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Texans need to throw into the end zone

Texans need to throw into the end zone

ESPN.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
The first two questions Gary Kubiak fielded at his Monday news conference were about the team’s red zone offense. In each answer, he mentioned checking the ball down. First: "We had a lot of second-and-nines down there from that standpoint, but we got t
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  • Winning turnover battle vital if Texans to beat Patriots

    Winning turnover battle vital if Texans to beat Patriots

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    Ask Gary Kubiak what the Texans absolutely must do to beat the New England Patriots on Sunday, and he’s answering almost before the question is finished. “The most important thing,” Kubiak said, “is to win the turnover battle.” There you have
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  • A focus on Texans red zone efficiency and brain matter

    A focus on Texans red zone efficiency and brain matter

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    Many things looked right about about the Bengals-Texans game that did not look right in previous games: Fat time of possession at 38:49. Dominant defense. 420 net yards of offense. 13 passing first downs, 8 rushing first downs. No missed field goals. M.…
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  • Foster sides against Rockets on Twitter

    Foster sides against Rockets on Twitter

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    Arian Foster’s place is secure as a fan favorite in Houston. But when it comes to basketball, the three-time Pro Bowl selection pledged his loyalty to his West-Coast roots. The Texans’ running back is often spotted courtside for Rockets games at the T
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  • Texans' Brown didn't find column funny

    Texans' Brown didn't find column funny

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Arian Foster put up the lead of Dan Shaughnessy’s recent Boston Globe column as his Twitter avatar. When a follower asked if he felt disrespected by the piece that called the Texans a layup and tomato cans for Patriots on Sunday, Foster replied: “Not
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  • Key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben Jones

    Key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben Jones

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    As we get ready for Texans-Patriots Part 2 on Sunday in Foxborough, the Chronicle will take a daily look at some of the key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben Jones Only Tom Brady has been with the Patriots longer than Vince Wilfork, that big mass in the m…
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  • RTC: Arians recovered, ready to interview

    RTC: Arians recovered, ready to interview

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans “The Texans' red zone offense has plummeted from prolific to pathetic over the last four games,” says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. I’ve got some thoughts on this topic coming in a bit. Houston players
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  • Patriots heavily favored in divisional playoff matchup

    Patriots heavily favored in divisional playoff matchup

    chron.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Texans lost 42-14 at New England on Dec. 10. No wonder they’re 9½-point underdogs Sunday against the Patriots. “There’s no excuses for what took place,” coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. “You have to give them all the credit. We battled the pa
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  • Video - Key to Houston Texans pulling off upset of New England Patriots 02:29

    Key to Houston Texans pulling off upset of New England Patriots

    Jan 8
    Solomon Wilcots and Charley Casserly weigh in on how the Houston Texans can pull off the upset of the New England Patriots in their divisional round matchup.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Can Schaub Handle The Road? 00:56

    Blogger Blitz: Can Schaub Handle The Road?

    Jan 8
    AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky talks about the Texans' chances of beating the Patriots in New England
  • Video - Boston Globe Writer Calls Out Texans 06:41

    Boston Globe Writer Calls Out Texans

    Jan 8
    Eric Mangini, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss how the Texans will react to being called fraudulent by Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • NFL playoffs 2013 - Peyton Manning's next move

    Jan 8
    Peyton Manning has had one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame career, but he needs to find the right reason to keep playing.
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE Tyler Eifert will forgo senior season for NFL…

    Jan 8
    Notre Dame junior tight end Tyler Eifert said Monday night after the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama that he would enter April's NFL draft.