McClain: Texans must improve on blitz pick-ups

Houston ChronicleHere are five takeaways from Texans' coach Bill O'Brien's Monday news conference after the 13-12 victory over Jacksonville: Imperative to work on blitz pick-up. Deshaun Watson was sacked four times against the Jaguars, none by a defensive lineman.

September 16th 2019


With Jadeveon Clowney gone, Texans depend on Whitney Mercilus

ESPN (blog)HOUSTON -- After the Houston Texans traded Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks before the start of the season, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel pointed to outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus as someone who needed to help replace some of the ...

September 16th 2019


What we learned: Texans 13, Jaguars 12

jaguars.comAnd discipline may be necessary. But Ramsey also on Sunday held Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins – perhaps the NFL's best receiver – to 40 yards receiving on five receptions. That's a remarkable effort that made a really good offense look ordinary.

September 16th 2019


Puzzled JJ Watt upset about NFL referees' 'blatant' missed calls in Texans' win

USA TODAYHouston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was miffed about a pair of missed holding penalty calls in his team's 13-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Jaguars' offense was flagged for holding three times during the game. But the three-time ...

September 16th 2019


Texans-Jaguars rewind: 5 up, 5 down

Houston ChronicleHouston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) hands-off the ball to running back Carlos Hyde (23) during the first quarter of an NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Houston. The Texans won 13-12.

September 16th 2019


Texans' offense led by running game in victory over Jaguars

ESPN (blog)Instead, the Texans depended on the running game against the Jaguars. Carlos Hyde ran for 90 yards on 20 carries, and Duke Johnson added 31 yards on six attempts. For the second week in a row, Houston combined for more than 100 rushing yards.

September 16th 2019


Only Doug Marrone Could Stunt The Growing Legend Of Gardner Minshew

DeadspinToday's game between the Texans and Jaguars was not entertaining, and Jaguars starting quarterback and character from a country song Gardner Minshew wasn't all that great for most of the game. But in the final two minutes, with his team trailing 13-6, ...

September 15th 2019


Gardner Minshew's heroic late-game rally fell one play short

For The WinGardner Minshew led a frantic last-minute drive to put the Jacksonville Jaguars in position to beat the Houston Texans Sunday, because of course he did. After a week of hype, the unheralded rookie was in position to be a hero . It was all setting up as it should ...

September 15th 2019


Who's Gardner Minshew? Jaguars' rookie quarterback is more than a mustache.

Washington PostWhen Nick Foles went down with a broken collarbone last week, the Jacksonville Jaguars turned to a rookie who was a sixth-round selection, making him the first 2019 draft pick to take a snap this season. What they got with the 178th overall pick was a ...

September 15th 2019


Smith: Texans go backward in ugly first victory

Houston ChronicleDid the Texans use up all their best plays in the Superdome? What happened to that electric, inventive offense that almost took down Drew Brees, Sean Payton and the Saints in Week 1? As soon as the Texans fell to New Orleans in the final seconds, I wrote ...

September 15th 2019


3 Jaguars to watch on defense vs. Texans

Jaguars WireThe Texans traded two first-round picks for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and still allowed 18 pressures on Deshaun Watson last week. Allen would have been on this list even if Yannick Ngakoue was healthy because the opposing offensive line resembles a ...

September 15th 2019


Jaguars vs. Texans: Live updates, game stats, highlights for Week 2 AFC South matchup

CBSSports.comThe Jags are being led by rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew -- a sixth-round pick out of Washington State -- after Nick Foles broke his collarbone in Week 1. Meanwhile, Deshaun Watson and the Texans are trying to wash the taste of a bitter Week 1 loss to ...

September 15th 2019


Today we're all rooting for Gardner Minshew (who could have been named Beowulf)

For The WinThere's going to be a time when it's appropriate to evaluate whether Gardner Minshew is or could be a legitimate or even good NFL starter. As a sixth-round pick, he came into the league at a distinct disadvantage. Players in his position often don't even get a ...

September 15th 2019


Texans vs. Saints: How to stream, watch, prediction, keys to victory for Week 1 matchup

CBSSports.comThe first of two Monday Night Football games in Week 1 features two of the league's most explosive offenses, and plenty of stars on defense as well. The Saints hosting the Texans in a domed environment should mean plenty of fireworks, with Drew Brees and ...

September 9th 2019


Best way for Saints to move on? Finally winning a season opener

ESPN (blog)“But for this 2019 Saints team, it don't have anything to do with that game. ... I think it's just a completely different team. A lot of guys are here now that weren't here last year, so they have no idea what that is -- what that feeling was for the guys that were here.”.

September 9th 2019


Saints vs. Texans: 3 key matchups to watch on Monday Night Football

NOLA.comThe New Orleans Saints seek to snap a dubious season-opening streak when they host the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday Night Football. The last time the Saints won in Week 1? Go back to the 2013 season, when the Saints ...

September 9th 2019


Texans vs. Saints odds, line: Monday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 78-49 run

CBSSports.comTwo teams hoping to make a deep run in the playoffs, the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans, square off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans in the first of two Monday Night Football games. The game will be the first for the Saints since ...

September 9th 2019


Wojo: Lions' new offense with Matthew Stafford remains a mystery

The Detroit NewsDetroit — This isn't necessarily a big deal. Many will say it isn't a deal at all. But I'll go ahead and pose it: What's the deal with Matthew Stafford? The Lions have a new offense, a new coordinator, new terminology, new tight ends. They have three weeks until ...

August 19th 2019


Detroit Lions schedule 2019: Times, TV, results

Detroit Free PressThe 2019 NFL season marks a pivotal one for the Detroit Lions. How will the team fare in the second season under head coach Matt Patricia? Here is the full Lions schedule in 2019. Follow our Lions beat writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez, and join us ...

August 19th 2019


Detroit Lions: 7 players who shined in the Lone Star State

Sidelion ReportThe Detroit Lions faced off against the Houston Texans in the Lone Star State on Saturday night in their second preseason contest of the year. The Lions opted to sit starting quarterback Matthew Stafford and subsequently lost their second exhibition in a row, ...

August 18th 2019