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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a long-awaited win by the Browns and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are [more]

Jadeveon Clowney fined $10,026 for sideline taunting penalty

Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney didn’t play in last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Titans, but he did pick up a penalty. Clowney was penalized for taunting after an exchange with Titans tight end Luke Stocker. The penalty gave the Titans 15 yards that they used to drive for Ryan Succop‘s game-winning field goal in the [more]

Giants rule out Eli Apple, Olivier Vernon

The Giants will try for their first win of the year in Houston on Sunday without a pair of defensive starters. The team released its final injury report of the week on Friday and it shows that linebacker Olivier Vernon and cornerback Eli Apple have been ruled out of the contest. It’s the third straight [more]

Texans now have NFL’s longest winless streak

As everyone with even a casual interest in the NFL is aware by now, the Browns ended a 635-day winless streak on Thursday night with their 21-17 win over the Jets. With the Browns off the hook, the honor of holding the league’s longest winless streak now rests with the Texans. Houston beat the Cardinals [more]

Texans struggling to pressure the quarterback

There was a time when a Houston Texans front that had J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus on it was a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. But that time is in the past. Watt hasn’t recorded a sack this year, didn’t have any last year and had just 1.5 the year before as he’s been [more]

Week Three “show me something” draft

Through two weeks of action, plenty of players and teams have shown football fans plenty of good things. But plenty of players and teams haven’t. This week, it’s time for some of those folks to start showing what they can do. That was the subject of Thursday’s PFT Live draft, with Chris Simms and yours [more]

Jadeveon Clowney says he’s playing against Giants

After watching the Giants offensive line over the first two weeks of the season, you’d expect defensive players to be doing anything in their power to get on the field for a chance to face them. It looks like Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is feeling that way. According to multiple reporters in Houston, Clowney said [more]

Giants claim Stacy Coley off waivers from Vikings

The Giants have claimed receiver Stacy Coley off waivers from the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Giants coach Pat Shurmur coached Coley last year when Shurmur served as offensive coordinator of the Vikings. The Vikings made Coley a seventh-round pick in 2017, and he played in four games last season with one kickoff [more]

Bill O’Brien blasts “ignorant, idiotic statements” about Deshaun Watson

After last Sunday’s Texans loss to the Titans, the Houston Chronicle‘s Facebook page had a post linked to a story about the game that Onalaska Independent School District Superintendent Lynn Redden responded to by saying that “you can’t count on a black quarterback” when you need precision decision making. The reference was likely to Deshaun [more]

Randy Bullock signs two-year extension

On his fifth team, kicker Randy Bullock finally seems to have found a home. The Bengals signed Bullock to a two-year extension through the 2020 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bullock was in the final year of a two-year deal, scheduled to make $790,000 this season. He is 4-for-4 on extra points and 2-for-2 [more]

Blaine Gabbert knew he was throwing illegal pass

Blaine Gabbert threw an illegal forward pass that likely makes ESPN’s Not Top 10. But the Titans quarterback said it was intentional, and if he’s telling the truth, it was brilliant. Gabbert threw a fourth-quarter pass that was batted back to him by Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett. Gabbert caught the pass from himself and began [more]

Mike Vrabel: When Marcus Mariota is ready, he’ll be out there

Titans coach Mike Vrabel said earlier this week he anticipated both Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert playing against the Texans. Gabbert started, and while running back Derrick Henry even got some snaps in the Wildcat, Mariota never saw the field. “I thought we would [play Mariota],” Vrabel told reporters after the Titans 20-17 victory. “The [more]

Deshaun Watson: I’m not panicking

The Texans are 0-2 after a 20-17 loss to the Titans that ended with time running out after quarterback Deshaun Watson hit wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for 31 yards down the middle of the field. Houston didn’t have any timeouts to stop the clock and try a game-tying field goal, but Watson said he was [more]

Titans win without Marcus Mariota, 20-17

Houston reached the Tennessee 21 on a 31-yard pass from Deshaun Watson to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds remaining, but with no timeouts remaining, time expired on the Texans. The Titans held on for a 20-17 victory. It was Mike Vrabel‘s first win as head coach, coming against the team where he served as defensive [more]

Texans take first lead, 17-14

The Texans have scored 17 unanswered points to take the lead on the injury-depleted Titans. Houston, which trailed 14-0, now leads 17-14 early in the fourth quarter. Will Fuller caught a 39-yard pass from Deshaun Watson with 13:25 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the Texans their first lead. Watson threw a 28-yard touchdown pass [more]

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