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Houston Texans Podcast: NFC North 2019 Season Preview

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The 2019 NFL Season Preview moves up North.

I know somewhere in Chicago where we can stay for a little, I hope this isn’t a burden, thanks for having us over. It’s crazy there are just like a million people living in Detroit eating square pizza and trying not to be associated with Kid Rock and Eminem. My valves are clogged with bratwurst and brandy as I try to find myself in a cascading sea of neon orange hunting outfits....

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Jeremy_Brener

Snap Counts: Lions vs. Texans

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Check out the Snap Counts from Saturday night!

NOTES:

DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson got their first action of the preseason in Game #2. Watson played one drive, going 5/7 with 60 yards and a touchdown to his top target DeAndre Hopkins from four yards out. Whitney Mercilus forced a fumble on his first play Saturday night, which shows signs that he is ready to have a monster 2019! Buddy Howell might have found a new home as the...

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Matt Weston

Houston Texans Offensive Line Update: Tytus Howard Broke His Finger

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There are new details regarding the Texans up front.

Last Saturday night, the Texans beat the Lions 30-23 in their second preseason game. With Nick Martin still injured, and Matt Kalil soaking in a milk tub, the Texans trotted out a starting offensive line of Roderick Johnson (LT), Tytus Howard (LG), Zach Fulton (C), Max Scharping (RG), and Seantrel Henderson (RT). This unit worked out better than last week’s effort against the...

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Matt Weston

Houston Texans Offensive Line Update

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There are new details regarding the Texans up front.

Last Saturday the Texans beat the Lions 30-23 in their second preseason game. With Doug Martin still injured, and Matt Kalil soaking in a milk tub, the Texans trotted out a starting offensive line of Roderick Johnson (LT), Tytus Howard (LG), Zach Fulton (C), Max Scharping (RG), and Seantrel Henderson (RT). This unit worked out better than last week’s that led to Joe Webb spending...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: August 19, 2019

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 19, 2019.

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Texans rookie Tytus Howard broke his finger (Houston Chronicle)

Texans special-teams ace Buddy Howell excels in rare rushing role (Houston Chronicle)

Texans’ Bill O’Brien complimentary of Tim Kelly’s play-calling (Houston Chronicle)

Texans take down Lions in preseason game (Houston Chronicle)

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Broken finger not expected to keep rookie offensive lineman Tytus Howard out of Week 1

Drafted to be the Texans' left tackle of the future, Tytus Howard has since been moved to left guard (with Matt Kalil winning the left-edge job) and Howard now has a broken a finger.  The rookie suffered the break in Houston’s preseason game against Detroit on Saturday night, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets. Coming from a Division I-FCS program, and tasked with learning one of the most difficult positions in the NFL, Howard needs all the reps he can get early on in his...

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Matt Kalil is named the starter at left tackle for Texans

Earlier this month, it was reported that Matt Kalil was the front-runner to open the season as the Texans’ starting left tackle. However, given that Roderick Johnson started in Kalil’s place in Saturday’s preseason game, that led some to wonder whether there was still an open competition for the job. Head coach Bill O’Brien unequivocally shot down that notion, telling reporters that Kalil will be Houston’s starting left tackle, as Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. ...

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Kenneth L.

Houston Texans Final Score And Post-Game Recap:  Texans 30, Lions 23

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Good win for the Texans in pre-season game two

The Houston Texans were victorious over the Detroit Lions 30 - 23. In their second pre-season game of the 2019 campaign, the Texans held the Lions at bay throughout the game and dominated in spurts.

If you couldn’t be happier to see Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins tearing up the Lions’ defense on the first offensive series.

Whitney Mercilus getting the strip sack was a thing of beauty. No other player...

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Watch: Joe Webb goes full Mahomes with left-handed toss

Joe Webb was about to be sacked Saturday when he pulled a trick from the magical bag of Patrick Mahomes, switching to his left hand and completing a pass as he fell to the ground. Really, the play was pretty remarkable: Webb has struggled through much of Saturday’s preseason game for the Houston Texans. Yet this play will certainly bring a smile to his face when he and the rest of the quarterbacks watch the film following the game.

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Top takeaways from Saturday’s NFL preseason action

With five games on the schedule Saturday, there was plenty of NFL preseason action for fans to get excited about. For example, one of the league’s best backup quarterbacks had a strong showing that should give his team some comfort heading into Week 1. Another quarterback who is known for spectacular plays couldn’t seem to get out of his own way. One of the worst offensive lines in football last year seems to be making progress. We’ll focus on those stories and more examining our top...

