The Houston Texans (11-1) have a two-game lead on the rest of the AFC but will they be able to beat the reigning New England Patriots? The Patriots (9-3) definitely aren’t ready to concede the conference they’ve represented in the Super Bowl five times in the last 11 years. (more)
Michael Vick led his Philadelphia Eagles downfield for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to claim victory over the Houston Texans 34-24 Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles were up 20-10 at the half before Arian Foster found the end zone twice in the third block, setting the stage for Vick and Co. to rally for their eighth win of the season. Vick completed 22 passes for 302 yards and two TD’s while collecting 48 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
“This young man is playing as good as anybody I’ve seen play in the NFL and I’ve been doing it for a while,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said of Vick. “He’s special and we just tried to contain him, but obviously he still had a big night. He’s been doing it against a lot of people. We had a couple of chances for turnovers. He gave us a couple of opportunities that we just didn’t take advantage of.”
The Eagles now sit atop the NFC East Division as the Texans trail the Jaguars, Colts and Titans in the AFC South. Philadelphia is set to take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, December 12th at Cowboys Stadium. Houston will be featured in Monday night’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens December 13th.
The Indianapolis Colts regained their usual position atop the AFC South Division after defeating the Houston Texans 30-17 Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Longtime Colts QB Peyton Manning wasted no time getting the offense in motion, hitting Jacob Tamme with a short pass for the initial score five minutes into the first quarter. Kelvin Hayden then came through on the defensive end at the start of the second with a 25 yard interception return for six. “In the first half, we didn’t do a thing. We dug ourselves a hole,” said Texans QB Matt Schaub. “It’s a hole you don’t want to be in to any team in this league, especially with this team and the defense they have.”
Indianapolis was able to win their fifth game of the season without All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark, receiver Austin Colle and running back Joseph Addai. “Whoever’s in there has to somehow find a way to do the job. It’s not always going to be pretty or perfect, but you’ve just got to keep grinding,” said Manning. “That’s kind of the word we use. Just keep grinding and trying to make some plays.” Mike Hart led the rushing game with 84 yards from 12 carries. Manning totaled for 268 yards and two TD’s from 26 passes completed. The Colts are scheduled to matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday as the Texans play host to the San Diego Chargers.
The first round of football is now complete with the Kansas City Chiefs wrapping Monday night’s events in a surprise 21-14 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The Baltimore Ravens proved their worth after shutting down the outspoken New York Jets in yesterday’s defensive battle. The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots showcased their offensive abilities, racking up 38 points apiece to start the season at 1-0. Sunday’s biggest upset was the Houston Texans over the Indianapolis Colts to claim the early Division lead. Check for all week 1 scores below!
Thursday, September 9, 2010New Orleans Saints 14, Minnesota Vikings 9 – The Saints rallied with a third quarter touchdown to keep the Super Bowl celebrations alive.
Sunday, September 12, 2010Miami Dolphins 15, Buffalo Bills 10 – The Bills produced their only TD in the fourth quarter, falling short at home against the Division rival Dolphins.
Chicago Bears 19, Detroit Lions 14 – Calvin Johnson almost led the Lions to their first away victory in three years but couldn’t secure the football in the end zone, giving the Bears the controversial W. (more)
The Houston Texans just recently extended All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson’s contract that will keep him signed under the organization through the 2016 season. The additional two-year $23 million deal guarantees $13 million and provides incentives where he could earn up to $38.5 million. The seven-year veteran gained a total of 1,569 yards from 101 receptions last season with the Texans, becoming the second wide-out since Jerry Rice to lead the league in receiving yards in consecutive seasons.
Johnson was very excited to complete negotiations and shift his attention to the upcoming regular season. “I can’t say that the offseason wasn’t a little bit frustrating, just sitting at home and thinking about contract things,” he said. “Once I came in, I put it behind me and I let my agent handle it. As you can see, it worked out, so I’m very excited about it…I always said I wanted to play for one team, and to be able to play for the Houston Texans for the rest of my career, it’s a tremendous honor.”
In 2009 the Texans were able to produce their first winning season since joining the NFL in 2002. They finished in second behind the Indianapolis Colts and conceded the wild card on a tie-breaker to the New York Jets. Houston will kick off their 2010 campaign at home against the Colts. Find the best deals for Houston Texans regular season tickets with us at Ace!
