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Colts’ Wayne doesn’t think team should rest starters against Te…

Colts’ Wayne doesn’t think team should rest starters against Texans

chron.com Updated Dec 24, 2012
The Colts are locked in as the No. 5 seed for the AFC playoffs while the Texans are still shooting for the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. So the question is will the Colts rest their starters for Sunday’s game against Houst
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  • Will familiarity help Luck or Texans?

    Will familiarity help Luck or Texans?

    chron.com Dec 24, 2012
    Running back Arian Foster and outside linebacker Brooks Reed are expected to start at Indianapolis. Foster left the game with an irregular heartbeat. The doctors told coach Gary Kubiak he could have returned to the game, but Kubiak kept him out as a pre…
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  • What I think the Texans are thinking

    What I think the Texans are thinking

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    What I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Houston Texans this afternoon… How many teams make it through a season without an unexpected loss? Denver doesn’t have one. New England lost to Arizona. Baltimore lost to Philadelphia. We lost
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  • Antoine Winfield fractured hand Sunday, will try to play this w…

    Antoine Winfield fractured hand Sunday, will try to play this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Vikings have already said that running back Adrian Peterson will play through any abdominal problems this week and cornerback Antoine Winfield is also going to try to power through injury. Winfield hurt his hand in Sunday’s victory over the Texans,
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  • Texans' biggest issue: Third down

    Texans' biggest issue: Third down

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Houston Texans have plenty of concerns after losing two of three. They need a win Sunday in Indianapolis to grab the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. If they lose, they may wind up playing a first-round game. Foremost on Gary Kubiak’s mind is problem
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  • Arian Foster, Brooks Reed expected to play against Colts

    Arian Foster, Brooks Reed expected to play against Colts

    chron.com yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    Texans running back Arian Foster (irregular heartbeat) and outside linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), both of whom left the Minnesota game, should be able to play against the Colts. Foster underwent more tests today as a precaution. “The tests on Arian loo
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  • Playoff seeding scenarios for the Texans

    Playoff seeding scenarios for the Texans

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    From ESPN Stats & Info, here are all the scenarios for the Texans on Sunday: No. 1 seed TEXANS: HOU win OR DEN loss + NE loss No. 2 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE loss OR HOU loss + DEN loss + NE win No. 3 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE win
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  • Kubiak: ‘We’ve got a lot of mistakes to fix’

    Kubiak: ‘We’ve got a lot of mistakes to fix’

    chron.com Dec 24, 2012
    Naturally, Gary Kubiak was not a happy coach today when he met the media for his regular Monday news conference. Kubiak was critical of his offense, including his play calling, in the 23-6 loss to Minnesota that prevented the Texans from earning home-fi…
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  • RTC: Texans 'inexcusable'; Colts 'improbable'

    RTC: Texans 'inexcusable'; Colts 'improbable'

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    Reading the coverage… Houston Texans “For a veteran team to come out flat without a sense of urgency when it has a chance to earn home-field advantage is inexcusable,” writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. To which I say: They can make this
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  • Slideshow: AFC South Week 16 fan photos

    Slideshow: AFC South Week 16 fan photos

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    The AFC South had just one happy team and one happy fan base Sunday. The Colts won in Kansas City and celebrated a playoff berth. The Texans and Jaguars lost at home, the Titans lost in Green Bay. Still, you went to games and at least had some fun. And …
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  • NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    With 11 NFL games played simultaneously early Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen big ones with playoff implications. The Vikings pounded the Texans. The Bengals snatched the final AFC playoff spot away from the Steelers. The Redskins held on to b…
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  • Frazier says Peterson will play

    Frazier says Peterson will play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice time in the days preceding Sunday’s win over the Texans with a groin/abdomen injury.  After the game, coach Leslie Frazier said that Peterson was held out of the game late because of an abdomen probl
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  • Video - Houston, we have a problem? 02:59

    Houston, we have a problem?

    Dec 24
    How much concern is there with the Houston Texans after their dismal performance vs. the Minnesota Vikings? John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the latest on the team's current condition.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 16 03:31

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 16

    Dec 24
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - GameDay: Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans 02:51

    GameDay: Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans

    Dec 24
    The Minnesota Vikings keep their playoff hopes alive as they travel to Houston and upset the Texans 23-6.

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  • Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are coming

    Dec 24
    While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.