Bears, Texans give last-place teams hope for 2019

Sports 12/20/18, 02:21

There's hope in 2019 for the Jaguars, Raiders, Giants and other teams who will finish last in the division this year.The Chicago Bears (10-4) already won the NFC North to complete a worst-to-first turnaround, and the Houston Texans (10-4) are on the verge of securing the AFC South to become ...

Texans look ahead to bigger goals after reaching 10 wins

Football 12/16/18, 18:06

The Houston Texans moved closer to clinching the AFC South by bouncing back from last week's loss with a win over the Jets.Now they'll try to get banged-up players DeAndre Hopkins and Lamar Miller healthy before visiting the Super Bowl champion Eagles next week. A win could leave open the ...

Late penalty helps Colts snap Texans’ 9-game winning streak

Football 12/09/18, 19:26

With two minutes remaining, the Houston Texans down 24-21 to the Indianapolis Colts and needing a critical stop at midfield on third-and-1, Andrew Luck tried and tried to draw the Texans offside.With the play clock dwindling and the Colts facing having to burn a timeout, Luck gave it one last ...

Colts snap Texans’ 9-game winning streak with 24-21 win

Sports 12/09/18, 16:36

Andrew Luck threw for 399 yards and two touchdowns and T.Y. Hilton had 199 receiving yards to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 24-21 road win over the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon.The Colts (7-6) snapped a nine-game winning streak by the Texans (9-4), trimming Houston's lead over the AFC ...

Texans look for 10th straight win as they host Colts

Football 12/06/18, 16:50

The Houston Texans are in a much different place now than the first time they faced the Indianapolis Colts this season when they were 0-3 and desperate for a win.Ka'imi Fairbairn made a field goal as time expired in overtime to lead the Texans to a 37-34 victory in that ...

Jaguars-Titans should be a defensive standoff

Football 12/05/18, 16:58

Jacksonville won the AFC South and Tennessee earned a wild-card playoff berth out of the division last season.Now, they get the prime-time spotlight on Thursday even though both are also-rans.Oh, the Titans (6-6) still are in the playoff chase. But it's difficult to take serious a team that needs a ...

Titans desperate to keep playoff hopes alive against Jaguars

Football 12/05/18, 15:06

The Jacksonville Jaguars already have fallen quickly, from being a win away from their first Super Bowl berth in January to last in the AFC South in December.The Tennessee Titans desperately want to avoid joining them as a one-and-done playoff team, especially after sweeping the Jaguars last season."That's something we ...

Jaguars’ Fournette returns after another extended rest

Football 12/03/18, 18:55

Leonard Fournette's one-game suspension might turn out to be beneficial for the Jacksonville Jaguars.The second-year running back returned to the facility Monday after a week away. The Jaguars (4-8) ended a seven-game losing streak against Indianapolis without him — thanks to the team's best defensive performance of the season — ...

Texans get 9th straight win, 29-13, win over Browns

Football 12/02/18, 16:28

Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and the Houston Texans intercepted rookie Baker Mayfield three times, returning one for a score, to extend their franchise-record winning streak to nine games with a 29-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.The Texans (9-3), who opened the season 0-3, haven't lost since ...

Column: Keys to turnarounds for Seahawks, Colts and Texans

Football 11/30/18, 12:18

Turn back the clock to September. What do you see if you root for the Colts, Texans and Seahawks?Ugliness. Losing. Little hope.It's now after Thanksgiving, and Houston l eads the AFC South, with Indianapolis in hot pursuit. Seattle has stamped itself as a wild-card contender in the NFC, and an ...

Rematch between hot Colts, cold Jaguars looks like mismatch

Football 11/29/18, 19:41

This season's first AFC South rematch looks like a mismatch.The surging Indianapolis Colts have averaged a little more than 33 points over their last eight games while the reeling Jacksonville Jaguars have topped 21 points once in the last two months. The Colts (6-5) have won five straight since a ...

Margin for error gone, Titans hope to start run vs. NY Jets

Sports 11/29/18, 17:30

The Tennessee Titans' margin for error is gone, and earning a second straight playoff berth will require finishing this season with a winning flourish.The Titans (5-6) blew hopes of the franchise's first AFC South title in a decade by losing two straight inside the division to cap a stretch of ...

Not that simple: Titans focus on trying to win a game

Football 11/27/18, 18:03

The Titans' playoff hopes are slim at best after losing five of their last seven games. So Tennessee's focus for December is simple. And desperate."Try to find a way to win a game. Put our full focus on the Jets," first-year head coach Mike Vrabel said Tuesday.The Titans (5-6) had ...

Titans QB Mariota practices, likely to start against Texans

Sports 11/23/18, 17:11

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota fully participated in Friday's practice and is expected to start Monday night's road game against the AFC South-leading Houston Texans.Mariota suffered a stinger Sunday in a 38-10 loss at Indianapolis and didn't play in the second half of that game. He was limited in Wednesday ...

Texans look to push streak to franchise-record 8 games

Sports 11/19/18, 18:21

The Texans became the first team since 1925 to win seven straight after starting 0-3 with a victory over Washington on Sunday.They go for a franchise record for consecutive wins when they host AFC South rival Tennessee next Monday night. Despite their streak, they know that they have plenty more ...

Red-hot Texans visit Redskins in meeting of division leaders

Football 11/15/18, 13:43

Jay Gruden occasionally has to remind people his team is in 6-3 and in first place."That's a heck of deal after nine games," the Washington Redskins' coach said. "But I'm also excited with the fact that we have not played our best yet, and I think the best is yet ...

Redskins’ home-field disadvantage in spotlight vs Texans

Sports 11/14/18, 18:24

Home sweet home? Not so much for Redskins players right now.Even though Washington has won three of five home games this season and leads the NFC East, cornerback Josh Norman called out Redskins fans in the aftermath of an ugly victory at Tampa Bay and said he felt they played ...

Mistake-prone Jags seeking solutions after 5th straight loss

Football 11/11/18, 20:28

Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey had plenty to say this summer.Now that the temperatures are cooling, Ramsey seems to be toning down the rhetoric.He may not have many more chances this season to get the league's attention. After a late fumble sealed the Jaguars' fifth straight loss, 29-26 at Indianapolis on ...

Colts’ revamped line studies hard for test against Jaguars

Football 11/08/18, 18:29

The Indianapolis Colts spent their offseason cramming for Sunday's test.They understood that to ascend in the AFC South, they needed a bigger, stronger offensive line, better coaching and different study habits. So far, they've aced it.Now they face their biggest challenge: Jacksonville's daunting defense."We don't need any incentive. It's the ...

Texans shake off terrible start with 6-game winning streak

Football 11/08/18, 13:16

Ask Jadeveon Clowney how the Houston Texans turned around their season by winning six straight games after an 0-3 start and the hulking defensive end breaks into song."Started from the bottom now we're here," he bellows. "Started from the bottom now the whole team here."While the 2013 Drake tune is ...

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