Houston Texans

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Reed Starting At Safety For Jets, Holmes Returns To Lineup

Santonio Holmes returns to the Jets’ lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury.

11/17/2013

Ed Reed (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ryan Has His Faults, But He Knows Reed Can Still Play

Don’t be shocked if Reed helps the Jets win one or more games the rest of the way. If that one win gets the Jets to the postseason, the signing will prove worthwhile.

11/15/2013

Giants co-owner John Mara (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants Rank 4th On Forbes’ Most Valuable NFL Teams List; Jets No. 6

Forbes has released their annual ranking of the highest team values in the NFL, and the Giants and Jets both cracked the top 10.

08/14/2013

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 16: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first half of during the game at Reliant Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

J.J. Watt Leads The Houston Texans With Intensity, Leadership, And Pure Skill

The Houston Texans have long seen their offense strike when the iron is hot and consistently run up the score, but they’ve needed the defense to keep the lead. With some players leaving and others are not living up to the hype, J.J. Watt brings the whole package to a team that is getting better every season.

08/09/2013

Antonio Smith (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) and Manti Te'o (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Texans’ Antonio Smith On Manti Te’o: ‘People Would Kill Him’ In Our Locker Room

“Our locker room is full of clowns and, oh man, people would kill him,” Smith said. “I mean, he would be the butt of every joke for at least two, three years.”

03/06/2013

Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans is tended to after he was injured against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Cushing On Season-Ending Block From Slauson: ‘There Was Nothing Clean About It’

“I can understand if you’re 180 pounds and trying to block a 300-pound guy, and you know you have no chance,” Cushing said. “But I’m not looking, we’re behind the ball, and it’s low. And (Slauson) specifically, with a purpose, went for the knee.”

02/21/2013

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Texans Knock Out Bengals, Advance To Face Patriots

The Houston Texans defeated the Bengals 19-13 and will face the Patriots in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

01/05/2013

General manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Silverman: The House Is Fine, So Giants Don’t Need To Tear It Down

There’s no need for the Giants to make major changes, as the foundation needed to build a winner still remains.

01/05/2013

Peyton Manning (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

With two weeks left in the season, the NFC East, NFC West and AFC North titles are still up for grabs, not to mention the four Wild Card spots.

12/20/2012

Eli Manning (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants Ready To Play ‘Can You Top This’ With The Patriots

This week the Giants go to Atlanta with a chance to do the same thing to the team that has played the best regular-season football in the NFC this year.

12/13/2012

Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 15 NFL Power Rankings

The madness continued in Week 14. The Chargers bombed the Steelers in Pittsburgh, the Falcons get Cam’ed in Carolina, the Pats flexed their muscles against Houston and the 9-4 Ravens fired their offensive coordinator after blowing a game in D.C.

12/11/2012

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lets one fly during a 42-14 rout of the Texans on Dec. 10, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Make A Mockery Of AFC Showdown, Destroy Powerhouse Texans

Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots romping through December, looking like a Super Bowl team.

12/11/2012

Gary Kubiak (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Silverman: Smith, Kubiak Lead This Year’s Class Of Top NFL Coaches

The NFL is not a place for the patient, yet the two most successful coaches in this year’s regular season have benefited from owners who take a long-term view.

12/06/2012

Peyton Manning (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

It was a tough week for the Top 10, as the Niners, Giants, Ravens and Bears all lost. The Steelers, Bengals, Seahawks and Redskins are all poised and ready to crack the rankings.

12/05/2012

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans celebrates with teammates after scoring on a one-yard run. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

Through 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 “Dream Team” Eagles.

11/28/2012

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