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Behind enemy lines: Ray Rice doubtful for matchup with Texans

Behind enemy lines: Ray Rice doubtful for matchup with Texans

chron.com profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 20, 2013
By Jeff Zrebiec – The Baltimore Sun After not practicing all week because of a left hip flexor strain, Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. A doubtful designation means that the player has a 25 …
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  • Behind enemy lines: Ravens rookie knows what’s in store with Te…

    Behind enemy lines: Ravens rookie knows what’s in store with Texans’ offense

    chron.com Sep 20, 2013
    By Aaron Wilson – The Baltimore Sun The education of Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam is approaching a pivotal early phase, a moment he intends to be ready for. The first-round draft pick already knows what’s heading his way Sunday against the Housto…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Linebacker for 49ers Is Arrested After Crash

    N.F.L. Roundup: Linebacker for 49ers Is Arrested After Crash

    nytimes.com Sep 20, 2013
    San Francisco’s Aldon Smith was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, after his truck was involved in an accident.
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  • Reed questionable, but will start if he plays

    Reed questionable, but will start if he plays

    HOUSTON – Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak made his strongest statement to date about Ed Reed's health Friday. “If Ed is ready to go, Ed would start, yes,” Kubiak said of the veteran safety, who's recovering from offseason hip surgery. Reed, left tackle…
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  • Special teams players put in extra work to fix kicking issues

    Special teams players put in extra work to fix kicking issues

    chron.com Sep 20, 2013
    Special teams coach Joe Marciano, punter/holder Shane Lechler and snapper Jon Weeks put in extra work with struggling kicker Randy Bullock this week. The Texans hope the increased detail turns around a disappointing 1-for-5 start on field-goal attempts …
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  • League changed mind on Battle hit

    League changed mind on Battle hit

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    The league’s first reaction to one of Sunday’s big hits was that the contact didn’t merit a fine. The league has since changed its mind. Titans tailback Jackie Battle rammed Texans safety Danieal Manning with the crown of Battle’s helmet. The elements w…
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  • Texans’ Arian Foster opens up about pay-for-play, calls NCAA bu…

    Texans’ Arian Foster opens up about pay-for-play, calls NCAA bullies

    Texans star running back Arian Foster said Friday the NCAA is a “bully” and has student-athletes “hoodwinked” into accepting a highly flawed system. Standing by recent comments he made in the film documentary, “Schooled: The Price of College Sports,” Fo…
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  • Basketball, interceptions and making of Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins

    Basketball, interceptions and making of Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins

    chron.com Sep 20, 2013
    They knew and believed. They just never thought it would happen this fast. Tommy Plumblee’s first lasting memory of DeAndre Hopkins: The Texans rookie wide receiver is a quiet, skinny 10th-grader at D.W. Daniel High School in Central, S.C. Yet Hopkins i…
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  • The Playbook: Previewing Ravens-Texans, Falcons-Dolphins, other…

    The Playbook: Previewing Ravens-Texans, Falcons-Dolphins, other Week 3 games

    CNNSI.com Sep 20, 2013
    Week 3 brings reunions and perhaps an AFC title game preview. Chris Burke and Doug Farrar break down all the action.
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  • McClain’s picks for Week 3: Will the Ravens hand the Texans the…

    McClain’s picks for Week 3: Will the Ravens hand the Texans their first loss?

    chron.com Sep 20, 2013
    Week 3 games Houston (2-0) minus-2 at Baltimore (1-1): Ravens 20-17 San Diego (1-1) plus-3 at Tennessee (1-1): Titans 21-19 Arizona (1-1) plus-7 at New Orleans (2-0): Saints 27-13 St. Louis (1-1) plus-4 at Dallas (1-1): Cowboys 23-20 Cleveland (0-2) plu…
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  • Rob Turner complains about J.J. Watt’s complaints about Turner

    Rob Turner complains about J.J. Watt’s complaints about Turner

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Here’s another reason why we wish the Titans and Texans would be resuming their rivalry before Week 17. Titans center Rob Turner has been fined for an illegal cut block on Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. But Turner is now complaining about the fact that…
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  • Week 3 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 3 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com Sep 20, 2013
    New Orleans could just as easily be 0-2 if it wasn’t for Rob Ryan’s revamped defense, but Carson Palmer has been relatively successful in past matchups against Ryan-coached defenses.
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens 06:45

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens

    Sep 20
    Can Houston QB Matt Schaub and the Texans offense withstand all the pressure they'll see from the Baltimore Ravens defense? The Playbook crew looks at the key battles.
  • Video - Houston Texans safety Ed Reed: 'I didn't want this to be my first game' 02:13

    Houston Texans safety Ed Reed: 'I didn't want this to be my first game'

    Sep 20
    Houston Texans safety Ed Reed talks about facing his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, in Week 3. Reed will be a game-time decision.
  • Video - Houston Texans safety Ed Reed returns to Baltimore 00:56

    Houston Texans safety Ed Reed returns to Baltimore

    Sep 20
    Houston Texans safety Ed Reed is questionable for Sundays game against his former team the Baltimore Ravens. Kimberly Jones discusses what some of the Raven players think about their former teammate Ed Reed suiting up on Sunday.

Sports Columnists

  • Welcome the Spotlight

    Sep 20
    Chris Clark will go from observer to integral very quickly. (Bob Leverone/AP) You’re Chris Clark. You’re 27 years old, and you may have trouble sleeping Sunday night. You’re starting your first game at left tackle this weekend. Your only significant reg…
  • Da Funny Man, Da Bears

    Sep 20
    Jeff Garlin is one of the stars of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the upcoming ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs.’ (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, So…
  • Don Banks: Eagles give Reid his big night in Philly as Chiefs remain undef…

    Sep 20
    That was really a nice touch by the Eagles. Making Andy Reid feel right at home like that.
  • Bill Simmons breaks down the Richardson trade and makes Week 3 picks

    Sep 20
    The Sports Guy applauds the Browns and Colts for acting like NBA teams and makes Week 3 picks.