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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 tShare Tweet
Winning turnover battle vital if Texans to beat Patriotsï»¿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 haveShare Tweet
A focus on Texans red zone efficiency and brain matterMany 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.…Share TweetArian 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 TShare Tweet
Texans' Brown didn't find column funnyESPN.com Jan 8, 2013Arian 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: “NotShare Tweet
Key matchups: Vince Wilfork vs. Ben JonesAs 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…Share TweetESPN.com Jan 8, 2013Reading 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 playersShare Tweet
Patriots heavily favored in divisional playoff matchupThe 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 paShare Tweet
Key to Houston Texans pulling off upset of New England PatriotsJan 8Solomon 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.
Blogger Blitz: Can Schaub Handle The Road?Jan 8AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky talks about the Texans' chances of beating the Patriots in New England
Boston Globe Writer Calls Out TexansJan 8Eric Mangini, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss how the Texans will react to being called fraudulent by Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy.