AP Pro32 comments about Texans

AP Pro32 comments about Texans
January 2, 2013, 4:34 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Houston Texans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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HOUSTON TEXANS (8)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 8) - Houston hopes it doesn't have a problem.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 10) - They are stumbling into the playoffs, and which is rarely a good sign.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 7)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 8) - Limp into postseason losing three of last four with Schaub throwing just one TD and 3 INTs during that stretch.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 10) - Just a stunning fall from grace with three losses in their last four. Plenty of doubts about Matt Schaub heading into the playoffs. Are the Texans one-and-done?

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 5) - Only two teams finished in the NFL's Top 10 in both offense and defense this season, the Texans and Broncos.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 8) - Houston, we have a problem, and it's called gravity. The Texans are hurtling back to earth faster than Apollo 13.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 7) - Can they regain the championship glow that faded in the winter chill?

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 9) - 1-3 in their last four games is no way to enter the playoffs. Losing home- field advantage throughout the playoffs in Week 16 makes the road to the Super Bowl a bumpy one to say the least.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 8) - The Texans late season fade is of concern. Can Matt Schaub play with the big boys? We are about to find out?

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 10) - So much for the first-round playoff bye that seemed like a no-brainer a month ago. The swoon continued for the Texans with three losses in the final four regular-season games.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 10) - They lost three of their last five and no longer look like the same team that won 10 of their first 11.

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Andre Johnson - WR
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Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Johnson doesn't need full practices at this stage of his career. He's a solid WR2 for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) said he'd be surprised if he doesn't play in Sunday's game... Clowney hasn't played since tearing his meniscus in Week 1. He says he plans to "push through" the soreness that's still in his knee. If the training staff lets...
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Andre Johnson - WR
Ryan Fitzpatrick admitted he "didn't get it to Andre [Johnson] nearly enough early"... Johnson finished with 5-77-0 on nine targets, but had just one catch for four yards through the first three quarters. After the game, coach Bill O'Brien said that Johnson...
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Brian Cushing - LB
Texans ILB Brian Cushing will miss at least one week with a knee injury. It's a blow to an already vulnerable Houston run defense, and a nice upgrade to Bishop Sankey's Week 8 matchup. Justin Tuggle and Mike Mohamed figure to start at inside...
Oct 22 8:32PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps coming off Monday night's loss. He'll remain a WR2 for Week 8 against the Titans.
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Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice. The Texans listed Foster as "not injury related," but he missed practice time last week with a groin issue. Foster has a matchup with the Titans' No. 22 ranked run...
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
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Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham caught two passes for 24 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers. Graham was targeted three times, but dropped the other. It can be considered one of Graham's better statistical games of the season, which obviously means he's nowhere near...
Oct 20 11:31PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught five passes for 77 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on... Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins each saw a team-high nine targets. There was nothing special about Johnson's night. His biggest play was a 24-yard grab on a deep in route in...
Oct 20 11:25PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught six passes for 108 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Steelers on... Hopkins and Andre Johnson each saw a team-high nine targets. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw it to whichever receiver was working against embattled Steelers CB Cortez Allen. ...
Oct 20 11:16PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 14 yards on five carries and caught an 11-yard touchdown in the Texans'... Blue was the vulture on the opening-drive 11-yard score after Arian Foster managed 59 rushing yards to get the Texans near the goal line. Foster is an every-down back,...
Oct 20 11:09PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-32 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception... Fitzpatrick played well for much of the first half, leading the Texans on three consecutive scoring drives to open the game. It was a train wreck thereafter. One play...
Oct 20 10:56PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-23, Week 7 loss to the... Foster got off to a blazing start, rushing for 59 yards on the Texans' 94-yard opening touchdown drive, but was vultured by Alfred Blue for the 11-yard touchdown catch to...
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Jadeveon Clowney - LB
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