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Notes: Danieal Manning, Rick Dennison and more

Notes: Danieal Manning, Rick Dennison and more

chron.com Updated Jan 13, 2013
Johnson: ‘Have to keep fighting’ Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 95 yards in Sunday’s loss. “I feel bad, especially for the older guys, including myself, because you don’t get too many shots at this,” he said. “Me
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  • Watt says he wasn’t aiming for Patriots’ logo

    Watt says he wasn’t aiming for Patriots’ logo

    Before Sunday’s game against the Patriots, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt went to midfield, spit on the grass and wiped his shoe. It so happened that Watt spat on the Patriots’ logo, which caused a pregame stir. Watt didn’t think his actions warrant
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  • Third quarter changes momentum

    Third quarter changes momentum

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — For the last 3½ minutes of the first half Sunday, the Texans acted like the team that some people briefly thought might be in the NFL’s best this season. Mired in a hole against the most formidable of opponents, a team pursuing it
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  • Pats’ Wes Welker lets performance do talking

    Pats’ Wes Welker lets performance do talking

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    By Seth Lakso FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Speaking to a reporter Thursday, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips may have served up some accidental bulletin board-material in the direction of Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. “Ah, Welker’s not (Cincin
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  • McClain: Familiar problems lead to elimination

    McClain: Familiar problems lead to elimination

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The same problems that plagued the Texans over the last month of regular season — when they lost three of four games and blew home-field advantage — contributed mightily to Sunday’s 41-28 loss to New England. For the second con
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  • McNair: Texans need more depth to take next step

    McNair: Texans need more depth to take next step

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Brian Cushing felt helpless as he watched. The Texans were losing in the AFC divisional round again, and there was nothing he could do about it. There had been nothing he could do about anything they did for the past three months. So
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  • Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hur…

    Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt …

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt in the first quarter, the Patriots turned to their reserves and ripped the Texans 41-28. It is the Patriot Way, says Don Banks.
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  • Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamr…

    Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls Texans

    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
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  • Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj……

    Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj…

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adjusted, says Chris Burke, who weighs in on the Patriots' 41-28 win that set up a rematch with the Ravens in the AFC title game.
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  • Texans’ DeVier Posey suffers torn Achilles tendon

    Texans’ DeVier Posey suffers torn Achilles tendon

    Texans receiver DeVier Posey suffered a torn Achilles tendon injury in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. Posey went down in pain and had to be carted off the field, and he confirmed the diagnosis after the game. “It felt like I got shot. I’ve never fel
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  • During Patriots win, Brandon Spikes shows off his sweet dance m…

    During Patriots win, Brandon Spikes shows off his sweet dance moves (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    During the New England Patriots' divisional win over the Houston Texans, Owen Daniels was dropped for a one-yard loss. He dropped the ball, but the play was whistled dead before the fumble. It didn't matter to Brandon Spikes. He used the chance to plead…
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  • Texans hands are tied with Schaub in 2013

    Texans hands are tied with Schaub in 2013

    Though Texans quarterback Matt Schaub had a solid game on Sunday against the Patriots, plenty of his yards and both of his touchdown passes came after Houston had fallen into a 25-point hole.  Regardless, a season of high expectations ended with the Tex…
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  • Brady, Vereen help Patriots cruise by Texans

    Brady, Vereen help Patriots cruise by Texans

    Tom Brady became the winningest quarterback in postseason play, throwing for three touchdowns Sunday to beat Houston 41-28 and lift the New England Patriots into the AFC Championship Game.
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  • Harvey: Wait until next year … again

    Harvey: Wait until next year … again

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The good news … well there is no good news for the Texans. But if there were good news, it would be that the Texans play the New England Patriots at home in the 2013 regular season. There is always next season, for worse or worse.
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  • Super Bowl hopes almost gone; Texans trail 38-13

    Super Bowl hopes almost gone; Texans trail 38-13

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    The Texans' season-long push toward the Super Bowl is on the verge officially being erased.
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  • Pats push lead back to 11

