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Texans battered QB Watson says he will play

Texans battered QB Watson says he will play

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Quarterback Deshaun Watson took a beating during the Houston Texans' 19-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, but said on Wednesday that he will be ready to go this week against the Buffalo Bills. The Houston Chronicle reported that Watson, who received treatment on the sideline during the game after taking several big hits, is dealing with a chest injury. "For sure," Watson said, according to Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official website, when he was asked if he would be able to face the Bills. "I feel good; I feel great," added Watson, who completed 33 of 44 passes for 375 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Cowboys. "I've been sore plenty of times. That's part of the game." Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, who said earlier that he would "let the inj...
Texans claim first win in overtime over Colts

Texans claim first win in overtime over Colts

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INDIANAPOLIS -- At the end of a wildly entertaining, exhausting overtime test of endurance, Indianapolis Colts first-year head coach Frank Reich wasn't about to settle for a tie. Even when facing fourth-and-4 at his own 43 with just 27 seconds remaining, Reich didn't hesitate. He went for it. And didn't second-guess himself when it backfired. In a game where Andrew Luck set franchise records for passing, his final fateful throw was too low and bounced incomplete. The Houston Texans completed a 24-yard pass to DeAndre Hopkins and spiked the ball to stop the clock, which precipitated Ka'imi Fairbairn kicking a 37-yard field goal with one second remaining in overtime for a stunning 37-34 road victory on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. "We're not playing to tie," Reich said. "We're going for ...
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

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HOUSTON -- For Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, the starting job that eluded him for years is firmly within his grasp. Yates will start his second consecutive game Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien affirmed that Yates will remain the starter. He didn't officially rule out quarterback Tom Savage for the remainder of the regular season, but emphasized that he's a "ways off" in terms of being cleared under the NFL concussion protocol. Yates is hoping to upgrade his performance and production significantly after the entire offense struggled during a 45-7 road loss last Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first start in two years, Yates was sacked four times and hit nine times overall as he completed just 12 of 31 passes for 128 yards with one t...
Brian Cushing: Houston Texans LB returns from suspension

Brian Cushing: Houston Texans LB returns from suspension

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HOUSTON -- Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing returned to NRG Stadium on Tuesday as his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy ended. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell officially reinstated Cushing from his suspension. The Texans were granted a one-week roster exemption that expires Dec. 4. He can be activated at any time. Whether he will return to play this week is still being determined. The former Pro-Bowl selection and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year is in outstanding shape and fully healthy, according to a league source. Cushing met with Texans head coach Bill O'Brien on Tuesday. O'Brien suggested that the Texans are in no rush to get Cushing back on the field and will evaluate his conditioning levels and readiness to play again. "He's bee...