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Another 100-catch season for Johnson doesn’t ease the pain of l…

Another 100-catch season for Johnson doesn’t ease the pain of losing

chron.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 22, 2013
Andre Johnson, despite the Texans’ historic struggles this season, has continued to put up numbers that have him on track for election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Johnson had four catches on Sunday, giving him 103 for the season. He tied Denver …
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  • Mays comes up empty against former team

    Mays comes up empty against former team

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    Texans inside linebacker Joe Mays had three tackles against his former team, the Denver Broncos. Mays played the previous three seasons in Denver, logging a career-high 67 unassisted tackles in 2011. He signed with the Texans as a free agent early in tr…
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  • 2013 Texans post worst home record in franchise history

    2013 Texans post worst home record in franchise history

    chron.com ESPN.com Dec 22, 2013
    Not only are the Texans 2-13 going into the last game at Tennessee, but they finished 1-7 at Reliant Stadium — the worst home record in franchise history. The last season that was worse in Houston football history was the 1973 Oilers, who were winless p…
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  • Injuries put Texans in bad matchup situations

    Injuries put Texans in bad matchup situations

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    The Texans lost cornerback Johnathan Joseph with a foot injury in the first half. Later, they lost their top-two running backs in Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim. “He’s our best corner, and it, obviously, hurt us,” interim coach Wade Phillips said. “Any k…
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  • Injury-depleted Texans don’t resemble a once familiar offenseiv…

    Injury-depleted Texans don’t resemble a once familiar offenseive power

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    Jonathan Grimes, Brad Smelley, Deji Karim: a.k.a. the 2013 Texans’ offense. Wait, who? Injuries are one thing. Attrition is another. But relying on fullbacks as tight ends, fourth-string running backs as end-of-game carriers and preseason roster cuts as…
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  • Manning’s late antics too much for Texans to handle

    Manning’s late antics too much for Texans to handle

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    Peyton Manning effortlessly shoved the home team’s defense 355 yards backward during the first half Sunday, but he managed only a single touchdown pass to show for that back-and-forth. Despite the 12-game losing streak the Texans carried on their sore s…
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  • Schaub’s future hanging in the balance after another poor perfo…

    Schaub’s future hanging in the balance after another poor performance

    chron.com ESPN.com Dec 22, 2013
    Matt Schaub spent 14 weeks in denial. When his 10-year career was suddenly in limbo and the Texans decided a former undrafted rookie was a better option to save their sinking season than a 2012 Pro Bowl quarterback, Schaub initially ignored reality, sti…
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  • Peyton Manning rewrites TD pass record with fourth-quarter flur…

    Peyton Manning rewrites TD pass record with fourth-quarter flurry

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    By Evan Drellich Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s record-setting day only made the contrast between the Texans and competency sharper. While the Texans dropped their 13th straight game, the Broncos clinched the AFC West for a third straight season. …
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  • Report: Broncos fear Von Miller has a torn ACL

    Report: Broncos fear Von Miller has a torn ACL

    The Broncos clinched the AFC West title Sunday, but they may have lost something even more important. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos fear outside linebacker Von Miller suffered an ACL injury in Sunday’s win over the Texans, thoug…
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  • John McClain’s Week 16 grades for Texans’ loss to Broncos

    John McClain’s Week 16 grades for Texans’ loss to Broncos

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    TEXANS OVERALL GRADE FOR BRONCOS F-plus. The injury-riddled offense produced one touchdown. The defense allowed 511 yards, fourth-most in franchise history, as well as four Peyton Manning touchdown passes. It all added up to a 13th consecutive defeat fo…
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  • Five questions entering today’s Texans-Broncos matchup

    Five questions entering today’s Texans-Broncos matchup

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    1. Will the fans boo quarterback Matt Schaub now that he’s replacing the injured Case Keenum? Schaub has received unfair treatment. Booing him is fine because it’s the fans’ prerogative to take out their frustrations on the quarterback. But cheering whe…
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  • Texans-Broncos: Players to watch

    Texans-Broncos: Players to watch

    chron.com Dec 22, 2013
    Ryan Griffin, tight end The rookie sixth-round pick is getting a second consecutive start because of Garrett Graham’s injury. Griffin led the team with six catches for 62 yards against the Colts. At 6-6, he’s an inviting target, especially on routes in …
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Broncos-Texans Recap 02:13

    Sunday Blitz: Broncos-Texans Recap

    Dec 22
    Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Broncos' Week 16 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Texans postgame press conference 02:01

    Texans postgame press conference

    Dec 22
    Texans react following game with Broncos
  • Video - Peyton Sets TD Mark As Broncos Clinch AFC West 00:47

    Peyton Sets TD Mark As Broncos Clinch AFC West

    Dec 22
    Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes to break Tom Brady's single-season TD record of 50 in the Broncos' 37-13 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Week 16: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans highlights 03:05

    Week 16: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans highlights

    Dec 22
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning secures his spot in history with the most touchdown passes in a season, throwing four to bring his total to 51 in a 37-13 win against the Houston Texans.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ravens in unfamiliar territory after worst home loss in history

    Dec 22
    BALTIMORE -- For most of the dreary afternoon and evening on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens appeared out of sync and unsure of themselves against the New England Patriots. But when the rout was over, and the humbling 41-7 loss was …
  • Don Banks: Tony Romo's late heroics set up another winner-take-all showdow…

    Dec 22
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a fairly frantic Week 16 in the NFL. ...
  • Clayton: Contenders can't afford to rest

    Dec 22
    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.