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Texans’ offense lacking in big plays

Texans’ offense lacking in big plays

chron.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
The Texans’ grand design is to be known for their physical prowess, not their pyrotechnical displays. They’re grinders by nature, taking considerable pride in their clock-gobbling, defense-preserving approach to offense. A softly stated Texans goal be
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  • Chat wrap: What benefits the Texans?

    Chat wrap: What benefits the Texans?

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Clint (Houston): In the past few years, teams which have gained the 1st seed have not [fared] well in their quest for a Super Bowl. Obviously home field advantage is a big deal, but do you think that a loss to the Colts and the loss of a 1st seed could …
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  • Sunday could be Freeney's Indy swan song

    Sunday could be Freeney's Indy swan song

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Dwight Freeney's been a stalwart of the Colts for 11 years, recording 106.5 sacks. But Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium could be his home finale wearing a horseshoe on his helmet. He’s making a $14 million base sa
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  • Arian Foster Back on the Practice Field for the Texans

    Arian Foster Back on the Practice Field for the Texans

    texansgab.com Dec 27, 2012
    Texans running back Arian Foster, who left Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with an illness that was later determined to be an irregular heartbeat, was back at practice Wednesday. “Arian’s fine,” coach Gary Kubiak told the team’s official website. â
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  • Which Texans deserved their Pro Bowl nods and which ones got re…

    Which Texans deserved their Pro Bowl nods and which ones got reputation votes

    chron.com Dec 27, 2012
    The votes are in and the Texans received a whopping 8 nods for the Pro Bowl.  While this season will top last season in terms of the team’s overall record, I think we can all agree that other than J.J. Watt and Andre Johnson, it doesn’t appear tha...
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  • Owen Daniels misses practice but expected to play

    Owen Daniels misses practice but expected to play

    chron.com Dec 27, 2012
    Texans tight end Owen Daniels was held out of practice Thursday after experiencing hamstring tightness coming out of the Minnesota game. But coach Gary Kubiak said he expects Daniels to play against the Colts Sunday, although he might be limited. Backup…
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  • AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…
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  • AFC South wrap: The division in 2012

    AFC South wrap: The division in 2012

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Five things to know and my all-division team. Division MVP: J.J. Watt, defensive end, Houston Texans. I’ve never seen someone so disruptive up front. The guy’s got the complete package. He’s incredibly instinctive, knowing when to stop rushing and p
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  • Wayne Considered Playing for Texans This Past Offseason

    Wayne Considered Playing for Texans This Past Offseason

    texansgab.com Dec 27, 2012
    To a lot of outsiders, Reggie Wayne’s decision to return to Indianapolis looked like one that would lead the 34-year-old receiver to embark on a rebuilding project with the team that drafted him. When Wayne was making that decision, Texans receiver Andr
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  • Let's discuss the division in a chat

    Let's discuss the division in a chat

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Chat day has arrived. The finales for the Jaguars and Titans have mercifully arrived. The Texans are preparing for a trip to Indianapolis, seeking their first win in the city to regain their balance and clinch the No. 1 seed. It's a gigantic game. And m…
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  • RTC: Texans' identity in question?

    RTC: Texans' identity in question?

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Reading the coverage … Houston Texans “The Texans’ identity is much in question after two losses in the last three games, when they’ve hardly been the team that produced an AFC-high eight Pro Bowlers,” writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chroni
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  • Video - Chuck Pagano One-On-One 01:21

    Chuck Pagano One-On-One

    Dec 27
    For the full conversation with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, watch Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:21

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 27
    NFL experts break down who wins battle for NFC East, key for Texans against Colts, and what's more impressive: Adrian Peterson breaking record or Vikings making playoffs.
  • Video - Biggest concern for Texans? 01:14

    Biggest concern for Texans?

    Dec 27
    After losing two of their last three games, should the Houston Texans be concerned with playoffs coming up?
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Better Seed For Broncos 03:55

    NFL Live OT: Better Seed For Broncos

    Dec 27
    Mark Schlereth and Jason Taylor discuss whether the Broncos would be better off as the 2-seed than the 1-seed.

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