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Texans guide to the game against the Bengals

Texans guide to the game against the Bengals

chron.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
1. Why should fans have any confidence in the Texans after they lost the last two games to Minnesota and Indianapolis to blow home-field advantage throughout the playoffs? Well, uh, ah, um, let’s see. The playoffs represent a new season. Every team has
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  • Finally, Schaub ready for his first playoff game

    Finally, Schaub ready for his first playoff game

    chron.com Jan 4, 2013
    A year ago, he watched from the sideline. Matt Schaub was the starting quarterback for the Texans, but a Lisfranc foot injury ended his season after the Texans’ 10th game. So when the Texans played in the first playoff game in franchise history, Schaub
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  • Texans hope other receivers will play catch-up

    Texans hope other receivers will play catch-up

    chron.com Jan 4, 2013
    One reason quarterback Matt Schaub has thrown only one touchdown pass in the last four games is only one receiver is catching the ball consistently. The Texans ended the regular season with three losses in four games. During that stretch, only Andre Joh…
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  • Foster at his best when Texans need him the most

    Foster at his best when Texans need him the most

    chron.com Jan 4, 2013
    On Thursday, Texans coach Gary Kubiak reflected on Arian Foster’s ability to elevate his play in big moments. “I think the thing I respect the most about Arian, it looks like the bigger the moment, the better he runs,” Kubiak said. “And that’s a
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  • And Now, Donté Stallworth Blowing The Lid Off An H1N1 Vaccine …

    And Now, Donté Stallworth Blowing The Lid Off An H1N1 Vaccine Conspiracy

    deadspin.com Jan 4, 2013
    Donté Stallworth hasn't seen much playing time with the Patriots this year. He's only played in one game, and his 63-yard touchdown reception against the Texans marks the only time he's gotten his hands on the ball. This doesn't mean that Stallworth ha…
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  • Texans place Tim Dobbins on injured reserve

    Texans place Tim Dobbins on injured reserve

    Today the Texans placed yet another inside linebacker on injured reserve. Tim Dobbins began starting after Brian Cushing tore his ACL, and later shared duties with Darryl Sharpton, who started the season on the physically unable to perform list and is n…
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  • Christian Ponder, Antoine Winfield headline wild-card weekend’s…

    Christian Ponder, Antoine Winfield headline wild-card weekend’s injury reports

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Cincinnati Bengals will likely be without starting strong safety Chris Crocker for Saturday afternoon's Wild Card Playoffs game against the Houston Texans. Crocker did not practice on Thursday or Friday and is listed as "doubtful" on the i…
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  • Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers…

    Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers advance

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    As he did last year for the playoffs, NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend Joe Namath will join Yahoo! Sports and the Shutdown Corner Blog during the playoffs to break down the key games, players and moments each weekend. Make sure you like the Of…
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  • Crocker doubtful, Green-Ellis probable for Saturday

    Crocker doubtful, Green-Ellis probable for Saturday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Bengals have released their final injury report for the week and it looks like they are going to be down a starting safety. Chris Crocker missed practice all week and he’s been listed as doubtful for the Wild Card game against the Texans thanks to a
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  • John McClain’s picks for the wild-card playoffs: Texans will bo…

    John McClain’s picks for the wild-card playoffs: Texans will bounce Bengals from postseason again

    chron.com Jan 4, 2013
    Wild-card round Cincinnati (10-6) plus-4½ at Houston (12-4), Texans 23-20 Minnesota (10-6) plus-7½ at Green Bay (11-5), Packers 24-20 Indianapolis (11-5) plus-7 at Baltimore (10-6), Ravens 20-16 Seattle (11-5) minus-3 at Washington (10-6), Redskins 19-1
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  • RTC: Ross newest Jaguars GM candidate

    RTC: Ross newest Jaguars GM candidate

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Reading the coverage ... A ranking of offensive line performance for the entire league, from Phil Gaskin of The Pulling Lineman. Houston Texans The Texans are counting on Reliant Stadium to provide a big advantage for them Saturday, says John McClain of…
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  • No matter what happens Saturday, fans should be proud of the Te…

    No matter what happens Saturday, fans should be proud of the Texans

    chron.com Jan 4, 2013
    Join us for our Playoff party this Saturday!! When: Saturday, January 5th at 3:00 pm Where: American Legion Hall 3720 Alba Rd Houston, Texas 77018 Website: Free food and cheap drinks!! Hope to see as many of you as we can cram into the place!! • • •
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  • Reliant needs energy peak from everyone

    Reliant needs energy peak from everyone

    chron.com Jan 4, 2013
    Receiver Andre Johnson has a request as the Texans approach Saturday afternoon’s playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson wants Reliant Stadium to be rockin’ the way it was during last season’s 31-10 victory over the Bengals in the wild-
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  • Video - 2012: Best of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt 01:53

    2012: Best of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt

    Jan 4
    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt flirted with history in 2012. Relive his epic season as he leads the Texans to their second consecutive AFC South title.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend 04:55

    NFL Kickoff OT: Wild Card Weekend

    Jan 4
    NFL Live OT previews this weekends' NFL playoff games.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can the Texans catch fire? 03:32

    'Playbook': Can the Texans catch fire?

    Jan 4
    Can the Houston Texans overcome their recent struggles and gain momentum when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals? The "NFL Playbook" crew gives their answers.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Bengals vs. Texans preview 05:03

    'Playbook': Bengals vs. Texans preview

    Jan 4
    Will J.J. Watt's MVP-like presence be enough to help lead the Houston Texans to a wild-card victory over the high-powered Cincinnati Bengals offense? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks down the matchup.

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  • Georgia Bulldogs' Jarvis Jones declares for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia will enter the NFL draft.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • LSU Tigers' All-American Eric Reid also bolting for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    LSU All-American safety Eric Reid has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, he announced Friday through a school news release.
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: