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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Thoughts on the Houston Texans' 23-17 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium Monday night. What it means: The Texans withstood a tough challenge on the road, lost star linebacker Brian Cushing to a knee injury, and held o…Share Tweet
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing left Monday night's game against the Jets with a left knee injury.Share Tweetjacksonville.com Oct 8, 2012When the Indianapolis Colts fell to 4-6 in 2001, then-coach Jim Mora came up with a memorable sound bite when he was asked about the team’s playoff chances. “Ah - playoffs? Don’t talk about - playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we caShare TweetGreen Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson will miss next weekend's game against the Houston Texans due to a foot injury, coach Mike McCarthy announced Monday.Share TweetOn Sunday, a report emerged that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs could be back from a partially torn Achilles tendon by October 21, when Baltimore is scheduled to play the Texans in Houston. On Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported that Sug…Share Tweet
Bruce Arians: I threw the red flag knowing I couldn’t challengeBruce Arians won his first game as the Colts’ interim head coach on Sunday, but in the process he appeared at one point to make a rookie mistake: He picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for throwing the challenge flag on a play when the PackersShare TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Mike Munchak says quarterback Jake Locker will miss his second straight game with an injured left shoulder Thursday night when the Titans play the Pittsburgh Steelers.Share TweetThe Houston Texans will not have backup running back Ben Tate for Monday night's game against the New York Jets. Tate, who has 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns with nine receptions for 48 yards in four games this season, was listed as "questiona…Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Build A Playground In Your Headdeadspin.com Oct 8, 2012Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Sean's here later to keep you on top of things while you watch Yankees-Orioles or Texans-Jets. Click here if you feel like yakking about baseball. More »Share TweetAs the Colts try to move above .500, they’ll be doing it without starting guard Seth Olsen, at least for the next eight weeks. Olsen has been placed on injured reserve, with the designation to possibly return. He started the team’s first three games,Share TweetBears rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery didn’t believe his hand injury was significant. Define “significant.” Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com reports that Jeffery suffered a fracture in his right hand in Sunday’s 41-3 win over the Jaguars. Per theShare TweetThe Titans have a quick turnaround for their Thursday nighter against the Steelers and it is going to be too quick for them to get quarterback Jake Locker back in the lineup. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean passes along word from Titans coach Mike Munchak t…Share TweetWhat I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Indianapolis Colts this afternoon. Building teams find moments that are cornerstones and touchstones. We found an enormous one of those Sunday, coming back against the Packers for an improbable wiShare Tweet
What I think the Titans should be thinkingWhat I think they’re thinking (or should be) at the headquarters of the Tennessee Titans this afternoon. We’re not holding up our end of the bargain, for sure. But are the coaches holding up theirs? Everyone connected to the offensive line and blockinShare TweetWhat I think they’re thinking (or should be) at the headquarters of the Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon… What’s the end game here? Sure, Mike Mularkey is in his first year. But there isn’t enough progress and the general manager who hired him,Share Tweet
Bears fan has throat slashed in Jacksonville barCNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a Chicago Bears fan who came to Jacksonville for the Bears-Jaguars football game had his throat slashed inside a bar.Share Tweet
Adrian Peterson has a mild ankle sprainThe last thing the Vikings need right now is for something to happen to upset the apple cart they’ve ridden to a 4-1 start. A bad outcome on what happened to Adrian Peterson on the second play of Sunday’s win over the Titans, for example. “The seconShare Tweet
CJ can't run outside, Titans can't tackleInteresting stuff from ESPN Stats & Information out of the Titans' blowout loss at Minnesota. From 2008 to 2011, Chris Johnson had four games in which he rushed for negative yards outside the tackles. He’s had three already this year. Yards per game outShare TweetYesterday’s ref-shoving meltdown will cost Harrison Smith, but only in dollars, not games. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Smith will be fined but not suspended, after he was ejected from the Vikings’ decisive win over the Titans. Smith earned a 15-yaShare TweetJacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said he does not plan to bench quarterback Blaine Gabbert after a poor performance that led to the Jaguars falling to 1-4 with a 41-3 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.Share TweetSteelers safety Troy Polamalu has already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Titans after re-aggravating his right calf injury during Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed at his press conference today that PolamaShare TweetThe Jaguars have struggled to find sacks this season, and things were no different Sunday against the Bears. Even so, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker wasn’t inclined to send extra rushers at Jay Cutler, and with good cause. It didn’t work well when tShare Tweet
PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at SundayWhat was the most memorable takeaway from Sunday’s action? Was it Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass? A second straight dominant performance by the 49ers? The Colts coming back from 18 points down onShare TweetThe Colts’ stunning 30-27 win over the Packers has plenty of story lines. Leave it to Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports to dig up a new one. Silver reports that receiver Reggie Wayne, who generated a career-high 212 receiving yards on Sunday, overcame “sShare Tweet
The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle Tonightdeadspin.com Oct 8, 2012It's been reported that as of Friday, the Jets had 12,000 tickets remaining unsold for tonight's game against the Texans. It's understandable. MetLife Stadium is a remarkably joyless place to watch your team lose 59-6. But there have been no whispers of…Share Tweet
RTC: Jaguars, Titans absolutely ineptReading the coverage ... Houston Texans The Texans are looking forward to showing off to a national TV audience tonight on "Monday Night Football" against the Jets at Met Life Stadium, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. Big questions…Share TweetYou know that 13-play touchdown-scoring drive you saw at the end of the Colts’ win over the Packers on Sunday? That’s what a franchise quarterback is supposed to look like. Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick who had the biggest pair of shoes to fillShare Tweet
Kris Jenkins vs. Chris Myers: The Knockdown Revisitednytimes.com Oct 8, 2012The Jets will have to win the battles on the line of scrimmage against the powerful Texans, as they once did.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012The Colts sure made Chuck Pagano proud on Sunday. Don Banks examines Indy's 30-27 stunning upset of Green Bay, RG3's inevitably injury, an ugly week for quarterbacks and more.Share Tweet
Texans Lead After 3rd QuarterOct 8Tune to ESPN for live action.
Benson Will Miss Next Week's GameOct 8Packers RB Cedric Benson to miss Week 6 against the Texans after foot injury in loss to Colts.
Jets, Texans Tied After 1st QuarterOct 8Tune to ESPN for live action.
'Coaches Show': Arians needs balanceOct 8How do the Colts avoid a letdown following their emotional win? Brian Billick, Dennis Green and Steve Mariucci discuss the tough task that interim head coach Bruce Arians has ahead of him.