    Pats push lead back to 11

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    Yep, the Texans should have deployed an onside kick to start the third quarter. Instead, they kicked away.  And Pro Bowler Matthew Slater returned it to the New England 31.  And the Patriots then drove 69 yards in seven plays, with Stevan Ridley capping
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  • Patriots keep piling on, lead Texans 24-13

    Patriots keep piling on, lead Texans 24-13

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    What break? New England took its opening third-quarter drive 69 yards in just 3 minutes, 30 seconds and quickly grabbed a 24-13 third-quarter lead against the Texans on Sunday during an AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Stevan Ridley’s 8-
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  • First-quarter analysis: Throw more to Johnson, Foster

    First-quarter analysis: Throw more to Johnson, Foster

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Texans should be leading this game, but they trailed 7-3 after the first quarter. They wasted Danieal Manning’s 94-yard return to the New England 12 on the opening kickoff. James Casey dropped a Matt Schaub pass. Then Schaub ov
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  • Photos: From Houston to Foxborough, Texans fans cheer on their …

    Photos: From Houston to Foxborough, Texans fans cheer on their team

    chron.com Jan 13, 2013
    Photos: From Houston to Foxborough, Texans fans cheer on their team
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  • Expected players on Texans’ inactive list

    Expected players on Texans’ inactive list

    chron.com yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, MA. - There were no surprises among the Texans’ inactives for today’s game against New England. Cornerback Roc Carmichael, cornerback Stanford Routt, linebacker Cameron Collins, guard Antoine Caldwell, offensive tackle Andrew Gardner, gu
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  • Jackets not prominent for Texans this time

    Jackets not prominent for Texans this time

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Five weeks ago, when the Texans got off their team busses here, they were all in new letterman jackets. It was a harmless gesture of team unity. Yeah, it’s a high-schoolish deal, but injecting a little high school-style spirit into
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  • Inactives for Texans-Patriots

    Inactives for Texans-Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The inactives for today's Texans-Patriots divisional round playoff game: Texans CB Roc Carmichael CB Stanford Routt ILB Cameron Collins G Antoine Caldwell T Andrew Gardner G Cody White NT Terrell McClain Patriots WR Matthew Slater S…
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  • Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Seattle at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. (FOX): Well, it's put up or shut up for the "Falcons stink in the playoffs" narrative. It really could not have shaken out any worse for them, though, as the white-hot Seattle Seahawks come into town. While Atlanta…
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  • On the Texans, Holliday and Jones

    On the Texans, Holliday and Jones

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    It’s awfully easy to look at the plays made by Trindon Holliday and Jacoby Jones in Saturday’s great Baltimore Ravens-Denver Broncos game and say the Houston Texans blew it. Both those guys belonged to Houston. Both those guys were cut by the Texans.
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  • Mayne Event: Pats-Texans newspaper feud

    Mayne Event: Pats-Texans newspaper feud

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Kenny Mayne examines the "heated" exchanged of blows between the hometown newspapers of the Patriots and Texans.
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  • Video - Texans Don't Matchup Against Patriots 03:06

    Texans Don't Matchup Against Patriots

    Jan 13
    James Walker and Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com on the Texans troubles this season against the Patriots.
  • Video - Patriots Headed Back To AFC Championship 01:14

    Patriots Headed Back To AFC Championship

    Jan 13
    Shane Vereen combines for three touchdowns and over 160 yards of offense as Patriots put away Texans and advance to their seventh AFC Championship under Bill Belichick.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Recap: Texans-Patriots 04:18

    Countdown Daily Recap: Texans-Patriots

    Jan 13
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 41-28 win over the Texans.
  • Video - GameDay: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights 08:44

    GameDay: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights

    Jan 13
    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots advance to the AFC Championship Game for the second consecutive year with a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans.

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    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
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    Jan 13
    It's Ravens vs. Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. How does the matchup shake out?
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    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
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    Jan 13
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.