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Matt Weston

Battle Red Radio: Texans v. Broncos Preview

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Week Fourteen. Broncos-Texans. 49ers-Saints. Ravens-Bills. Chiefs-Patriots.

I’ve experiences ego death. I have no feelings for this Sunday. I don’t care about the rest of this season. The only thing I care about is that the Texans finally beat the Patriots. The thing I’ve always wanted to have happen this decade happened. So, now, what. I’m supposed to care about the Broncos. I don’t care about anything! And I’ve never been happier.

It’s week...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: December 6, 2019

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, December 6, 2019.

Houston Texans News

Texans’ Vernon Hargreaves: “Feel like I could be here for the long-term” (Houston Chronicle)

Broncos’ Vic Fangio recalls time with Texans (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

What we learned from Bears’ victory over Cowboys (NFL.com)

Jerry Jones tired of Cowboys ‘losing, losing, losing’ (NFL.com)

Odell Beckham...

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Jeremy_Brener

Thursday Night Football Live: Cowboys vs. Bears

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Two teams that many thought would be better than they have been meet up on TNF this week.

Tonight, the Cowboys and Bears both sit at 6-6. In a few hours, one team will move above .500 and the other will fall below.

The Cowboys have more to lose as they currently sit atop their division, but the Bears are looking to play spoiler and build off of the momentum they’ve built over the past two weeks with the hopes of securing a Wild...

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Tim

All This Confidence Makes Me Uneasy

Turns out beating the Patriots boosts a fan base’s self-confidence. Who knew?

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Texans fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Fresh off a monstrous victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, the confidence of Texans fans participating in FanPulse has never been higher.

70% of those surveyed are now confident about...

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Matt Weston

BRB Group Think: How Valuable Is Deshaun Watson?

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Let’s ask a question. Toss some rocks. See how everyone feels.

BFD and I were in the midst of the hour long conversation that we have once a week, and Deshaun Watson’s value came up. BFD said the Texans would be, like, a zero win team without him. I said they’d have closer to five wins. Bill O’Brien can get the least amount of talent out of a talented roster, he knows how to run an offense around a hideous quarterback, and Romeo Crennel is a witch...

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Mike Bullock

Johnathan Joseph Is On Top

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#24 is actually #1.

If you peel back the curtain to see what’s happening behind all the Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt related news, one of the stalwarts of the Houston Texans’ defense is quietly setting records and cementing his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

On Sunday night, in front of a nationally televised audience, Johnathan Joseph, the seventh year Texan, notched his 50th game with multiple pass deflections, surpassing...

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Matt Weston

2019 NFL Power Rankings: The Final Turn

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Ranking each team from 32-1 before the last four games of the regular season are played.

Traditional power rankings overreact to one HUGE WIN and one sad (!) loss. Rarely do they take in account the entire season. To give a more accurate representation of what’s going on, and where these teams currently stand, I will not equivocate or give into the yank of heartstrings the NFL season brings week to week.

Instead of living with such a short memory, and...

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Mike Bullock

Houston Texans Jonathan Joseph Is On Top

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#24 is actually #1

If you peel back the curtain to see what’s happening behind all the Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt related news, one of the stalwarts of the Houston Texans defense is quietly setting records and cementing his place in the NFL Hall of Fame.

On Sunday night in front of a nationally televised audience, Joseph, the 7th year Texan, notched his 50th game with multiple pass deflections, surpassing former Tampa Bay Buccaneer...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: December 5, 2019

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, December 5, 2019.

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Texans participate in My Cause, My Cleats (Houston Chronicle)

Texans’ Will Fuller, Brennan Scarlett limited in practice (Houston Chronicle)

Texans’ running game has taken step backward (Houston Chronicle)

When Texans’ Deshaun Watson, Nick Martin go out to eat, who pays? (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

Rhodes...

ESPN.com - Houston Texans

Texans' second-chance secondary building on two solid performances

The Texans have four former first-round picks in their defensive backfield -- none picked by the Texans -- and they're jelling at just the right time.

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Kenneth L.

Texans-Broncos Preview: Breaking Down Drew Lock’s Broncos

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Denver is already calling the rookie a franchise QB.

