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  1. RG III report: Long and short of pass game

    John Keim

    HOUSTON -- The strategy wasn't tough and the solution wasn't surprising. The Houston Texans weren't going to let big plays beat its defense. So they opted to let the Washington Redskins try and go on long drives. The Redskins obliged, throwing horizo...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. There's big money in nickel and dime defenses - Clayton's mailbag...

    John Clayton

    Mailbag: Pass-rushers and defensive backs are cashing in as teams invest in their nickel and dime defenses, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  3. Upon Further Review: Texans Week 4

    Tania Ganguli

    Analyzing four hot issues from the Houston Texans' 23-20 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks: Was the play call wrong on the pick-six? The play on which Richard Sherman intercepted Matt Schaub was a short pass on third-and-4 with just under thre...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  4. Shea McClellin explains his stat line

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- On paper, Shea McClellin's numbers in his final year at Boise State come up short when compared to a few of the other first-round pass rushers, especially Whitney Mercilus, who went seven picks later to the Houston Texans at No. ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. New York Giants aren't even NFC's last team out in ESPN Insider's...

    Nik Bonaddio and Keith Goldner

    The New York Giants, after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, are now not even the last team out of the playoffs in the NFC, according to Insider's NFL Playoff Predictor.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  6. NFL - Drew Brees, Arian Foster lead Week 7's best performances

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei examines the best and worst performances of Week 7 in the NFL. Drew Brees, Arian Foster and DeMarco Murray played well, while Charlie Whitehurst had a rough outing.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  7. RTC: Texans miss Foster in the red zone

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Writes Richard Justice: "Even with Arian Foster sidelined, the Texans still have to run it in the red zone. There's just no other way, because it's way too easy to defend the pass on a short field." Gary ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  8. Vance Joseph: CBs will challenge routes

    Paul Kuharsky

    Good defensive backs should have short memories. Typically that cliched line is applied play-to-play or game-to-game. In the case of the Houston Texans, season-to-season would be good, too. Houston had the worst pass defense in the NFL in 2010, yi...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  9. RTC: Texans perfecting art of losing late

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Vince Young, Glover Quin and the Texans defense were among the least valuable players in the league Sunday, says Shutdown Corner. Houston Texans The pass defense undid the day in short order, says John McClain. Th...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  10. Rapid Reaction: Texans 35, Chiefs 31

    Bill Williamson

    HOUSTON -- A look at a big game for the Kansas City Chiefs. What It Means: The Chiefs are a competitive team, but they are still learning how to win. They were outclassed by the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter, losing the game on a short pass...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  11. Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels wants to play in season opener

    Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels cut sharply, caught a short pass and sprinted 20 yards down the middle of an empty practice field.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  12. Rapid Reaction: Texans 28, Lions 21

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky The Houston Texans were able to run out to a big lead and hold on against Detroit. Along the way Matt Schaub twice found tight end Owen Daniels wide open in the end zone on play-action passes from short range f...

    Blog | October 19, 2008