daughter. She was named Vivian Lake, and …
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  • Chris Johnson “very upset” about workload in second half last week Dec 7, 2012
    Titans running back Chris Johnson had a string of six straight games with 80 or more rushing yards snapped in last Sunday’s loss to the Texans and he’s not happy about the workload he got on offense in the second half. Johnson had three carries after
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  • RTC: Taking your eye off the ball Dec 7, 2012
    Reading the coverage… Houston Texans Wes Welker is expert at creating space, and containing the Patriots receiver will be a big key for the Texans on Monday night, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. Andre Johnson says this is the biggest game
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  • Video - By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots 00:53

    By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots

    Dec 7
    The Patriots host the Texans on Monday Night and we take you by the numbers.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions 06:32

    NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions

    Dec 7
    NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 14's key matchups.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots 03:40

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

    Dec 7
    Will the New England Patriots be able to use their running game to help out Tom Brady on Monday night? The "Playbook" guys discuss this much-anticipated matchup.
  • Video - Week 14: In the community 00:29

    Week 14: In the community

    Dec 7
    Find out how Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson and various Indianapolis Colts players helped out in the community.