Injury Report: First-Place Texans Have Major Injury Concerns For Week 11Houston Texans starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is definitely out this weekend as he recovers from a concussion suffered in Monday night's win over Cincinnati, while No. 1 wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins missed workouts all week with a knee problem. Hopkins says he will play, but he's officially questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets at home. Without these two offensive cogs at 100 percent, the Texans defense once again may have to carry the team.
Only The Texans Can Stop Themselves Now After Big Win At CincinnatiWith a 4-5 record, the Houston Texans are in first place. The AFC South may not be a strong division, but it doesn't matter. The Texans are confident after beating the previously undefeated Cincinnati Bengals on the road.
Injury Report: Houston Defense Won't Have Clowney Or Jackson For MNF Matchup At CincySitting just a half game out of first place in the AFC South, the Houston Texans have a huge game on Monday Night Football on the road against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals.
Indy's Misfortune Could Be The 'Luck' Houston Needs To Win AFC SouthThe Indianapolis Colts announced this week that star quarterback Andrew Luck could miss the next six weeks, and with only eight games left to play, that hurts the defending AFC South champions.
Bye Week Will Be Good For First-Place Texans As They Prepare For Hard Second-Half ScheduleThe Houston Texans are 3-5 this season and still tied for first place, but they've lost seven players already to the season-ending Injured Reserve list. With six very tough games coming up right after the bye, the Texans will need all the healthy bodies they can get in the second half of the season. With eight players nursing injuries this week, the hope is the extra time off will help them recover enough to be ready in Week 10 for the road contest against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals.
Studs And Duds: First-Place Texans Get Bye Week To Focus On Second HalfBelieve it or not, the Houston Texans are in first place with their 3-5 record. Perhaps that's just the motivation the team needs to use this bye week as a springboard to a better second half, now that two key issues have been determined (quarterback and running back).
Injury Report: Banged-Up Texans Prep For Titans On SundaySuperman J.J. Watt missed practice on Thursday due to a back issue, although it would be a shocker if he didn't take the field for the Houston Texans' Week 8 home game against the AFC South Division rival Tennessee Titans. However, Watt's situation isn't the only one worth monitoring as the Texans prepare for Sunday's game.
With Foster and Mallet Drama Behind Them, Texans Need To Focus On WinningRunning back Arian Foster is done for the year after tearing his Achilles tendon in Week 7, and one-time starting quarterback Ryan Mallett will no longer be a distraction after getting cut this week.
Injury Report: Texans Head To Miami With Plethora Of Hurt PlayersIgnoring the multitude of players listed as probable by Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien, the team has a few real concerns heading into the Week 7 road game against the Miami Dolphins. To begin, both the offense and defense will be hurt by starters declared out due to injury, and the depth on defense could be affected, too, by several players listed as questionable. This isn't good as the 2-4 Texans head south to build on the momentum of last week's win over Jacksonville.
Hoyer And Defense Can Bring Stability And Success To 2015 TexansBuoyed by a 31-20 road win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 that bring them to just one game out of first place, the Houston Texans are starting to believe in themselves.
Injury Report: Despite Long Week Of Rest, Texans List 19 Players On Injury ReportThe Houston Texans played their Week 5 game on Thursday night, and despite having a long time to rest before their Week 6 game this upcoming Sunday, the team listed a whopping 19 players on its injury report. That's incredible and unlucky, as the extra time off should have healed most ailments.
Texans Learning The Hard Way How Much Close Games MatterThe Houston Texans have lost three games by seven points each this season, and the team's inability to come out on top in close games is why the 1-4 record is so frustrating.