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    July 28, 2014

    2014 Fantasy Crime League: Final Standings, Season Awards

    After much debate and conjecture, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed all the evidence, circumstantial and (presumably) visual, and handed down the punishment: Ray Rice would be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 season for his part in a violent incident with his then-fiancée/now-wif ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Gambling! Betting Lines For The First 16 Weeks Of The 2014 NFL Season!

    Every diehard NFL fan thinks that he (or she) is smarter than the next guy (or gal). To that end, Las Vegas is fully aware of the intellectual narcissism of Joe NFL Fan, especially the Joe NFL Fans that like to gamble, and therefore tries to take advantage by sucking us them into the game by game w ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Post-Draft NFL Season Win Totals Are Out! The Texans' Number Is....

    Amidst the myriad of Johnny Manziel prop bets and NFL Draft forecast wagers, anyone who enjoys the occasional bet knows that there is a distinct beginning to NFL betting season, a harbinger of the gambling delights of the autumn. It's when the Las Vegas Hilton releases its first post-NFL Draft seas ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: One Last Stab At Christmas Spending Money

    I think of all the sports, the NFL strikes the perfect balance of regular season meaningfulness, rewards for regular season success, and playoff inclusiveness. Certainly, the 2013 NFL season backs that up with a Week 16 slate that sees almost two thirds of the league with playoff hopes still alive. ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Colts 25, Texans 3: The Long, Painful Road Home

    The Texans have never won in Indianapolis. Never. On Sunday, the status quo was thoroughly maintained with a 25-3 loss at the hands of the lackluster Colts. The Colts hadn't scored a first half touchdown in like 10 games (probably more like three, but that last sentence fragment may be the most dram ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: "Texans New Head Coach" Odds Are Out!

    Before the 2013 NFL season started, you could get odds on which head coach would be the first one fired this season. (I have no idea what it must feel like to have people betting on your employment status, but it's not for me to be the moral compass of wagering. The odds are out there, and therefore ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Texans Special Teams: 8 Negative Plays That Lost The Colts Game

    Among the numerous statistical conundrums that define the 2013 Houston Texans, perhaps the one most often mentioned is the fact that the Houston Texans' defense somehow ranks first in the NFL in fewest yards allowed per game. Out of respect before each game and then perhaps to inflate their own acc ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The Houston Texans' Futility Against The Spread (Also, Best Bets)

    We all know the Texans' numbers by now, I laid them out for you in all the startling detail earlier this week. 4-8 over their last 12 games, four losses in a row, one second half touchdown in their last four games, pick sixes galore. But of all the Texans' egregious transgressions, there is one tha ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Trent Richardson Traded To The Colts: The Death Of The Highly Drafted Running Back

    In both Major League Baseball and the NBA, trades are fairly commonplace, not only during the offseason, but in season as well. The trade deadlines in each sport are well known by fans and generally viewed as important dates on the respective calendars for each sport. That's where the NFL has alway ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2013

    Texans Chemistry: Do the Texans Have the Formula to Win a Championship?

    Head Coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub are cooking up another season together

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    January 4, 2013

    Texans-Bengals, Act III: Same Names, But New Identities

    After a season of lofty hopes and expectations of a home AFC Championship game, the Texans find themselves in the exact same spot they were one year ago. They're the number three seed in the AFC playoffs, opening at Reliant Stadium against number six Cincinnati. The Texans thrashed the Bengals, 31 ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, NFL Playoff Edition

    Best bets time and after going 5-1 last week, just in time for the holidays I might add, we are all even now heading into 2013! 50-50-2! People who are into hobbies like to talk about conducting those activities under optimal conditions. Skiers enjoy skiing with four feet of powder on a sunny day. ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Texans-Colts: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, "Playoff Apocalypse" Version

    Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that any plans you had to take a week off from Texans' football in order to get some early spring cleaning done or go visit relatives, well, you best change them. After losing 28-16 to the Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis (Texans are 0-11 lifetime ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    NFL Playoff Scenarios: A Guide To This Sunday

    Week 17 of the NFL season is upon us this weekend, and while there are still plenty of moving (or potentially moving) parts left to be slotted, the one thing we are sure of is that in the NFC the Atlanta Falcons will have a first round bye and home field throughout the playoffs. The Texans have to ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    AFC Playoff Projections, Week 7: First One Onto The Colts Bandwagon!

