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Texans Must Rebound Against Bills

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The Texans Should Get Back On Track Against E.J. Manuel And The Bills After Not Jumping On The Opportunity To Start 3-0

There were a few things that stood out to me last week in the Texans’ loss to the Giants, and the main one was that the Texans really gave that game away. This can probably be said for almost every loss any team ever has, but in this game the Texans had many opportunities to put the Giants on the ropes and knock them out early. Continue reading

Houston Texans Fantasy Football Forecast

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Texans Fantasy Football Players To Watch

The best fantasy football player from the Texans has been Arian Foster, who through two weeks has been handed the ball 27 times and 28 times, each time getting over 100 yards. At some point the Texans will begin to insert other running backs into the mix with more regularity but as long as the Texans keep winning Foster should continue to get a big workload.

Bill O’Brien is conscious of the carries that he is giving Arian Foster but with the Colts dropping to 0-2, the Texans have a big opportunity to maintain control of the division the rest of the way if they can widen that gap early. That may mean a lot more touches to come for Arian through the first six or so games of the season. Continue reading

Reflection Of Texans Over Raiders

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Texans Dominated And Put Away The Raiders Early

The Houston Texans improved to 2-0 on the season by completely destroying the Oakland Raiders in their home opener. It is the fifth straight year that the Texans have started their season winning their first 2 games.

Ryan Fitzpatrick And Texans Have A Turnover Free Game

One of the biggest keys for the Texans to come out with a victory over the Raiders was for them to not shoot themselves in the foot and take care of the ball. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been fumble and interception prone in his career but so far in facing lesser competition and relying heavily on a running game, he has yet to turn the ball over in the regular season. Continue reading

Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders

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A 2-0 Start Is Within Grasp For The Texans

In facing a not very good Oakland Raiders team, the Texans are presented a very good opportunity to start the season 2-0. The Raiders are led by Rookie quarterback Derek Carr who averaged just 4.7 yards per pass attempt last week against the Jets and had a running game that was only able to rush for 25 yards on the day.

For this game the Raiders will be playing at home but the formula for the Texans to win should be relatively simple. Against this Raiders team, the Texans should be able to come away with a victory if they can get pressure on Derek Carr the way they did against the Redskins and if the Texans offense doesn’t commit multiple turnovers. Continue reading

Reflection Of Texans Preseason Victory Over Falcons

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Texans Bounce Back In A Big Way

A week after looking like a carbon copy of the 2013 team in the first preseason game in Arizona, the Texans did a complete 180 in their blowout win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Everything seemed to be working for the Texans. The offense, defense, and special teams all made plays in the dominant performance. Similar to how I thought we shouldn’t have overreacted to the disappointing performance in Arizona, we should temper some aspects of the victory. Quarterback is the biggest question mark on the team, and starter Ryan Fitzpatrick has a long track record of being inconsistent.

We saw Fitzpatrick at his worst last week, and close to his best in Saturday night’s win. If he can have positive play on a consistent basis and facilitate the ball around, the Texans should be able to get some things done this season.

There were some questions being raised about Bill O’Brien’s qualities and tactics as a coach this past week in reaction to the Cardinals game. But those questions now stand answered as the team responded by completely outplaying the Falcons.

A Lot Of Positives In Preseason Game 2 For The Texans

Ryan Fitzpatrick Bounces Back

The offense got off to a shaky start by not being able to make anything out of two straight runs plays and a quick screen pass to DeAndre Hopkins. In the second series the switch went on as Fitzpatrick was able to put together some completions and run for a big first down on 3rd down, then rode Alfred Blue to a touchdown once they were in the redzone. Fitzpatrick accomplished the same when he was put back into the game at the end of the 2nd quarter except he found Devier Posey in the endzone for an 8 yard touchdown.

It was encouraging to see Fitzpatrick lead two of three drives for touchdowns after barely completing any first downs in the first game. Fitzpatrick’s ability to run and run with some pretty good speed is going to be a luxury that the Texans have not had in a long while and it will be something that the defense will also have to account for. Fitzpatrick still has not played a game with Arian Foster or Andre Johnson, so that is another positive outlook on hoping that there can be an extra level of improvement for Fitzpatrick and the offense.

Jadeveon Clowney Continues To Show Why He Was Considered By Far The Best Prospect In The Draft

Jadeveon Clowney had another great showing in limited time as he only played two series, but this time he didn’t have J.J. Watt on the line with him. Clowney’s explosion off the edge and the speed that he possesses allows him to beat easily offensive lineman and completely blow up plays. Continue reading