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December 10, 2012
Texans at Patriots 8:30 p.m., ESPN. Line: Patriots by 3. The skinny: Stevan Ridley and the revived New England ground game have brought balance to a Patriots offense that relied more heavily on quarterback Tom Brady in recent years. Ridley, in his second pro season, is third in the AFC with 1,010 yards rushing going into Monday night's game between the Texans (11-1) and the Patriots (9-3). Houston has the best record in the AFC and has clinched a playoff berth.
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November 23, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - The Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left in overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field-goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright. Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
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October 9, 2012 | Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown as the Houston Texans remained undefeated with a 23-17 win over the New York Jets on Monday night. With a chance to lead the Jets on a winning drive, Mark Sanchez was intercepted by Kareem Jackson on a pass that tipped off the hands of Jeff Cumberland with 1:51 remaining and the Texans (5-0) joined the Atlanta Falcons as the NFL's only teams without a loss. The Jets (2-3) were heavy underdogs after coming off a 34-0 loss to San Francisco last week, but made a game of it. Backup quarterback Tim Tebow got the crowd fired up at times throughout the game, including running for a first down on a fake punt, but had little impact otherwise.
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February 2, 2013
Former Eagle Cris Carter and New Jersey native Dave Robinson are among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013. Their finalists will be evaluated by the 46-member board on Saturday, and the winners will be announced Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. on the NFL Network. Five modern-day nominees and two senior nominees can be inducted. The finalists, in alphabetical order are Larry Allen, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Carter, Curley Culp (senior)
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October 8, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TEXANS RUNNING back Arian Foster says the NFL talks a good game when it comes to player safety, but is really only interested in one thing: money. He cites "Thursday Night Football," which forces team to play on 3 days' rest, as a prime-time example. "They emphasize concussions when they start getting hit with lawsuits and they care about the players' safety, but 'Thursday Night Football' is putting every player on the football field in danger," Foster told the Houston Chronicle.
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January 15, 2012 | Associated Press
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans are quite content to run against the grain in the pass-happy NFL. Baltimore relies heavily on running back Ray Rice and a stingy defensive unit led by Pro Bowl linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs. Houston depends on the rushing prowess of Arian Foster and the NFL's second-ranked defense. Neither team intends to alter that approach in Sunday's playoff game, so the one that stays true to form the longest likely will advance to the AFC championship game.
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January 26, 2013
One NFL general manager called the trade interest in Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis "one of the biggest potential trade markets for a player ever. " He likened the growing interest in Revis to when Reggie White was leaving the Eagles as a free agent or the Peyton Manning sweepstakes last year. That, basically, says it all about what's happening with Revis. The possibility of a Revis trade is no longer just a possibility. The Jets reportedly are leaning toward the trade, and teams are considering giving up significant capital to get him. According to CBSSports.com, several team are claiming the Jets want a first- and second-round pick for Revis, which is astronomical payment considering Revis - while one of the best players in all of football - is coming off knee surgery and will want a hefty contract.
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September 23, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here's a look at players worth considering, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup. Catch 'em while you can Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills. It's hard not to be impressed by how resilient the athletic quarterback has been in his first two starts in Buffalo. Though Taylor coughed up the ball four times and was sacked eight times by New England, he also amassed four TDs, including one on the ground. Just as important, he got Sammy Watkins involved this week. The Bills' schedule is favorable moving forward so Taylor is worth a backup spot on your roster if you're in need of QB help.
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September 7, 2012 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
LeSEAN McCOY was a top-five pick in just about every fantasy league draft. It's dangerous to use absolutes, so we can't say he was top-five everywhere. But the only leagues McCoy wasn't one of the first five players taken likely reward excellent punters and tackles on special teams. Trying to gauge the historical context of McCoy's fantasy value is difficult, but not impossible. He's the most sought after Eagle since fantasy football rocketed in popularity in the 1990s. "The only player I can think of who might have been in that area in terms of overall players [at least in recent years]
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September 7, 2012 | Eagles' McCoy now among the fantasy elite By Ed Barkowitz, BY1] Daily News Staff Writer Daily News Staff Writer
LeSEAN McCOY was a top-five pick in just about every fantasy league draft. It's dangerous to use absolutes, so we can't say he was top-five everywhere. But the only leagues McCoy wasn't one of the first five players taken likely reward excellent punters and tackles on special teams. Trying to gauge the historical context of McCoy's fantasy value is difficult, but not impossible. He's the most sought after Eagle since fantasy football rocketed in popularity in the 1990s. "The only player I can think of who might have been in that area in terms of overall players [at least in recent years]
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January 8, 2016 | Ed Barkowitz, Staff Writer
NOT SURE whether it's parity or parody, but three of the four road teams are favored to win this weekend's games. Can Andy Reid keep dabbing the Chiefs to victory? Will the Bengals ever win another playoff game? And will Kirk Cousins keep providing the only smiles these days down in Washington? If it's January, it must be frigid in Minnesota and dark down at Lincoln Financial Field. Welcome to Week 1 of the NFL postseason. Chiefs (11-5) at Texans (9-7) Seeds: Chiefs 5; Texans 4. When: Saturday, 4:35 p.m. TV: ESPN & 6ABC (Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters)
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September 23, 2015 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Here's a look at players worth considering, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup. Catch 'em while you can Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills. It's hard not to be impressed by how resilient the athletic quarterback has been in his first two starts in Buffalo. Though Taylor coughed up the ball four times and was sacked eight times by New England, he also amassed four TDs, including one on the ground. Just as important, he got Sammy Watkins involved this week. The Bills' schedule is favorable moving forward so Taylor is worth a backup spot on your roster if you're in need of QB help.