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was focused on his football team more so instead of media responses following their successful 35-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. When asked about the potential options to rest the starters he kept it simple as always, saying “we’ll kind of have to figure all that out here in the next couple of days. Right now, our focus this morning was to come in and watch the Jacksonville game, make some corrections on that, talk about the things that we need to do and then get ready for Houston.”
Despite his routine mannerisms in Monday’s press conference, people couldn’t help but notice a slight difference in his tone when the simple question of how he’s doing was asked. “I’m doing good. Doing real good. It was a good day for us yesterday,” he said. “We’ll try to hopefully stay on that track. Good preparation, good practice and play well.”
The Patriots will next be tested against the Houston Texans, a squad still fighting to gain a wild-card playoff spot. If one scenario plays out New England will find themselves battling the Texans again in the first round. For now they’ll put the regular season to a close on Sunday, January 3rd at Reliant Stadium. New England Patriots tickets are available now with us at AceTicket.com!
Houston Texans kicker Kris Brown missed a 49-yard field goal attempt with just seconds remaining, giving the Tennessee Titans the 20-17 win Monday night at Reliant Stadium. Titans QB Vince Young threw for 116 yards while rushing for 73, leaving 29 carries and 151 yards for stand-out RB Chris Johnson. Young has led his squad to 4-0 since taking over at starting QB, improving the once struggling Titans to 4-6.
“I think you get a sense this game could have gone in either direction,” said Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher. “I can’t say how much it means to us to come back in here and get back on track again and fortunately get a win.”
Titans kicker Rob Bironas really came through in the clutch with two 50+ field goals to hold off the Texans. Two years ago he set an NFL record with eight field goals in Houston. “I always feel good down here … I like Houston,” he said. “I don’t think Houston likes me too much.” The Titans will next face the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, November 29th at 4:15 PM. Houston is set to rematch the Indianapolis Colts on the 29th as well at 1:00 PM. The Texans will be hungry for a win after losing their last two by three to the Colts and Titans.
After holding out four games this season following all training camp and pre-season play, Michael Crabtree has finally reached contract agreements with the San Francisco 49ers. Crabtree agreed to a six year deal that he can void up to five years if he meets undefined performance clauses. Wednesday was the first time in a few weeks that Crabtree and agent Eugene Parker spoke with GM Scott McCloughan and Paraag Marathe.
The 22 year old wide-out made 19 receptions for 1,165 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2008 at Texas Tech. Coach Mike Singletary has said he will welcome Crabtree as soon as he is able to join the team. The 49ers so far this year are off to their best regular season start since 2002, leading the NFC West with a 3-1 record. Their next game is set for Sunday, October 11th when they host the Atlanta Falcons at Candlestick Park. After a bye during Week 6 they will travel to Reliant Stadium to face the Houston Texans October 25th.
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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan officially announced rookie Mark Sanchez as their starting quarterback. Sanchez will be the first rookie QB to start the season opener for the organization since Dick Jamieson in 1960, back when they were known as the New York Titans. “I feel that the best move for our franchise and our team is to go with Mark as our quarterback,” Ryan said Wednesday. “I think Mark gives us the best opportunity to win.”
It was only possible for the Jets to select Sanchez through trading up in the draft. This off-season they signed the former USC standout to a five-year deal that could be worth up to $60 million($28 million guaranteed). In last week’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sanchez completed just 3 of 8 passes for 43 yards.
During his debut he was welcomed to the NFL by veteran Ray Lewis with a hit to the stomach, causing him to toss up an interception. “Not obviously the way you want to start. I thought I was doing the right thing; I felt Ray come free on the right side from the protection,” said Sanchez. “I was checking it down to the flat, perfect. Haloti just jumped right in front of the ball and made a really athletic play.”
Sanchez and the Jets are scheduled to face off against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles before kicking off the regular season against the Houston Texans on Sunday, September 13th at Reliant Stadium.
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After a surprising 2008 season, the Houston Texans are looking to improve on their 8-8 record. With a core of Andre Johnson, Mario Williams, and 2nd year Steve Slaton, the Texans are shooting for the 2009 playoffs. They focused on defense in the 2009 draft, getting USC linebacker Brian Cushing with the 19th overall pick. In a tough division carried by the Colts and Titans, the Texans will need big wins in their division games in order to either win the division or win the wild card.
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