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Texans embrace the role of underdog that they earned with their…

Texans embrace the role of underdog that they earned with their subpar play

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
The Texans enter the divisional round of the playoffs as decided underdogs to the Patriots.  And the Texans embrace that role. Which is a good thing, because they’ve earned that role. “Yeah, I love being the underdog. It’s my claim to fame,” defe
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  • No one’s questionable for the Patriots this week

    No one’s questionable for the Patriots this week

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Throughout the regular season, there was a regular Friday post wrapping up the final injury reports of the week. Frequent readers of that post will know that you could set your clock to the Patriots listing some large portion of their roster as question…
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  • Patriots healthy for matchup against Texans

    Patriots healthy for matchup against Texans

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    The New England Patriots made a massive overhaul to their injury report on Friday, removing 15 players who had been listed as limited in Thursday's session.
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  • Sunday divisional playoffs preview: Tom Brady will lead potent …

    Sunday divisional playoffs preview: Tom Brady will lead potent Patriots offense to AFC title game

    yahoo.com Jan 11, 2013
    Houston Texans at New England Patriots Sunday, January 13, 2013 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. The Houston Texans have the most wins in franchise history, won a second consecutive AFC South title and, after last week's 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Be…
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  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl match…

    Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
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  • Final Word: Texans at Patriots

    Final Word: Texans at Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday's Houston Texans-New England Patriots divisional-round playoff game at Gillette Stadium: Guarding against overconfidence: The New England Patriots are heavily favored against the Texans. New England trounced Housto…
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  • Contrary to reports, Wade Phillips did not insult Wes Welker

    Contrary to reports, Wade Phillips did not insult Wes Welker

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips did not say anything controversial or disrespectful when asked on Thursday about how Houston will cover Patriots receiver Wes Welker this weekend. But that didn’t stop Phillips’ comments from becoming a story
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch 02:05

    NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For Rematch

    Jan 11
    Episode 247: Merril Hoge breaks down the Texans-Patriots matchup. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback has the most difficult matchup against the opposing defense.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can the Houston Texans pull off an upset? 02:48

    'Playbook': Can the Houston Texans pull off an upset?

    Jan 11
    The "Playbook" gang breaks down the New England Patriots' playoff success at home and explains why even Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will have a hard time helping his team beat the Patriots.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots 03:09

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

    Jan 11
    Do the Houston Texans or New England Patriots need the running game more on Sunday? Our analysts take a look at both ground games and also discuss how Texans defensive end J.J. Watt impacts the defense.
  • Video - New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch on role: 'Whatever the team needs' 04:41

    New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch on role: 'Whatever the team needs'

    Jan 11
    New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch talks about his on again, off again relationship with the Patriots and what he brings to the offense heading into the playoffs.

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  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…
  • The Sports Guy make his divisional playoffs picks

    Jan 11
    Aaron Rodgers's quest for revenge highlights the Sports Guy's inbox while he makes his divisional weekend picks.