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Arian Foster says he’s day-to-day with hamstring injury

The Texans played without running back Arian Foster on Sunday because they didn’t feel Foster’s hamstring was up to facing the Giants. Foster was missed. Alfred Blue broke a 46-yard run, but had 32 yards on his other 12 carries and the team was forced to lean too heavily on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to get…

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Rashad Jennings runs wild in first Giants win of year

The Giants got their first win of the 2014 season on Sunday and they did it with a lot of help from one of their biggest offseason acquisitions. Running back Rashad Jennings posted a career-best 176 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries as the Giants cruised past the Texans 30-17 in New Jersey. Jennings…

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Giants offense clicks for 14-0 halftime lead

The Giants have made some of the confounding mistakes that marked their double-digit losses in the first two weeks of the season, but they’ve been able to overcome them on the way to a 14-0 halftime lead over the Texans. New York saw tight end Larry Donnell fumble near the end zone and then watched…

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Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t concerned with stopping the Texans offense

The Giants may be 0-2, but defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t lacking for confidence. Pierre-Paul and the rest of the team’s defense has spent the week preparing to face the Texans and Pierre-Paul made it clear that he hasn’t been impressed by much on tape when he was asked what concerns him about the Houston…

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Thursday morning one-liners

The Pegula family bid for the Bills was approved by the league’s finance committee. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is trying to fix his inaccuracy. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo’s absence was not injury related. Jets CB Antonio Allen, a converted S, has a big challenge on his hands this week. Ravens QB Joe Flacco has a…

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Bill O’Brien: Expect more of J.J. Watt at tight end

J.J. Watt has done just about everything there is to do as a defensive end for the Texans, so he expanded his portfolio against Oakland last weekend. Watt played a couple of snaps at tight end during the 30-14 victory and caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Watt said Wednesday, via Art Stapleton…

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Texans put away mistake-prone Raiders early, secure 30-14 win

For the fifth straight season, the Texans are off to a 2-0 start. Led by an opportunistic defense, efficient play from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and strong output from tailback Arian Foster, the Texans rolled to a 30-14 victory Sunday in Oakland. The Texans had Oakland chasing throughout, scoring on their first three possessions and building…

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Houston’s defense coming up with big plays at Oakland

You couldn’t tell it from the scoreboard, but the Raiders have moved the ball well against the Texans on Sunday, racking up 218 yards on their first 31 plays. The problem has been turnovers for Oakland, which now trails 24-0 with 8:29 left in the third quarter. First, Raiders quarterback David Carr was picked by…

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J.J. Watt TD catch highlights Texans’ fast start at Oakland

J.J. Watt’s 2014 season is off to a flying start. After a standout performance on defense and special teams in the Texans’ Week One win vs. Washington, Watt got into the act on offense in Sunday’s game at Oakland, catching a one-yard TD pass to put Houston up 7-0 early in the first quarter. On…

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Jarvis Jenkins, Bashaud Breeland each fined $16,537

A pair of Washington defenders were fined stemming from last week’s loss to the Texans, and both are appealing and could get them reduced. PFT has confirmed with the league that defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and cornerback Bashaud Breeland were each fined $16,537, Jenkins for a roughing the passer penalty and Breeland for a horse collar tackle in…

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Orakpo wants roughing the passer to be reviewable on replay

When Washington lost on Sunday at Houston, the Texans’ game-clinching field goal was aided in part by a roughing the passer call for a hit that Jarvis Jenkins laid on Ryan Fitzpatrick. One of Jenkins’s teammates says it’s time to give those calls a closer look. Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo said roughing the passer should…

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Arian Foster to get “bulk” of work at running back

The Texans lost running back Arian Foster to a back injury for the second half of last season and sat him out for the entire preseason as he dealt with a hamstring issue, but they won’t be easing him back into the lineup against Washington this weekend. Foster said this week that he feels wonderful…

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Ryan Mallett quickly moves into No. 2 job in Houston

Ryan Mallett has been a Texan less than a week. But he’s already climbing the depth chart, and will be their backup to starter Ryan Fitzpatrick this weekend. Granted, he’s only passed a rookie (Tom Savage) in his short time in Houston, but his familiarity with the scheme being put in by head coach Bill…

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Week Zero Power Rankings

Back in July, we published a list of preseason power rankings aimed at providing a snapshot of where each franchise stacked up against the other 31 before training camp opened. With the regular season starting tonight, it’s time to reconfigure the top-to-bottom ranking, which will provide the starting point for the first set that comes…

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Case Keenum out in Houston after Mallett trade

It didn’t take a crystal ball or a deck of tarot cards on Sunday to tell that Case Keenum’s time in Houston was just about up. With Ryan Mallett arriving in a deal with the Patriots, Keenum looked like the odd man out. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Texans have, in fact, dropped him…

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