Mike Meltser's Random Thoughts From The Sports WeekendMike Meltser gives a potpourri of opinions from a busy Thanksgiving weekend in sports
Texans Timing Is PerfectThere’s no doubt the Texans are rolling right now. The current four-game winning streak is the team’s longest since winning five-straight twice during the 2012 season, and every game left on the schedule looks winnable - even the Patriots game a week from Sunday at NRG Stadium.
Texans Running Game No Gimmick Vs. SaintsThe Texans finally displayed a consistent running game between the tackles, thanks to some offensive line continuity and an improved Alfred Blue.
Injury Report: Texans Getting Healthier At Perfect TimeSitting in first place atop the AFC South Division and riding a three-game winning streak, the Houston Texans are getting healthy at just the right time in order to make a focused run over the six games at the NFL postseason. Maybe Houston can make this season special yet.
The Saints Offer Big Challenge To The TexansRunning the ball could go a long way in helping the Texans defeat the Saints.
5 Things The Houston Texans Have To Be Thankful For This SeasonThe Houston Texans currently sit atop the AFC South Division with a 5-5 record, and they have a decent shot at their first playoff berth since 2012 if they play well enough in the next six weeks. A lot can happen during an NFL season, and the Texans have much to be thankful for this holiday.
Texans Offense Prepares For The UnknownRob Ryan was the Saints defensive coordinator for the first 10 games of their 2015 season, but after the Saints week 10 loss in Washington Ryan was fired and replaced by Dennis Allen. While the Saints defense may be ranked last in the NFL, the change makes it tougher to prepare for.
Facing Fitzpatrick, Stingy Secondary Displays DepthThe secondary's shutdown second-half continued with a stingy effort against Fitzpatrick and the Jets
O'Brien Opens Up Playbook In Win Over JetsWith T.J. Yates starting for the first time since in almost four years against the NFL’s fourth ranked defense, it’s natural to assume the Texans would keep it conservative Sunday at NRG Stadium. They didn’t, and it helped them beat the Jets 24-17.
Credit Miami For Texans TurnaroundThe second half schedule looked much more daunting on paper, but since reaching the breaking point when they trailed Miami by 41, it appears it doesn’t matter who the opponent is as the Texans picked up their third straight win with a 24-17 win over the Jets.
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.
Jackson, Hoyer Ruled Out Sunday Vs. JetsThe Texans will be down a pair of starters in key home game. Plus, a pair of key reserves are questionable.