Houston Texans take CB Johnson, OL Scharping in 2nd round

Football 04/26/19, 20:23

The Houston Texans used back-to-back picks in the second round Friday night to draft Kentucky cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. and offensive lineman Max Scharping of Northern Illinois.Scharping joins Alabama State's Tytus Howard, the Texans' first-round pick as Houston tries to better protect oft-banged up quarterback Deshaun Watson. Howard was a ...

Texans address need to protect Watson by drafting T Howard

Sports 04/25/19, 22:26

The Houston Texans chose offensive tackle Tytus Howard with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, hoping he can help protect banged-up quarterback Deshaun Watson.Watson was sacked an NFL-leading 62 times as Houston won the AFC South but lost to the Colts in the wild-card round. Watson ...

Houston needs to improve offensive line in draft

Football 04/18/19, 14:16

Now that the Houston Texans believe they've finally found their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, they want to do everything they can to make things easier on him. "As long as I'm here, I'm going to make every effort to put the pieces in place around him to help him, support ...

Bears hire Pagano as defensive coordinator to replace Fangio

Football 01/11/19, 21:48

The Chicago Bears rode a dominant defense to the NFC North championship in a breakout season. They hope to keep it going with a new coordinator.The Bears hired former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano to replace Vic Fangio on Friday, hoping he can help them build on what they accomplished ...

Luck has 2 TDs to lead Colts over Texans 21-7 in wild card

Sports 01/05/19, 19:42

Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts raced out to a big lead and cruised to a 21-7 win over the Houston Texans in the wild-card game on Saturday.Luck put on a show in his hometown, throwing for 191 yards and two touchdowns before ...

Texans, Colts meet in playoffs after turning around seasons

Football 01/04/19, 16:08

Saturday's wild-card game between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts is a matchup that seemed improbable early this season after Houston dropped its first three games and the Colts limped to a 1-5 start.Instead of letting their tough starts lead to disappointing years, these teams which both finished 4-12 last ...

Healthy Watt and Watson lead Texans into playoffs

Sports 01/02/19, 16:50

Last year at this time, Houston's J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson were rehabbing after serious injuries cut both of their seasons short and contributed to the Texans' terrible 4-12 season.Healthy and thriving this season, the stars lead the AFC South champion Texans into Saturday's wild-card game against Indianapolis."We talked about ...

Colts earn playoff spot; Luck remains perfect vs. Titans

Sports 12/30/18, 23:32

Andrew Luck threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 33-17 on Sunday night for the final spot in the postseason as the AFC's No. 6 seed.With the Texans winning the AFC South title earlier Sunday with a victory over Jacksonville, that left ...

Jags finish last in AFC South a year after winning division

Sports 12/30/18, 18:42

Coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell look to be returning for the Jacksonville Jaguars next season.The future of quarterback Blake Bortles is far less certain.Jaguars owner Shad Khan issued a statement urging his director of football operations, Tom Coughlin, to retain Marrone and Caldwell — even though the ...

Texans win AFC South, Patriots earn wild-card bye

Football 12/30/18, 18:01

The New England Patriots have earned a first-round AFC playoff bye.Yawn.More exciting is what Houston has done. The Texans rallied from losing their first three games to win the AFC South and will be the No 3 seed, hosting a wild-card contest next weekend.Houston (11-5) easily handled Jacksonville 20-3 Sunday ...

Texans clinch AFC South title with 20-3 win over Jaguars

Football 12/30/18, 16:17

The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title as Deshaun Watson threw for 234 yards and ran for a touchdown, and DeAndre Hopkins had 147 yards receiving in a 20-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.The Texans (11-5) won nine in a row after starting 0-3 to save their ...

Wild and crazy season ends with lots of playoff uncertainty

Sports 12/27/18, 20:35

In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South.Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a wild ...

Texans need win against Jags to clinch division

Football 12/27/18, 16:30

The Houston Texans are already in the playoffs but need a win against Jacksonville on Sunday to clinch the AFC South and have a chance for a first-round bye."That's the main thing we're thinking about is clinching this division, nothing else," receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. "In order for us to ...

No glamour teams in prime time as season concludes Sunday

Football 12/26/18, 14:17

The 2018 regular season will conclude in Music City on Sunday night, where the Colts and Titans will play for a wild-card playoff berth. Or maybe more.The winner between these 9-6 teams makes the playoffs. Should Houston (10-5) fall at home to Jacksonville (5-10), the Indianapolis-Tennessee victor earns the AFC ...

Texans clinch; look to improve as they chase division title

Football 12/24/18, 16:01

The Houston Texans were on a plane returning from their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday when they learned that Pittsburgh's loss to New Orleans had clinched their spot in the playoffs.And according to coach Bill O'Brien the team did nothing to celebrate the moment."We were all watching the ...

Winners and losers heading into the final week of NFL season

Football 12/24/18, 02:07

Winners and Losers.The big winners in Week 16 were the Saints , Patriots, Cowboys , Seahawks and Ravens. The big losers were the Steelers, Dolphins, Chiefs and Texans.But wait. Then the Texans became winners hours later, earning a playoff berth as they headed back to Houston on Sunday following a ...

Texans lose to Eagles 32-30, lose control of No. 2 seed

Sports 12/23/18, 18:47

Deshaun Watson made one big play after another to rally the Houston Texans back from a 13-point deficit to take the lead only to watch the defense let it slip away.The Texans missed an opportunity to clinch the AFC South and lost control of the No. 2 seed when Jake ...

Luck keeps Colts in playoff hunt with 28-27 win over Giants

Sports 12/23/18, 16:40

Andrew Luck hooked up with Chester Rogers for a 1-yard TD pass with 55 seconds left Sunday to give the Colts their only lead of the game and a 28-27 win over the New York Giants.Indy (9-6) has won eight of nine to keep itself in the playoff hunt heading ...

Eagles stay alive with 32-30 win over Texans

Football 12/23/18, 16:31

Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32-30 Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (8-7) need a win at Washington (7-8) next week and for Minnesota (8-6-1) to lose or tie or Seattle ...

Hopkins’ great hands have Texans on verge of AFC South title

Football 12/20/18, 19:00

DeAndre Hopkins believes if a ball comes near him he should catch it."That's been my mindset since I've been playing football," he said. "Defense, offense, basketball as well, the ball's in the air, it's mine."That belief has led to some amazing catches, and lately he seems to make at least ...

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