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Matt Weston

2019 Houston Texans Game Day Live: Texans vs. Lions (Second Half)

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Texans. Lions. Quarters three and four.

Here’s your open thread for the second half between the Texans and Lions.

NOTE: Please do not post any images, videos, GIFs, or non-text comments in any of BRB’s live game threads. They tend to slow the thread down and can take a long time to load. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

NOTE II: Due to the fast-paced nature of these threads, there will be no warnings before bans on game day. If a moderator...

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Matt Weston

2019 Houston Texans Game Day Live: Texans vs. Lions (Second Quarter)

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Texans. Lions. Quarter two.

Here’s your open thread for the second quarter between the Texans and Lions.

NOTE: Please do not post any images, videos, GIFs, or non-text comments in any of BRB’s live game threads. They tend to slow the thread down and can take a long time to load. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

NOTE II: Due to the fast-paced nature of these threads, there will be no warnings before bans on game day. If a moderator deems a...

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Tim

Texans-Lions Live: First Quarter

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This second preseason game means we’re one week closer to regular season football. Texans fans discuss on BRB.

Last week, your beloved Texans opened their preseason against the Packers at storied Lambeau Field. Tonight, they host the Lions at slightly less historic NRG Stadium. We here at BRB encourage you to watch tonight’s tilt, in which players will fight for jobs while fans pray no one gets hurt, via our...

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Matt Weston

Countdown To Kickoff: Texans vs. Lions

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Preseason game number two kicks off in four hours.

Preseason game number two is set to kick off at 7 p.m. CDT when the Texans and Lions turn practice into kind of sort of real football.

Will Houston’s offensive line be able to handle a rowdy Lions’ front that includes A’Shawn Robinson, Damon Harrison, Trey Flowers, and blitzing linebackers. Will Joe Webb be able to keep his guts inside his belly? Will DeAndre Hopkins get the chance to sword fight...

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Behind the scenes of J.J. Watt's Wisconsin homecoming

The Houston Texans defensive end called returning to Lambeau Field a "dream come true." It's the latest in a series of meaningful trips home.

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Tim

Texans-Lions Broadcast Information

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Everything you need to know about how to follow the Texans as they host the Lions in the second preseason game of their 2019 campaign.

Your Houston Texans kept the NFC North vibe going this week as they hosted the Detroit Lions for joint practices that’ll culminate in NRG Stadium serving as the site of the teams’ second preseason contest of the season tomorrow night. Here’s everything you need to know to ensure you...

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Matt Weston

Texans v. Lions: SIX Things To Watch For

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The Texans and Lions are set to play on Saturday. Here are SIX things to watch for.

Earlier this week the Texans and Lions conjoined together to create a abhorrent faux New England conglomeration—KILL ME. Bill O’Brien and Matt Patricia put on their red jumpsuits with a black webbed pattern, pearl oblong eyes stitched to a red mask that covered their chin dimple and groundhog beard, and they struck their fingers at one another’s football operations....

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: August 16, 2019

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 16, 2019.

Houston Texans News

New food options inside NRG Stadium for Texans games this season (Houston Chronicle)

Rosenthal: 7 potential landing spots for Clowney (NFL.com)

NFL News

Antonio Brown could return to practice Saturday (NFL.com)

What we learned from Thursday’s preseason tilts (NFL.com)

Ravens CB Young (neck) could miss entire season...

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Texans starting offensive line starting to round into form

While it’s still unclear exactly how the Texans will configure their offensive line in 2019, the front five does appear to be rounding into form. At recent practices, Matt Kalil has been taking first-team reps at left tackle while rookie first-round pick Tytus Howard plays left guard, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Zach Fulton is filling in at center for the injured Nick Martin, but once Martin returns, Fulton will continue to battle second-rounder Max Scharping...

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Tim

Taking The Pulse: Texans Fans Are Not Sanguine About The Franchise Right Now

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Was this post done entirely to use the word “sanguine” in a headline? I’ll never tell.

While Texans fans are by and large excited about the imminent arrival of football season, it seems a majority (at least among those who voted, which you can do next time by joining the party here) are markedly less enthused about the team’s chances in 2019. Distress seems to have peaked after what has to be...

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