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Week Four “Three and Out”

The title implies that we’ve done this in prior weeks.  We haven’t. During a long day of travel (I’m flying regularly now, which means I’m learning the realities of certain airlines deliberately overbooking a flight and playing a slow game of “Deal or No Deal” to clear the excess with travel vouchers!, even if it…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Said Bills QB EJ Manuel, “As a team, we have the confidence that going into each game we have the opportunity to win. We definitely feel we’re a winning-type team and we have the talent to win. That’s all it is, going out and focusing on Houston first.” Dolphins LB Phillip Wheeler will see some…

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PFT’s Week Four picks

After an abysmal 5-11 showing in Week Two, I turned it around even more dramatically than the Steelers, getting 13 of 16 games right in Week Three. More important, I closed the gap with the recently-cocky MDS from three games to one, since I was 3-1 in the three games on which we differed. This…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Former Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t bitter about the end of his time there. The Dolphins elected for a late arrival in London. Patriots teammates are supporting QB Tom Brady (they may even high-five him next time). Persistent injuries are trying the Jets’ patience with CB Dee Milliner. Ravens QB Joe Flacco would like to target…

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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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