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Street Clothes Special: Texans-Packers Inactives

Street Clothes Special: Texans-Packers Inactives

We got some horrific news yesterday, but Clowney’s not the only guy who’ll be missing this afternoon. See the others and discuss. So we’re heading into Lambeau Field without J.J. Watt (this was supposed to be his big homecoming to Wisconsin until a pesky back problem killed that narrative). And we found out yesterday that we’re also going to be down Jadeveon Clowney, who finally succumbed to the elbow and wrist issues that have been troubling him for a minute this season. This week, the Texans’ training room has seen 20 guys get extra attention (that’s up from the 17 that were...
Battle Red Blog Dec 2, 2016
Battle Red Balls - Texans v. Packers

Battle Red Balls - Texans v. Packers

Predicting which Texans will stand out when they take on the Packers in Lambeau on Sunday. It’s that time again! Time to hand off some battle red balls in a preview of who the Battle Red Bloggers feel are going to be the outstanding offensive and defensive performers for this weekends game against the Cheeseheads of Wisconsin. Before the season started, this game was circled on the calendar for one reason - J.J. Watt getting to play at Lambeau Field. Now that J.J. is on the shelf, the show must go on without him. The Green Bay Packers are similar to Houston this season in that they...
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Texans-Packers Q&A: Houston's defense remains dangerous without J.J. Watt

Texans-Packers Q&A: Houston's defense remains dangerous without J.J. Watt

Brett Kollmann of SB Nation's Houston Texans blog Battle Red Blog answers our questions about Brock Osweiler's struggles, Houston's J.J. Watt-less defense, and what he expects from Texans vs. Packers. On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau after a three-game road trip to take on the Houston Texans. Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Texans and provide insight into their strengths and weaknesses. APC: The Texans garnered plenty of attention this offseason for the signing of free-agent quarterback Brock Osweiler. Obviously,...
Battle Red Blog Nov 27, 2016

Countdown To Kickoff: Texans-Chargers

We’re welcoming Middle Watt and Bolo Tie to NRG this afternoon. Discuss what we’re expecting inside. J.J. Watt’s back has ruined the NFL’s planned narrative (not to mention fantasy football teams all season). When the NFL schedule makers planned to send the Chargers to visit the Texans, they fully intended to see Derek Watt playing against big brother J.J. this afternoon, to see whether J.J. tackled his middle brother (the youngest, T.J. Watt, is still at Wisconsin) like he tackles everyone else. But that won’t be occurring today. Instead, Derek Watt will be playing against...
Battle Red Blog Nov 22, 2016

Bill O'Brien Speaks: Tuesday After Press Conference (Texans-Raiders)

Bill O’Brien took to the podium to speak on Braxton Miller, Melvin Gordon, and J.J. Watt’s status following Monday night’s loss in Mexico. After last night’s interesting officiating decisions and Bill O’Brien’s immense restrain in not cussing out said officials after the game, it was always going to be an interesting press conference today. Apart from the the officiating, BOB touched on several different topics, such as the play of both Jadeveon Clowney and Braxton Miller, along with dealing with Melvin Gordon of the Chargers this week. Here’s the full transcript for you to...
Battle Red Blog Nov 22, 2016

Houston Texans News: November 22, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Houston Texans News Refs job Texans in Mexico, Raiders steal a win: Final score, 8 things to know - CBSSports.comOakland is now the No. 1 seed in the AFC and alone atop the AFC West after a controversial 27-20 win Bill O'Brien doubts referees' call on Houston Texans' would-be TD in loss to Oakland RaidersCoach Bill O'Brien was less than pleased with the officiating in the Texans' 27-20 loss Monday night to the Raiders in Mexico City. Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt expected to...
Watch T.J. Watt pluck the ball out of the air and score, just like his brother, J.J. Watt

Watch T.J. Watt pluck the ball out of the air and score, just like his brother, J.J. Watt

At least that’s normally the case, but not so with T.J. Watt who is out here scoring touchdowns for Wisconsin almost exactly how J.J. Watt does in the pros. This is just an awesome play top-to-bottom whether T.J. is the brother of one of the NFL’s best defenders or not.
New York Post Nov 11, 2016

The sneakily destructive Rams DT who has Jets sweating

The Jets don’t face the Rams very often, which is reason to be thankful when it comes to Aaron Donald. Donald might not have the name recognition of J.J. Watt, but the Los Angeles defensive tackle is considered by many within the NFL to be on par with the Texans’ injured star in terms of...
Battle Red Blog Nov 11, 2016

Houston Texans News: November 11, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, November 11, 2016. Houston Texans Texans losing turnover battle without J.J. Watt - AFC South- ESPNThe Texans forced turnovers in the preseason without J.J. Watt, but losing the defensive disruptor for the regular season derailed that trend. First Glance: Texans at JaguarsHere are 5 Things to watch when the Texans face the Jaguars on Sunday. Eye on the opponent: Houston TexansSenior writer John Oehser examines the Houston Texans as they prepare to play the Jaguars at EverBank Field Sunday at 1...
Battle Red Blog Nov 6, 2016

Sunday Night Football Live: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Come join us and watch a kinda-sorta-almost-but-not-really Texans family reunion on Sunday night. In a parallel version of our world, somewhere at the end of the universe (where I hear they have a pretty good restaurant), let’s call it Schmearth, this is what our Houston Texans might have looked like this year. Gary Kubiak is roaming the sidelines, calling questionable plays and botching time management, whispering into Derek Carr’s ear what he wants done on the field. Wade Phillips is going over the previous series with J.J. Watt, Jared Crick, Whitney Mercilus, and Khalil Mack. We’d...
Battle Red Blog Nov 4, 2016

2016 Houston Texans At The Bye: Grade The Defense

Find out where Texans fans stand on how the defense has performed over the first eight games of the 2016 regular season. The last two days we asked you what your thoughts were on Brock Osweiler’s performance and the job Bill O’Brien has done at the halfway mark. Today we turn the ball over to the defense. After losing J.J. Watt for the season and getting two weeks from him without him ever reaching his final form, the Texans are 12th in DVOA at -3.3% (8th against the pass, 26th against the run), and have allowed 167 points, which is 11th. The biggest reason for their success hasn’t...

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  • A.J. Bouye

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  • Jadeveon Clowney

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