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  1. Observation Deck: Houston Texans

    Paul Kuharsky

    A week after a disastrous preseason opener that created great doubt, the Houston Texans rebounded with a well-rounded effort in a 32-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Houston. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was horrific in the Texans' 32-0 loss at A...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  2. How Phillips fares against Manning

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Atlanta Falcons defense was shapeless for a long time against Peyton Manning, disguising for as long as possible before players got to their spots. It was very effective at confusing Manning, who struggled against the Falcons. But it doesn'...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  3. Considering close games

    Paul Kuharsky

    Wins in close games are often taken as a sign of a good team, per Mike Sando's chart. The Arizona Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers each won all of the games they played that were decided by 7 points or fewer last season. We didn't see either...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  4. Can T.J. Yates be Vince Ferragamo 2.0?

    Paul Kuharsky

    The presumption is doom. No team with a third-string quarterback at the helm, a rookie, no less, is going anywhere. But T.J. Yates and the Houston Texans will set about trying to disprove that theory starting Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  5. Texans' Manning could return Sunday

    Paul Kuharsky

    Much has been made of the Texans' play without defensive end Mario Williams and receiver Andre Johnson. Much is being made about how they'll fare without Matt Schaub. Danieal Manning's kind of been lost among those big names. But the safety was...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  6. Preseason game schedule on NFL Network

    Paul Kuharsky

    Every preseason game will be broadcast on NFL Network at some point. So for your planning purposes... WEEK 1 Friday, August 12 4:00 PM -- Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots Sunday, August 14 10:00 AM -- Minnesota Vikings at...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  7. Indianapolis Colts schedule analysis

    Paul Kuharsky

    Breakdown: If he wasn't locked out, Peyton Manning might have just called the Indianapolis Colts' video staff to start gathering film of Wade Phillips' defenses. Because Indianapolis opens at the Houston Texans for the second consecutive year, and th...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  8. Context on how bad Texans' defense is

    Paul Kuharsky

    Most defenses would relish a chance to face a rookie quarterback. In the case of the Houston Texans defense, things may be different. I think I'd feel better about being Rusty Smith preparing to face the Texans' pass defense than I would be if ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  9. Mailbag: On corners, criteria and CJ

    Paul Kuharsky

    Jason in Indianapolis writes: Are there any interesting cornerbacks that were "cut" from their team (in which case they wouldn't qualify as an unrestricted free agent under the CBA) still out there on the market? After losing their third-rounder to a...

    Blog | May 22, 2010
  10. Big plays in the AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    Big plays make and break teams. Interestingly, the AFC South boasts the best big play defense in the Colts and the best big-play offense in the Titans. Let's look at both categories in charts out together by NFC West maven Mike Sando with informat...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  11. Do runs for losses indicate bad run teams?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Good running teams get stopped for a loss less often than bad running teams. I knew it wouldn't stand to figure so simply when I decided to look at whether runs for losses indicated anything last season. After...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  12. More on pension tension for assistant coaches

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Here's more from Chris Mortensen on how confusion over changes to the league's pension plan prompted Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd to retire and have offensive coordinator Tom Moore ready to fol...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  13. Next generation Matthews likes Houston, Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky INDIANAPOLIS -- Clay Matthews Jr. grew up in Southern California with affection for three teams -- the Cleveland Browns, the Atlanta Falcons and the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. His father played linebacker ...

    Blog | February 21, 2009