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Mike Bullock

Quick Hits: Texans vs. Raiders

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Time to put the past behind us and move on to the Oakland Raiders. Last week shall not be spoken of, nor alluded to, nor meditated on or muttered about under scowling breath... or something like that. It’s time to turn the page.

This week marks the 11th meeting between the Oakland Los Angeles Oakland Las Vegas Raiders and the Houston Texans. The Texans clearly being the better team as they’ve never needed to run...

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Kenneth L.

Texans-Raiders Preview: Houston Offense Should Have A Field Day

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Let the flood gates open.

A lot has changed since the Texans last played the Raiders in 2017 in the Wild Card Round of the AFC Playoffs.

[NAME REDACTED] was the QB for the Texans and the Raiders were forced to play third-string QB Connor Cook.

Jadeveon Clowney had his memorable tip drill interception.

Khalil Mack terrorized the Texans’ offense.

Brian Cushing had a memorable game, recording 1.5 tackles for loss.

A.J. Bouye (please come back) grabbed a clutch...

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Matt Weston

Houston Texans Roster Moves: TE Logan Paulsen Released And WR Steven Mitchell Signed To Active Roster

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Midweek tuneups before Oakland.

The Texans did somethings this week. First they traded for Gareon Conley, as you already know, and they assigned him a number, not the #23, I keep seeing those dang digits everywhere, but the #22. He’ll start this week against the Oakland Raiders. Secrets secrets are lots of fun.

Texans assigned No. 22 jersey to new cornerback Gareon Conley

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 22, 2019

Houston entered the season...

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J.J. Watt’s fiancee Kealia Ohai watched his phone with serious side eye

J.J. Watt wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to watch his Houston Astros in the World Series. The Texans defensive star attended Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night along with his fiancee Kealia Ohai. The two were shown on TV at one point, which led to a funny moment. Watt was on his phone while Ohai looked over out of the corner of her eye: Whether or not she was spying and keeping an eye on her fiance is up to you to decide, but folks online thinking that was the case made the...

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Houston Texans News: October 23, 2019

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

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Texans work out three long snappers, former Rice RB Austin Walter (Houston Chronicle)

Texans re-sign tight end Jerell Adams to practice squad (Houston Chronicle)

Source: Texans cut tight end Logan Paulsen (Houston Chronicle)

Texans work out WRs J.J. Nelson, Eli Rogers (Houston Chronicle)

Texans working out veteran corner...

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Texans release tight end Logan Paulsen

Logan Paulsen became the player released to clear space for the Texans’ Gareon Conley addition. The veteran cornerback’s acquisition pushed the 10th-year tight end off the roster. Paulsen caught on with Houston to start this season, following an Atlanta release. But the former Redskins tight end has not played yet in 2019. The Texans have used Darren Fells and Jordan Akins as their tight ends, and they have Jordan Thomas and rookie Kahale Warring looming as potential IR-return...

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NFL Power Rankings: Week 8

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Things are getting interesting as the NFL moves toward the halfway point of the 2019 season.

In Week 2, the favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl lost their starting quarterback. The New Orleans Saints seemed to have lost their chance at a championship before it even started as it was reported Drew Brees would be out for about six weeks. Teddy Bridgewater took over and the Saints were simply hoping to go .500 and maybe make a run once a healthy...

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Mike Bullock

Red Zone Play: All In Against The Glass Ceiling?

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Is Bill O’Brien selling the Texans’ future for diminishing returns?

When your Houston Texans traded a third or fourth round draft pick to acquire Duke Johnson from the Cleveland Browns, it seemed like a smart move by a running team that needed to upgrade the running back corps.

When they traded away two first round draft picks and a second round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins for Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills, it seemed like a bold move from a team...

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Veteran CB E.J. Gaines working out for Texans

Shortly after losing Phillip Gaines for the season, the Houston Texans sent a third-round pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for Gareon Conley. However, they may not be done addressing the cornerback position just yet. On Tuesday — the typical day for workouts across the league — the Texans hosted former Rams sixth-round pick E.J. Gaines, who is no relation to Phillip, on a private visit, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. After spending 2018 with the Cleveland Browns,...