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November 4, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Who's that under center in Pittsburgh and what have they done with Ben Roethlisberger? That can't be the Big Ben who has cracked the top 10 fantasy QBs in just three of his first 10 seasons. That's not the same guy who has followed nearly every masterful fantasy performance throughout his career with a dud the next week. I know it can't be him, because who else could pass for 522 yards and six TDs and still be benched by half his owners the next game? Roethlisberger isn't even owned in about 15 percent of all fantasy leagues.
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November 2, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Eagles run The Eagles put together another solid rushing performance last week, when they averaged 4.2 yards per carry, their third straight game with at least 4 yards per carry after struggling during a two-game stretch in September. The running game will be bolstered this week with the likely returns of center Jason Kelce and running back Darren Sproles. It's unknown how right tackle Todd Herremans will hold up while playing with a torn biceps in his left arm. LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times last week and sounds eager to shoulder the load for the offense.
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October 31, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans was a full participant in practice Wednesday despite a torn biceps. His left arm was wrapped with a brace and tape. Herremans will try to play Sunday against the Texans in Houston. Herremans was unavailable for comment. Coach Chip Kelly, who has never had a player take the field with this injury, said the decision will be up to Herremans. "A lot of it will be Todd's determination of what he can do and can't do," Kelly said. "A lot of it, we'll just sit down and visit with him at the end of the week and make a determination . . . From a guy like him, a veteran like him that understands himself . . . that has been through a lot, a lot of that is on him and our doctor staff.
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October 8, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TEXANS RUNNING back Arian Foster says the NFL talks a good game when it comes to player safety, but is really only interested in one thing: money. He cites "Thursday Night Football," which forces team to play on 3 days' rest, as a prime-time example. "They emphasize concussions when they start getting hit with lawsuits and they care about the players' safety, but 'Thursday Night Football' is putting every player on the football field in danger," Foster told the Houston Chronicle.
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September 24, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
If the theme of Week 2 was the wicked sting of the injury bug, this weekend may go down as the dawn of the Class of 2014. Injury and ineptitude led to a changing of the guard at quarterback in Minnesota and Jacksonville, respectively. Much like Derek Carr in Oakland, both Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles have stepped into less-than-desirable offensive situations and cannot be expected to prosper in the short term. Meanwhile, in Cleveland, a certain uber-hyped freshman QB still awaits his turn, perhaps because his achingly short "highlight" reel features as many yellow flags as red ones.
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August 6, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Quick: Name Cam Newton's new starting wideouts. Who's expected to be the workhorse rusher in Jacksonville? How about Cleveland? Whose jersey is Stevie Johnson wearing now? More than 60 fantasy-relevant players switched ZIP codes this year. And while this year's merry-go-round spun no more quickly than in recent years, there's one thing we can always count on: Precious few players have boosted their fantasy stock by moving to a new team. Last year, only Alex Smith and Anquan Boldin measurably improved their fortunes in different uniforms.
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February 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fantasy football has been the closest fans have come to making money off a team athlete's individual performance. But a new company, whose initial public offering road show for one athlete came to Philadelphia on Wednesday, is making it even more of a reality. Fantex, a San Francisco company, offers an opportunity to invest in an athlete's future earnings. An investor would ride the same roller coaster that the athlete experiences, with a lucrative contract and broad marketability as a potential boon, and injury or image problems presenting risk.
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November 1, 2013 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
ONE OF THE themes to this season is the underperforming running back. Like loud ties and bad breath, they are impossible to hide. LeSean McCoy, admirably taking responsibility even though his offensive line can't open a can of tuna right now, is on the list. But he's certainly not alone. Let's look at the top consensus running backs entering the season and how they've fared halfway through. Adrian Peterson, Vikings: The tragedy he has endured with the murder of his son makes criticizing his inconsistent fantasy production heartless.
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