A late divisional battle could see the Indianapolis Colts take the AFC South crown with two games still left to go, but the Houston Texans are fighting for a playoff spot and still need the win badly. Dan Fouts of CBS Sports took the time to talk on the big AFC match-up and what it means to both teams.
From players to referees to fans, everyone is getting in on the Week 9 action…but maybe not in the way they imagined. Here’s 5 people who were in the right (or wrong) place at the right time…
The Colts went up 24-0 in the first quarter this Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup. Could’ve been another blowout, but the Texans made of game of it.
Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had a great first quarter and did just enough the rest of the way to hold off the Houston Texans 33-28 on Thursday night.
Colts-Texans could come down to a last-second field goal, and it appears to be an excellent week to play perhaps the greatest placekicker in NFL history in the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri.
Could this be it-the first competitive Thursday night game of the 2014 NFL season? The Colts visit Houston as just a three-point favorite, and both teams are 3-2, so at the risk of being the Mary Swanson to your Lloyd Christmas, I’m saying there’s a chance.
The Houston Texans are looking better in 2014 and the Indianapolis Colts have turned things around after a slow start to the year. Former NFL quarterback and CBS analyst Chris Simms took time to talk to me about the upcoming AFC South battle on Thursday Night Football, and he had some great things to say.
Rashad Jennings’ efforts to motivate his teammates Sunday worked wonders, especially for him. Now, the object is keeping the team together week after week.
Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes as the New York Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Houston Texans 30-17 on Sunday.
The Giants were just ahead of the Texans with a minus-15 turnover differential and easily led the league with 44 turnovers last year. Unlike Houston, New York hasn’t been able to fix the problem.
It’s time for the Giants to look in the mirror and figure out how they need to play. Houston has been able to execute, while coach Tom Coughlin’s team has failed to do so.
With Jon Beason’s status up in the air and rookie Devon Kennard already sidelined with a hamstring problem, Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich will likely split strong-side linebacker duties next to Jameel McClain for the Giants on Sunday.
Since Pro Bowl guard Chris Snee retired at the start of training camp and high-priced free agent Geoff Schwartz was injured in a preseason game, there have been giant concerns about the New York’s offensive line.
The Houston Texans are a surprising 2-0 under new head coach Bill O’Brien. Meanwhile, the New York Football Giants are still winless after losing their home opener to the Arizona Cardinals 25-14 on Sunday. This week, $100 million man J.J. Watt comes into the Big Apple looking to extend the Giants’ misery.
The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend.