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Champ Bailey hopes he’s ready to finish season strong

Champ Bailey hopes he’s ready to finish season strong

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 20, 2013
Champ Bailey has tried coming back from his preseason foot injury twice before. This time, the Broncos cornerback hopes to get through a game. Bailey’s expected to play Sunday against the Texans, hoping to shore up a secondary that will be without Kayvo…
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  • Texans set day for fans

    Texans set day for fans

    chron.com Dec 20, 2013
    Sunday is the last home game of the season and the annual Fan Appreciation Day. The Texans will give away gifts during the game and present checks to three local charities, including $743,000 to United Way. Fans will receive J.J. Watt comic books and pl…
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  • Holiday cheer for local children

    Holiday cheer for local children

    chron.com Dec 20, 2013
    After practice Friday, the Houston Texans YMCA and Pro-Vision had their annual bicycle giveaway to children for Christmas. Players and coaches purchased 130 bikes and participated in the giveaway for the eighth consecutive Christmas. Just about every pl…
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  • Colts will be selective in using no-huddle

    Colts will be selective in using no-huddle

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS – There seemed to be a big sigh of relief inside Lucas Oil Stadium when the Indianapolis Colts not only opened their game against the Houston Texans on Dec. 15 with quarterback Andrew Luck in the shotgun, but also in the no-huddle. Part of …
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  • Cherilus fined for punching J.J. Watt

    Cherilus fined for punching J.J. Watt

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    In the fourth quarter of the Houston Texans' 25-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Colts right tackle Gosder Cherilus got caught punching Texans defensive end J.J. Watt apparently in the ribs. Today we learn he also was fined $7,875 for striking an oppon…
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  • Texans' Graham questionable, Posey out

    Texans' Graham questionable, Posey out

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips said earlier in the week that it wasn't looking good for tight end Garrett Graham to play on Sunday. Today, Phillips said after practice that Graham would be listed as questionable on the roster. Philli…
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  • Texans fans considered stable by Emory University study

    Texans fans considered stable by Emory University study

    chron.com Dec 20, 2013
    The Texans’ 2013 season has been anything but stable, but the fanbase is according to a study done by Emory University. Emory professors Michael Lewis and Manish Tripathi calculated positive and negative tweets to come up with their findings. Houston wa…
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  • Texans' turnaround is rare in NFL history

    Texans' turnaround is rare in NFL history

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    Houston has the rare distinction of being the only city that has been home to two teams that lost 12 games the season after winning 12 games. Only four teams in NFL history have accomplished the dubious feat. In addition to this year's Houston Texans, t…
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  • RTC: Texans' trainers named NFL's best

    RTC: Texans' trainers named NFL's best

    ESPN.com Dec 20, 2013
    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... The Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society named the Texans training staff, led by head trainer Geoff Kaplan, the best in the NFL, writes Amy Palcic of HoustonTexans.com. "I’m 32 years old, but I feel l…
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  • Wade Phillips casts doubt on Garrett Graham’s availability for …

    Wade Phillips casts doubt on Garrett Graham’s availability for Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Dec 20, 2013
    The Texans could be without tight end Garrett Graham for yet another week. Graham (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday, and coach Wade Phillips indicated the tight end’s availability for Sunday’s game vs. Denver was tenuous. “It’s similar to last we…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans 04:39

    'Playbook': Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans

    Dec 20
    The Denver Broncos have had a great season, but there are some major signs that this team is in trouble. See why the Broncos might need to lose one of their final two games in order to go to the Super Bowl.

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    Dec 20
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