April 18, 2014

The Rundown: When Disaster Strikes (Rams Edition)


The words are becoming just words. Actions are the only thing that will solve the Houston Texans issues at the moment, but there has been little production for a struggling team. This game resulted in a 38-13 loss to the St.Louis Rams and pushed the Texans current losing streak to four games. The Texans gave up touchdowns to the Rams in all three phases, which is a bad combination for a team looking for answers. The answers are far and few at the moment, and the clock is ticking on the Texans’ 2013 season.   The Rundown The Evaluation Period There was…

SOTT Fantasy Recap: Week 5


This week in SOTT Fantasy Recap we will look at all of the contributors to the week 4 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.  The Texans barely lit up the stat sheet because most of the time the offense was on the sideline due to untimely turnovers. The Texans special teams unit as a whole was very lack luster and, of course, when it rains it pours for the Texans. Let’s look at how well they did and where they ranked amongst the rest of the NFL.   QUARTERBACK Matt Schaub – Schaub continued to struggle once again in the matchup against the 49ers….

Texans Pulse: A Tough Decision


The Houston Texans are in a dire need of getting a win against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Reliant Stadium. There have been enough distractions surrounding the Texans, Matt Schaub and Head Coach Gary Kubiak since the loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday night. The pressure is on for the Texans to get out of this three game skid after two wins to start the season. There was an evaluation process for the Texans and the coaching staff for two days and, according to players, the intensity at practice picked up for both sides of the football.  …

The POGs: 49ers Edition

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Welcome back, Houston faithful! On this week’s installment of Players Of the Game, we dig deep to find what little positives we could come up with in the loss against the San Francisco 49ers. Let’s get started.   Houston Texans Offensive POG: Arian Foster With an offense that has only put up a touch down in one of its last three losses, Arian Foster has to be the obvious bright spot. Foster’s key play this week came on a third and short in the first half of the game when the Texans let the fate of the drive rest in his…

Gameday Prep: 49ers Edition


The Houston Texans are headed to San Francisco to face the 49ers in a pivotal game in the 2013 season. Sitting at the 2 and 2 mark, the Texans are set for a Sunday night showdown that will test their will as a team. The 49ers are built to run the football and dominate defensively from whistle to whistle, but the Texans need games like these to test where they are in the NFL pecking order. We took a look at our Texans to watch and looked closer at the 49ers in our Know Your opponent segment earlier this week.   What…

Digging Deep: Seahawks Edition


We look at some numbers from the Seattle Seahawks game. Take a look.     Digging Deep   49 The number of pass attempts by Matt Schaub.   3.7 The number of yards per attempt when Matt Schaub was blitzed (6 completions).   7.3 The average rush yards behind the left guard position (3 attempts).   476 The Texans total yards on offense.   270 The amount of yards the Texans’ defense gave up on Sunday.   3 The number of receiving touchdown catches by Garrett Graham in four games, tying his career high.   105 Andre Johnson extended his streak…

SOTT Fantasy Recap: Week 4


This week in SOTT Fantasy Recap, we will look at all of the contributors to the week 4 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.  The Texans did very well against the vaunted secondary of the Seahawks and they put up points. Let’s look at how well they did and where they ranked amongst the rest of the NFL.   QUARTERBACK Matt Schaub NFL Fantasy Leagues – 18.70 pts. Yahoo Fantasy Leagues – 33.00 pts. 31 completions, 49 attempts, 355 yards, 2 interceptions NFL.com fantasy ranking – 11th     WIDE RECEIVERS Andre Johnson NFL Fantasy Leagues – 11.00 pts. Yahoo Fantasy Leagues…

Texans To Watch: Seahawks Edition

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The Houston Texans are gearing up for their 4th game of the season and looking to improve their record to 3 and 1, but one of the NFC’s top teams in the Seattle Seahawks are coming to Reliant. There are plenty of story lines heading into this game and plenty of negative thoughts surrounding the Texans. Here are some key players to watch on Sunday for the Texans.   Texans to Watch   Matt Schaub It is no secret all eyes are on the Texans quarterback on Sunday and the game will once again go through him. His interceptions have…

SOTT Fantasy Recap: Week 3


This week in SOTT Fantasy Recap we will look at all of the contributors in the debacle in Baltimore and where they ranked amongst the rest of the NFL. This was not a good week for any fantasy owners of the Texans players.   QUARTERBACK Matt Schaub NFL Fantasy Leagues – 5.76 pts. Yahoo Fantasy Leagues – 4.00 pts. 25 completions, 35 attempts, 194 yards, 1 interception NFL.com fantasy ranking – 30th   WIDE RECEIVERS Andre Johnson NFL Fantasy Leagues – 3.60 pts. Yahoo Fantasy Leagues – 5.50 pts. 6 targets, 5 receptions, 36 yards NFL.com fantasy ranking – 66th…

The POGs: Ravens Edition

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IT was a rough one in Baltimore for the Houston Texans, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some positives. The Texans are just getting started and still getting all their players healthy. We take a look at our players of the game for the Baltimore Ravens.   Houston Texans Offensive POG: Arian Foster It was not a huge game from Foster, but go back and watch the way he ran against Baltimore. It’s starting to look like Ben Tate’s increase in carries has Foster reaching for every inch of talent he’s capable of displaying. If Foster keeps running the way…