    When Peyton Manning and the Broncos stormed back with 35 unanswered points in the second half of their 35-24 Monday night win against the Chargers this week, they accomplished a few things: 1. They tied an NFL record for the largest comeback win by a road team in NFL history. 2. They evened their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Peyton Manning's Colts Career Ends, More Cheesy Peyton Videos Begin

    If everyday breakups went as smoothly as the press conference at Colts headquarters Wednesday, you'd see far fewer people staying in dysfunctional relationships to merely avoid the pain and anguish that comes with ending it. Colts owner Jim Irsay and longtime quarterback/franchise icon Peyton Manni ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Colts 19, Texans 16: The Day The Sports Gods Reminded Houstonians To Know Our Role

    Oh, there goes gravity​For months, it seemed as though the Texans were the average Houstonian's sports salvation. Never mind the Astros' status as the worst organization in baseball and a Bud Selig-forced move to the American League after 50 years. Never mind that the Rockets, after cleverly ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    The Peyton Manning Saga -- A Very Special 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Everyone wants The Beard​"Peyton Manning's not going to let (the Colts) draft Andrew Luck." -- Phil Simms "I don't talk to Phil. Phil doesn't talk to me. He did text me after that, saying 'Hey, sorry to drag your name into this.' I wrote back, 'Phil I don't know what you're talking about.' He ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Texans-Saints, Etc. -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Big winner: James Casey​The easy fall back after Sunday's 40-33 to the New Orleans Saints is to say "Same ol' Texans," and in a way, I understand. Red zone issues, fourth quarter brain farts (23 points allowed), the untimely turnover, same ol' Texans. But I choose to look at the glass half f ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, A Salute To TV Season Premieres

    DWTS = this week's Philly-Giants game?​Television fascinates me. It seems like a new station pops up onto my channel grid every day to the point where I'm actually a little disappointed I haven't been approached by anyone to televise the Sean Network. I mean, doesn't everyone have their own ne ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Texans 34, Colts 7: In Role Reversal, Defense Picks Up Offense

    Photo by Marco TorresMatt Schaub encountered the odd concept of relying on his defense.​It took just 12 game minutes for Wade Phillips and his new-look defense to show why this year's Texans could be different from their once-promising predecessors. Matt Schaub wasn't himself early on, air-ma ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 1 -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Photo by Marco Torres​Yesterday was a great day. The NFL season kicked off, the Texans were at home, and the weather was an unseasonably cool 96 degrees in Houston, perfect tailgating weather if you can deal with pit stains and butt sweat. Oh, and the Texans beat the Colts in the opener for t ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Texans-Colts: Five Things to Watch

    No Peyton, no chance.​With Peyton Manning out for Sunday's opener and potentially the entire year after undergoing a second surgery on his neck, the narrative for Houston changes from a statement game to one of trends. That is, there should be no way to actually lose, or for the final score t ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 8, 2011

    The New Normal

    The Texans start operating like a bona fide NFL team.

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    November 2, 2010

    Colts 30, Texans 17: Indianapolis Still Has No Answer for Arian Foster. Enter Gary Kubiak

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherGary Kubiak knows how to keep Arian Foste from beating the Colts​In week one, the Texans (4-3) annihilated the Colts because Indianapolis couldn't stop running back Arian Foster, who rushed for 231 yards and three touchdowns. In week eight, the Colts (5-2) still couldn't ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Texans-Colts: You Come At The King, You Best Not Miss

    The Texans failed to heed sage advice​"You come at the king, you best not miss." -- Omar Little, The Wire That line works. Whether you're trying to riddle the most feared gangster in the drug neighborhood with bullets or whether you're attempting to sweep the season series from the best quarter ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Texans 34, Colts 24: Foster Dashes To Stardom, But Give Kubiak His Due

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherMario Williams was a stud against the Colts​See photos from the season-opening game in our slideshow. For a brief time, the script looked all too familiar on Sunday at Reliant Stadium. The Texans raced out to a big first-half lead over the Colts, only to watch Peyton Man ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Our Year

    Will Texans make it to playoffs?

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    April 21, 2010

    Game Time: I, For One, Am Excited About the Texans Schedule

    ​As far as an industry goes, there is a lot for the National Football League to be proud of. Massive global appeal, groundbreaking television offerings surrounding both the games themselves as well as the happenings behind the scenes, competitive balance -- all reasons it's the most successful ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Texans Schedule Out, And More Rides On Kubiak Than Ever Before

    ​The season remains nearly five months away, but with Tuesday night's much-celebrated release of the 2010 NFL schedule, the gameplanning for Peyton Manning among the Texans' brain trust can and should officially begin. Sure, this week's draft is the more pressing matter. Yes, there are still ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Then Tracy Porter Intercepted The Bag Of Money And Returned It

    Photo courtesy FBI​ Wearing his gear proudly, this Indianapolis Colts fan robbed a bank inside a Randall's on FM 1960 Friday night. We assume he needed the cash to put down a boatload on the Colts giving four and a half."The photo clearly shows the Colts logo on the shirt as well as the large hand ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    A Scientific Comparison Of Indianapolis And New Orleans

    ​Even before Katrina, Houston was long a brother to New Orleans. Cars packed with revelers make that I-10 drive come Mardi Gras time, or whenever the urge hits.Katrina only cemented the bond. So with the Saints in the Super Bowl, as odd as those five words strung together may sound, we're firmly r ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Is Anyone Rooting For The Colts In The Super Bowl?

