Hammond: With This Defense, Texans Can Make Deep Playoff RunTexans-Bills. Johnny Manziel. 12/1/15
Hammond: Texans Are For Real, So Is Their Head CoachAre the Texans for real? Is Bill O'Brien? Can the NFL prevent hits like the one on Gronk? The key to the Texans success on offense.
Saints Payton: I Have A Ton Of Respect For Texans O'BrienWhat a turnaround for Bill O'Brien and the Houston Texans. A little over a month ago, Twitter and sports talk radio declared their 2015 season over, and planted O’Brien firmly on the hot seat. Now, with a 24-6 win over the New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium, what once seemed hard to imagine is now becoming incredibly real.
Texans Defense Steps Up In Win Over SaintsIn the month of November, the Texans defense has been stellar. Entering Sunday’s game against the Saints at NRG Stadium, the unit had combined to allow 29 points over the first three games of the month, but that was against the likes of Zach Mettenberger, Andy Dalton and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Drew Brees and the Saints were supposed to pose a bigger test. They didn’t.
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.
O'Brien: Hoyer Out Of Concussion Protocol, Will Start SundayHoyer missed the fourth quarter of the Texans' win last week over the Bengals and Sunday's win over the Jets with a concussion.
Hammond: How The Texans Turned Their Season AroundTexans-Jets. Teddy Bridgewater. Does JJ Watt like Jadeveon Clowney?
Meltser: Bill O'Brien Able To Pull Team Up In Tricky SituationsYou have to give Bill O'Brien this: when he and his team are in a tricky situation, with limited resources, they find a way to come through. The Texans won two games late in 2014 with Case Keenum, and have now won 2 in a row against AFC playoff contenders with 5.5 quarters of TJ Yates.
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.
Fitzpatrick: Losing To Texans Was Especially "Tough"Ryan Fitzpatrick had hoped to stick it to the Texans. Instead, he threw two interceptions late in the fourth quarter to seal a 24-17 Jets loss.