There’s no resting on your laurels in the NFL. If you think the Denver Broncos give two turkeys about the biggest win in Texans’ franchise history, think again. On Sunday afternoon, the Broncos are coming to NRG Stadium with the sole purpose of wrecking the Texans chances to further secure a spot in the NFL Playoffs.

The Denver Broncos are having a 2013-2017 Texans-esque season, featuring their...

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Mike Bullock

Quick Hits: Texans vs. Broncos

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Football stats make the world go ‘round!

As the Texans come down off the mountain top high of soundly defeating the New England Patriots at home last Sunday night, they welcome another AFC opponent to NRG this week in the ailing Denver Broncos, led by ex-Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco rookie QB Drew Lock.

While this has ALL the makings of a trap game, the Texans also have all the makings of a team about to go on a tear. While the any...

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Tim

Deshaun Watson Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week Yet Again

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That’s three times already this season.

You might have heard that the Texans defeated the Patriots a few nights ago. A big reason that happened was the play of one Deshaun Watson. Fortunately, the powers that be noticed and have awarded DW4 with the NFL’s AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance in Week 13.

#Texans QB @deshaunwatson has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13.

This marks his 3rd POW award this...

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Matt Weston

12/01/2019

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I still can’t believe it finally happened.

You can read about the previous decade of hell here.

12/01/2019

My birthday again. Here it is again. The last remnants of the decade, and while I twirl my hair, twenty-something life. The brain compacted, compressed, and molded in my skull this decade, is starting to solidify, and grow gray and rigid and oblong. I’m here. I’m me. I got it. My feet are starting to stick in the swamps of my ways.

Waking up...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: December 4, 2019

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Houston Texans News

Texans sign LB Nate Hall, cut TE Jerell Adams, work out Eric Lee (Houston Chronicle)

Jadeveon Clowney says he didn’t want to leave Texans (Houston Chronicle)

Texans see continual growth from Deshaun Watson (Houston Chronicle)

Texans tight end Darren Fells sets franchise record (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

Panthers fire...

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Jeremy_Brener

2019 NFL Playoffs: AFC Playoff Picture Through Week 13

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Here’s how things look through 13 weeks.

Despite Houston’s big win over New England Sunday night, very little changed for their current playoff positioning. Houston began the week with the #3 seed in the AFC and finished the week still at #3.

Here’s the current outlook on the AFC Playoff standings:

Baltimore Ravens (10-2) *holds tiebreaker over NE with Week 9 win New England Patriots (10-2) Houston Texans (8-4) *holds tiebreaker over KC with Week...

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TexanRevJ

NFL Power Rankings: Week 14

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Don’t count out Mike Tomlin.

It’s been a season full of hot takes as to who deserves to be coach of the year. Most people are spouting off on Kyle Shanahan and John Harbaugh for the amazing jobs they have done for the 49ers and Ravens. Others recognize the greatness of Sean Payton who survived an injury to Drew Brees only to turn Teddy Bridgewater into a prized possession come this offseason. For my money though, the NFL Coach of the Year is none...

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Mike Bullock

Red Zone Play: Houston Texans Are First And Goal Again

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While they’ve been here before, the Texans might finally be in the franchise red zone for good

Three things really needed to happen this season for the Texans to take the next step and contend for AFC king of the hill spot.

Bill O’Brien needed to allow some creativity to take advantage of the offensive talent Houston needed to beat the best the AFC had to offer. They need to advance beyond the AFC Divisional Round in the playoffs

So far, things are...

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UprootedTexan

Hair of the Dog - Texans/Patriots

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The BRB gang get together to talk about a rather momentous game in the Texans season (maybe history?).

I have never seen the Houston Texans beat the New England Patriots. Granted they’ve only done it twice, but for both times I was unavoidably detained. The first time was the day my mother-in-law died, and the second, Sunday night,...

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Matt Weston

Battle Red Radio: Texans-Patriots Review

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Matt and BFD break down the Texans’ greatest win in franchise history and answer your questions, loyal reader.

The things that we want more than anything to happen rarely happen. No matter how strong the desire is, or the resources invested, or the amount of work that gets put in, it just never happens. Sometimes it’s a talent issue. Sometimes you aren’t sure what to do, or how to do it. And sometimes, you know what you need to do and could do these...

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