The coronavirus pandemic has taken away a source of joy, as the entire sports world has been shut down. But, the pandemic also has given us sports fans a couple of pretty good things.
In less than a year in charge of the Texans’ front office, O’Brien the GM has cost the Texans an elite receiver in DeAndre Hopkins and a former No. 1 overall draft pick in Jadeveon Clowney.
Did the NFL really need one more week in the regular season and two more playoff teams? Tweaks like these are what leagues do when they’re struggling to attract fans. That’s certainly not the case for the NFL.
While the sample size is still small, the early returns appear to show that the Rockets have finally found a lineup that maximizes the abilities of both James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
As odd as it seemed at the time, “Crazy” might have been the most fitting entrance music for Fury, but, there was nothing crazy about Fury’s game plan. It was more like, as the old saying goes, crazy like a fox.
The XFL is never going to compare to the NFL in regards to quality of play, but it is banking on a set of rule innovations to create a unique and entertaining product. The changes are all intriguing, but Saturday was the true test to see if they would be as entertaining in practice as they were on paper.
In his still young career, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes has performed many amazing feats on the football field — making highlight-reel plays and racking up staggering numbers. But, in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, he showed a true champion’s aura in a game where he was not at his best.
The Houston Texans on Sunday came out swinging, stunning the Kansas City Chiefs by racing out to a 24-0 lead. In this fight, though, the Texans’ early barrage of offense turned out to merely be poking the bear, and the Chiefs mauled them worse than Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant.”
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt may have achieved his greatest accomplishment yet with his almost superhuman-like recovery from a torn left pectoral muscle injury to return to play in Saturday’s AFC Wild Card round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium.
Saturday's AFC Wild Card playoff game between the Texans and the Bills ended with a moment that will be immortalized in Houston professional sports history, and quarterback Deshaun Watson was the star of that moment.
The Houston Texans’ 35-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on Sunday had all the excitement of a preseason game. Surely, next week’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game back at NRG Stadium against the Buffalo Bills will be a little different, though.
While local high school sports take a break — aside from some out-of-town weekend tournaments — this week, there is still plenty to follow.
The only constant for the Texans this season has been their inconsistency, so not only should their struggles this week following last week’s huge win over the Tennessee Titans be unsurprising, it was a downright appropriate way to wrap up their division championship.
One quality the Houston Texans have possessed with consistency this season is that every time they have suffered a deflating loss, they have answered back in a big way.
Until the Texans can consistently win the games they’re supposed to win on top of picking up big wins like their one last week over the Patriots, not only should the national media not take the Texans seriously as a contender, but neither should anyone else.