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Cushing goes down, but Texans take lead into halftime

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The Houston Texans are winning in New York tonight, but they may have suffered a significant loss on their defense.

Linebacker Brian Cushing went down when Jets offensive lineman Matt Slauson hit him in the back of the knee, and Cushing appeared to be in a lot of pain. He did eventually get up and limp to the locker room without assistance, but he appeared to be hurting.

The Texans’ defense played well both before and after Cushing went down. The biggest defensive play came late in the second half, when Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tipped a Mark Sanchez pass, allowing Brice McCain to pick it off and run it back 86 yards, taking what looked like a good chance for the Jets to score and instead setting up a Texans field goal just before halftime to make the score 17-7.

Texans running back Arian Foster reached 100 rushing yards midway through the second quarter, and the Texans’ offense is rolling. The Jets are going to need to make some big plays in the second half — something that may be easier if Cushing can’t return.

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22 Responses to “Cushing goes down, but Texans take lead into halftime”
  1. brutallyhonest77379 says: Oct 8, 2012 10:12 PM

    Cheap shot on Cush no where near the play or line of scrimmage.

  2. nyjalleffingday says: Oct 8, 2012 10:13 PM

    Ugh, that last play hurt, J.J. Watt is an animal. Jets showing life though, vast improvement from last week.

  3. surferbum01 says: Oct 8, 2012 10:16 PM

    I’m not a Cushing fan after his whole steroids event but I’m no fan of any player getting injured (take note Chiefs fans). Hope it’s not an ACL or MCL for Cush.

    #ballsohard49ers

  4. ibreathefootball says: Oct 8, 2012 10:17 PM

    is it Tebow time yet?

  5. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 8, 2012 10:18 PM

    The Jets have clearly been coached to go for the Texans’ knees tonight. It’s their only chance.

  6. rabbi187 says: Oct 8, 2012 10:19 PM

    People can trash the Texans zone blocking scheme all they want. They do it legally. That block on Cushing was from behind and was meant solely for the purpose to injure. Hope that offensive lineman gets a whats coming to him…

  7. htowntexan says: Oct 8, 2012 10:19 PM

    Shocked that a Ryan coached team had an illegal hit take out the other team’s star player. That whole family is dirt.

  8. omeezyx says: Oct 8, 2012 10:19 PM

    Hope you’re okay Cush. We’ll need you next week against the Packers.

  9. bathroomben7 says: Oct 8, 2012 10:22 PM

    TEBOW TIME

  10. williamxl22 says: Oct 8, 2012 10:31 PM

    I’m at work so I can’t watch the game but I noticed Shaub’s and Sanchez’s stats were almost identical. While this doesn’t surprise me, it does show that the Jets defense must be playing well against the pass. Not so much against the run though.

    Hopefully Cushing is okay. Big loss for that defense.

  11. deathonwings410 says: Oct 8, 2012 10:42 PM

    All man, that would suck for the Texans if they lost Cushing for any significant amount of time with the Packers and Ravens. Luckily other than those two, they play the Lions, Jaguars and some other scrubs.

  12. markbul says: Oct 8, 2012 11:06 PM

    How bad is the Titans offense if they need an 86 yard interception return to score 17 points at the half against the Jets?

  13. blazertop says: Oct 8, 2012 11:09 PM

    Kubiak’s conservative play calling….letting the jets hang around into the 4th Q…of what should have been a blowout.

  14. howiefeltersnatch says: Oct 8, 2012 11:38 PM

    Just pump him up with some roids and run him back out there already

  15. flsnupe says: Oct 8, 2012 11:55 PM

    Cut blocking from behind to the knees is not legal? That was a dirty block that should not be allowed by the safety first league of the NFL. Hope they review these in the competition committee.

  16. prospero63 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:21 AM

    That came off an illegal clip. Where’s the outrage at the officials for missing the call? I didn’t hear a peep out of Tirico…

  17. dg0122 says: Oct 9, 2012 12:49 AM

    Matt Slauson is a cheap-shotting, no-talent hack-but then again he went to Nebraska

  18. deathonwings410 says: Oct 9, 2012 1:28 AM

    the dirty Jets knocked Cush out for the yard. the guy that did this should be heavily fined.

  19. dalucks says: Oct 9, 2012 1:29 AM

    Sources close to the situation have informed me that Brian Cushing has a torn acl. An MRI will be performed tomorrow in Houston.
    Unimpressive win but GO Texans.

  20. mputelli55 says: Oct 9, 2012 3:31 AM

    you wouldn’t hear a peep…they’re all puppets in Goodell’s circus…all they’re stuff has red and green areas..and its scripted anything they’re not supposed to say and bye bye..look what happened to Jaws, suddenly decided not to bring him back…riiiiiiiiight!!! keep believe what they tell you…

  21. joetoronto says: Oct 9, 2012 4:25 AM

    That was a cheap shot, an ugly cheap shot.

    There’s no excuse for it at all, none.

  22. krank00 says: Oct 9, 2012 7:09 AM

    I think the word here to describe Slauson is criminal! That dude should be suspended for as long as it takes Cushing to heal.

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