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 ...

Houston QB Watson surprises mom with home renovation

Sports 01/29/19, 11:39

Deshaun Watson's mother spent years encouraging him to chase his dreams.Now that Watson has achieved one of his biggest goals of reaching the NFL, the Houston Texans quarterback is giving back to her by renovating the home he grew up in."She is my rock, my hero," Watson said. "She always ...

Offenses took a holiday on wild-card weekend

Sports 01/07/19, 05:09

Maybe it was the absence of all those high-powered offenses on byes.Perhaps it was the jitters for some younger teams, particularly their quarterbacks: Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky and Lamar Jackson.Or maybe defense actually still has a place in the NFL, especially in the playoffs.The most points anyone scored during wild-card ...

Browns interview Colts’ Eberflus after wild-card playoff win

Football 01/06/19, 20:44

Matt Eberflus has a past with the Browns. Maybe he'll have a future as well.One day after his Indianapolis defense held quarterback Deshaun Watson and Houston's offense to just seven points in an AFC wild-card win, Eberflus became the sixth candidate to interview for Cleveland's open coaching job.The Colts' dominant ...

Texans look to bright future with Watson after playoff exit

Football 01/06/19, 17:25

Houston's impressive turnaround after a 0-3 start ended in disappointment with a loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round.Still, the Texans remain optimistic about their future because they're confident they've finally found their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson after years of misfires at the position."Every position is important ...

Texans struggle to protect Watson in 21-7 loss to Colts

Football 01/05/19, 22:15

Deshaun Watson was sacked more than any other quarterback during the regular season.Houston's struggles to protect him continued in the wild-card game on Saturday and it contributed to a 21-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.Watson, who was sacked 62 times in the regular season, was sacked three times and hit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Deshaun Watston, Texans rally to beat Jets 29-22

Football 12/15/18, 19:54

Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.After Darnold and Jets took their first lead of the game on Elijah McGuire's 2-yard touchdown run, Watson ...

Watson leads Texans to 29-22 comeback win over Darnold, Jets

Sports 12/15/18, 19:48

Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.A scrum is formed on the goalie as New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25) scores a ...

Texans take on Jets with sights set on starting new streak

Football 12/13/18, 15:26

With each victory, the Houston Texans increasingly established themselves as a team to beat in the AFC.Their nine-game winning streak set a franchise record and also raised expectations by the week. So, perhaps their 24-21 loss to Indianapolis last Sunday could, in some way, alleviate some building tension down the ...

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 ...

Big issue: Browns concerned with Newton’s size vs. Panthers

Football 12/06/18, 18:30

During a meeting this week with his defense, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams used star end Myles Garrett as a model.And a warning.A 6-foot-4, 270-pound mass of chiseled muscle, power and speed, Garrett cuts an imposing figure. He's a physical specimen, the kind of athlete that stands out even in ...

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 ...

Texans look to build on big rushing performance

Football 11/27/18, 19:36

The Texans set a team record by running for 281 yards in beating Tennessee.Now they will try to keep their running game going against Cleveland when they attempt to extend their franchise-record winning streak to nine games.Houston's big rushing performance came thanks in large part to the performance of Lamar ...

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