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Matt Weston

Texans-Colts Review: “Quick Thoughts”

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First down run troubles, Houston’s pass game success, J.J. Watt’s as the entirety of Houston’s pass rush, coverage woes, and other quick thoughts from the Texans’ loss to the Colts.

The Texans had 166 and 192 rushing yards in back-to-back weeks. Their run offense DVOA was -7.6% and 3.4%. They ran it a lot, and they were fairly effective. One of these weeks was against a good Falcons run defense, and the other was against the Chiefs’ run...

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Fantasy football: Kenny Stills, Ty Johnson among top streaming options for Week 8

If injuries or bye weeks have you seeking help for your fantasy football team, we have suggestions to plug those holes in your lineup.

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Matt Weston

Houston Texans Podcast: Burnt Toast (Texans-Colts Review)

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Houston Texans Podcast: Burnt Toast (Texans-Colts Review)

When something happens, it can leave a trace of itself behind. Say, like, if someone burns toast. Well, maybe things that happen leave other kinds of traces behind. Not things that anyone else can notice. Just like they can see things that haven’t happened yet. Well, sometimes they can see things that happened a long time ago.

Those past Indianapolis horrors that happened a long time ago came...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: October 22, 2019

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Houston Texans News

Texans corner Phillip Gaines to undergo ankle surgery, head to IR (Houston Chronicle)

Texans trade for corner Gareon Conley from Raiders (Houston Chronicle)

Texans working out ex-Steelers receiver Eli Rogers (Houston Chronicle)

Texans WR Will Fuller expected to miss several games (Houston Chronicle)

Texans’ Deshaun...

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Reality check: Texans still need to fix 'self-inflicted' mistakes

The loss to the Colts was a sobering one for the Texans, who weren't able to overcome several mental errors in Indianapolis.

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Monday Night Football Live: Patriots vs. Jets

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It’s an AFC East showdown on MNF!

The Patriots made the Jets look like a college football team in Week 3, but in the rematch in the Big Apple, things look a little different.

First of all, the Jets have a win under the belt and a serviceable quarterback. Sam Darnold returned last week to lead the Jets to their first win of the season against the Cowboys. It was a very impressive performance, but now the Jets have to double down against one of their...

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Barnwell's NFL trade grades: Another baffling move for the Texans

Houston traded for cornerback help, while the Raiders got a valuable pick in return. Bill Barnwell grades the deals.

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Snap Counts: Texans vs. Colts

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Check out yesterday’s Snap Counts!

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Texans lose Phillip Gaines for season with ankle injury

Texans cornerback Phillip Gaines is set to undergo season-ending ankle surgery, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. Per a source, Gaines will be placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a severe high ankle sprain in yesterday’s loss to the Colts. The recovery is expected to take five months. Gaines has been a rotational player since entering the league in 2014. Entering the sixth year of his career, Gaines had yet to start fewer than three games in a season, but never more...

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Matt Weston

BREAKING NEWS: Houston Texans Trade For Gareon Conley

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The Texans need secondary help, and they got it. Who needs draft picks?

Yesterday, the Texans lost to the Colts 30-23. Jacoby Brissett completed 26 of his 39 attempts, averaged 8.4 yards an attempt, threw four touchdowns, and was sacked once. The Texans couldn’t cover T.Y. Hilton. They couldn’t cover Zach Pascal. They couldn’t cover Eric Ebron.

To make matters worse, Johnathan Joseph and Phillip Gaines left the game with injuries. Replacing...

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Tim

Houston Texans Injury News: Will Fuller Expected To Miss “Multiple Games”

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Will Fuller left yesterday’s game against the Colts early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return to action. Given Fuller’s extensive injury history in the NFL, Texans fans probably aren’t the least bit surprised by the reports today that Fuller is now “expected to miss several weeks.”

#Texans WR Will Fuller, who exited yesterday’s game early, has a rather significant hamstring pull, source said. Based on recent tests...

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