    ​Now that the NFL is down to two teams, the big question remains -- who the hell is going to be rooting for Indianapolis?Let's examine the options.The cities.On the one hand, you have a town (not a city) full of pasty Midwesterners, a burg that only has an NFL team because the owner of one of the ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Game Time: NFL Conference Title Predictions...Channeling College Football

    There's no two ways about it, my NFL playoff predictions have been terrible. As I outlined on Monday, I reached a point this past weekend, after going goose eggs on the first seven games, where I picked the Jets to beat the Chargers outright merely because every rational thought and shred of evide ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    What's It Gonna Take To Get Gary Kubiak Fired?

    Photo by Mark C. Austin​Before the football season, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair supposedly said that anything short of the playoffs for the team would be unacceptable. I say supposedly because here we are, in January, at the end of another non-playoff season, and not only is Gary Kubiak still ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Game Time: Texans Playoff Rooting Manifesto 3.0..."Jim Caldwell Sucks" Edition

    ​There will be no need for 2,000 words to explain the various permutations of things that need to happen this week for the Texans to make the 2009 NFL Playoffs. Thanks to the various dominoes falling yesterday, heading into Week 17, the following scenario needs to play out:-- Texans beat the Patri ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Sure, The Colts Screwed The Texans Yesterday. But You Can Get A Free Glass Of Champagne Because Of It!

    ​As our Sean Pendergast ably points out, the Indianapolis Colts gave a big eff-you to the Houston Texans yesterday, dealing the locals' playoff chances a deathblow. (Technically, the Texans' playoff hopes are alive, but they're as alive as David Carr's Hall of Fame candidacy.)The Colts called off ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Game Time: Your Texans Playoff Rooting Manifesto, 2009 Edition...Yeah, You Heard Me!!

    ​The internet has been a wonderful invention. It's allowed us to do all of our Christmas shopping in our underwear, go to college in our underwear, hell even go to work in our underwear. Basically, it's allowed us to do a lot of things in our underwear that we never thought possible, including giv ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Colts 35, Texans 27: At Least You Saw This One Coming

    ​The most alarming aspect in the latest installment of Texans collapses wasn't the game itself. Rather, what's most frightening is just how customary this has become under the leadership of head coach Gary Kubiak.In this week's edition, the lion's share of blame goes to quarterback Matt Schaub and ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Game Time: Defining Texans Coach Gary Kubiak

    ​"When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment... or the moment defines you." -- Roy McAvoyCertainly, I'm not asking Gary Kubiak to make like the source of the above quote and take multiple 3-wood shots over a water hazard to post a 12 on the last hole of the U.S. Open, or even do o ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Texans Find Yet Another Way To Turn Breakthrough Into Heartbreak

    ​Before 2004, I remember laughing at Red Sox fans and the Curse of the Bambino. I rolled my eyes while Cubs fans whined about a goat. I remember being baffled that grown men and women could seriously believe or discuss outside forces having an impact on what occurs in the field of play.Then I met ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Game Time: Kick In The Junk...Wide Left

    ​I woke up Sunday morning thinking that things had to get better. After a week that started off with a right cross from Kobe, a left hook from the Yankees, and a sucker punch in the junk from Notre Dame, I thought surely these events were just karmic balance for what was going to be the biggest w ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Wednesday Morning Quarterbacking: Special Post-Amsterdam Edition

    So I was in Amsterdam for the weekend – working on those frequent flyer miles – and I missed the Texans’ 33-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. However, the BBC World Service did manage to show highlights from the Titans/Jaguars game. After the game, Gary Kubiak went with the “we had a ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Wednesday Morning Quarterbacking: Special Post-Amsterdam Edition

    So I was in Amsterdam for the weekend – working on those frequent flyer miles – and I missed the Texans’ 33-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. However, the BBC World Service did manage to show highlights from the Titans/Jaguars game. After the game, Gary Kubiak went with the “we had a go ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Texans' Downhill Swing Likely to Pick up Momentum Against Colts

    Peyton to Texans: "See you sissies in Hell" Wow, was it just three weeks ago that the Texans were 3-4 and people were talking playoffs? Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? The Texans are now 3-6 and are playing the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. The Texans haven’t had a lot of luck against ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Texans' Downhill Swing Likely to Pick up Momentum Against Colts

    Peyton to Texans: "See you sissies in Hell" Wow, was it just three weeks ago that the Texans were 3-4 and people were talking playoffs? Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? The Texans are now 3-6 and are playing the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. The Texans haven’t had a lot of luck against the ... More >>

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