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Texans knock out Cutler, shut down Bears

Texans knock out Cutler, shut down Bears

Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, and the Texans intercepted Jay Cutler twice before knocking him out of the game with a concussion on their way to a 13-6 victory over the Bears on Sunday night.
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  • Texans outlast Bears in rain

    Texans outlast Bears in rain

    Arian Foster caught a touchdown pass and the Texans won a 13-6 defensive struggle in heavy rain and wind vs. the Bears, who lost quarterback Jay Cutler at halftime to a concussion.
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  • Arian Foster stakes Texans to halftime lead

    Arian Foster stakes Texans to halftime lead

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    It took them a moment, but the Texans figured out that when the conditions are bad, and it’s hard to throw the ball, maybe you should do something different. Brilliant, I know. With Arian Foster carrying the load, the Texans have plodded out to a 10-3 l
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  • Don Banks: Giants in the midst of another stagnant second half;…

    Don Banks: Giants in the midst of another stagnant second half; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Nov 11, 2012
    The Giants know how to get themselves out of their November slumps, and they'll have to do it again this year, says Don Banks, who goes around the league in his Snap Judgments.
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  • Owen Daniels inactive for Texans

    Owen Daniels inactive for Texans

    The Texans will head into their matchup with the 7-1 Bears on Sunday night without one of Matt Schaub’s favorite targets. Tight end Owen Daniels will not play as a result of the hip injury that bothered him all week. Daniels missed practice on Wednesday
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  • Lions-Vikings: Full of surprises

    Lions-Vikings: Full of surprises

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS -- When you spend enough time around the NFL, you realize there is an inverse proportion between what you think you know and what you actually know. I'd like a show of hands from those people who genuinely were convinced, without emotion or …
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  • Adrian Peterson, Jarius Wright help keep Vikings alive in NFC p…

    Adrian Peterson, Jarius Wright help keep Vikings alive in NFC playoff race

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    After opening up the season with a 4-1 record, the Minnesota Vikings had lost three of their last four games entering Sunday's game against the NFC North rival Detroit Lions. Playing without an injured Percy Harvin, the team's most versatile offensive w…
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  • Bill Belichick Cares Not For Your Lousy Officiating: Your Sunda…

    Bill Belichick Cares Not For Your Lousy Officiating: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Nov 11, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from Bill Belichick emphatically challenging the officials to A.J. Green exploiting New York's defensive holes. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Lions: 'It's gut-check time here'

    Lions: 'It's gut-check time here'

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Schwartz straddled the line between reality and expectations Sunday afternoon. Based on his clipped answers to most questions, it was clear the Detroit Lions' coach was pretty ticked after watching his team trail throughout a 34-24 lo…
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  • Countdown Live: Texans-Bears

    Countdown Live: Texans-Bears

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the game of the week as the Houston Texans take on the Chicago Bears. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Texans-Bears
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  • Peterson trucks to 171 yards, TD as Vikings roll

    Peterson trucks to 171 yards, TD as Vikings roll

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    Adrian Peterson raced 61 yards for the game-sealing touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, padding his NFL rushing lead with 171 yards on 27 carries for the Minnesota Vikings in a 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
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  • Vikings finish off the Lions

    Vikings finish off the Lions

    We can pretty much forget about Detroit making a return to the playoffs, as the Vikings outplayed the Lions for four quarters on Sunday and put together an impressive 34-24 win. The Lions got off to one of their usual slow starts, and this time they wer…
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  • Lions DE Avril leaves with possible concussion

    Lions DE Avril leaves with possible concussion

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 11, 2012
    Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril left the game against Minnesota in the third quarter with a head injury.
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  • Rapid Reaction: Vikings 34, Lions 24

    Rapid Reaction: Vikings 34, Lions 24

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts on Sunday's events at the Metrodome: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with an improbably productive offensive effort while leading receiver Percy Harvin was sidelined. The Vikings are 6-…
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  • Windy conditions expected at Soldier Field

    Windy conditions expected at Soldier Field

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As we discussed Friday, I'll be working Sunday from the Metrodome, where the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings will kick off at 1 p.m. ET. That means I won't be at Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears' showdown with the Houston Texans, a…
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  • Video - GameDay: Texans vs. Bears highlights 02:54

    GameDay: Texans vs. Bears highlights

    Nov 11
    The Houston Texans defense forces four turnovers, while RB Arian Foster rushes for over 100 yards and catches a touchdown pass in a 13-6 victory over the Chicago Bears.
  • Video - Houston Texans, Chicago Bears combine for six first half turnovers 02:07

    Houston Texans, Chicago Bears combine for six first half turnovers

    Nov 11
    Six first half turnovers sets the tone for a sloppy Sunday night game in Chicago as the Houston Texans outlast the Chicago Bears, 13-6 to move to 8-1.
  • Video - Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall 45-yard catch 00:37

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall 45-yard catch

    Nov 11
    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall hauls in a 45-yard pass from backup quarterback Jason Campbell in the third quarter.
  • Video - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler injured on illegal hit 01:05

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler injured on illegal hit

    Nov 11
    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffers a concussion in the first half against the Houston Texans after being hit by linebacker Tim Dobbins.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Giants in the midst of another stagnant second half; more Snaps

    Nov 11
    CHICAGO -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight on Week 10 in the NFL, from a wind-swept Soldier Field...
  • Week 10 review: John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 11
    In a week of surprises, the Rams-49ers tie tops them all, writes John Clayton.