This is the December 22, 2013 news archive. View today's Texans rumors and news.
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 …Share Tweet
Mays comes up empty against former teamTexans 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…Share TweetNot 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…Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
Injury-depleted Texans don’t resemble a once familiar offenseive powerJonathan 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…Share Tweet
Manning’s late antics too much for Texans to handlePeyton 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…Share TweetMatt 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…Share Tweet
Peyton Manning rewrites TD pass record with fourth-quarter flurryBy 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. …Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
John McClain’s Week 16 grades for Texans’ loss to BroncosTEXANS 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…Share Tweet
Five questions entering today’s Texans-Broncos matchup1. 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…Share Tweet
Texans-Broncos: Players to watchRyan 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 …Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Broncos-Texans RecapDec 22Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Broncos' Week 16 win over the Texans.
Texans postgame press conferenceDec 22Texans react following game with Broncos
Peyton Sets TD Mark As Broncos Clinch AFC WestDec 22Peyton 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.
Week 16: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans highlightsDec 22Denver 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.