NFL Week 12 Lines – Houston Slight Home Favorites Vs Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
11/20 8:25 ET Kansas City -7 At Oakland 43
11/23 1:00 ET At Atlanta -3 Cleveland 47
11/23 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -11.5 Tennessee 48
11/23 1:00 ET At New England -7 Detroit 48
11/23 1:00 ET Green Bay -9.5 At Minnesota 48.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -13.5 Jacksonville 50
11/23 1:00 ET At Houston -2 Cincinnati 43.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Buffalo -4.5 NY Jets 40
11/23 1:00 ET At Chicago -6 Tampa Bay 46.5
11/23 4:05 ET At Seattle -6.5 Arizona 42
11/23 4:05 ET At San Diego -6 St. Louis 44
11/23 4:25 ET At Denver -7.5 Miami 49.5
11/23 4:25 ET At San Francisco -8.5 Washington 44.5
11/23 8:30 ET Dallas -3.5 At NY Giants 47.5

Monday Night Football Line

11/24 8:30 ET At New Orleans -3.5 Baltimore 49.5

Texans Go Black and Blue On Browns in 23-7 Victory

Houston Texans v Cleveland Browns

The Texans put it all together on Sunday, putting a dominating beat down on both offense and defense on the AFC North first place Cleveland Browns in a 23-7 win in Cleveland.

Alfred Blue, taking the place of the injured Arian Foster, ran for 156 yards on a franchise-record 36 carries, and rookie QB Ryan Mallett making his first career start played well, leading the Texans to 23 points.

“It was fun out there,” Blue said. “I was running the ball behind my offensive line and they were making some great blocks. The receivers were making blocks. It was really like playing in the backyard.”

On defense, J.J. Watt led a punishing effort, in which they harassed Browns QB Brian Hoyer into 30 incomplete passes (20-for-50) with a game sealing pick.

The team also forced a fumble of Browns back Isaiah Crowell late in the second quarter that kept the game tied at seven.

From there, it was Mallett who drove the team quickly downfield, connecting with tight end Garrett Graham from 20 yards out to gave the Texans a 14-7 lead and capped a solid first half.

The second half was all Texans D, as Watt and pal Brian Cushing held the Browns scoreless, and giving the Texans offense plenty of chances to put up points and put the game away.

“First of all, we made it one dimensional,” NT Ryan Pickett said.

“We did a good job on the run, then they hit us with a big play. From that point, we settled down, stopped the run, and then made the game one dimensional.”

Randy Bullock kicked field goals of 46, 37 and 50 yards for the Texans.

Mallett finished 20 of 30, and connected in the first quarter with Watt on a two-yard TD. He’s the first defensive lineman to score four times in a season since 1948.

“It was a great throw,” Watt said of the TD.

“First, you have to give a lot of credit to the offense for getting the ball down there. The did a heck of a job getting it down there. Great throw by (QB Ryan) Mallett. My job was to catch it and it worked out pretty well.”

The 5-5 Texans will host the Bengals next Sunday.

Eagles at Texans NFL Week 9 Inactives

Eagles: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, S Nate Allen, OL Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, LB Marcus Smith II, DE Taylor Hart.

Texans: QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, CB Darryl Morris, ILB Jeff Tarpinian, ILB Brian Cushing, OT Jeff Adams, OLB Jadeveon Clowney.

Texans vs Titans Thursday Injury Report

HOUSTON TEXANS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB John Simon (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee)
Thursday LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB John Simon (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), RB Arian Foster (not injury related), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (calf)
Thursday LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Akeem Dent (wrist), DE Tim Jamison (groin), DT Jerrell Powe (shoulder)
Thursday LB Akeem Dent (wrist), DE Tim Jamison (groin), LB Mike Mohamed (calf), DT Jerrell Powe (shoulder)
TENNESSEE TITANS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Quentin Groves (ankle), CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee)
Thursday LB Quentin Groves (ankle), CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Shonn Greene (hamstring), QB Jake Locker (right hand), DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand), TE Taylor Thompson (knee)
Thursday RB Shonn Greene (hamstring), QB Jake Locker (right hand), DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand), TE Taylor Thompson (knee)

 

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Pittsburgh v Texans

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Friday Texans vs Steelers Injury Report

Pittsburgh Steelers v Carolina Panthers

HOUSTON TEXANS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Thursday LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Brooks Reed (groin)
Friday CB Darryl Morris (ankle), C Chris Myers (not injury related)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday RB Arian Foster (groin), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee)
Friday LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday G Brandon Brooks (illness), WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand), DE Tim Jamison (groin), T Derek Newton (elbow), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)
Friday G Brandon Brooks (illness), RB Arian Foster (groin), WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand), DE Tim Jamison (groin), T Derek Newton (elbow), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Thursday DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), CB Ivan Taylor (forearm)
Friday DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), CB Ivan Taylor (forearm)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Thursday RB Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), S Michael Mitchell (knee), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related)
Friday S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday DE Cameron Heyward (ankle), LB Ryan Shazier (knee), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring)
Friday RB Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), S Michael Mitchell (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Friday DE Cameron Heyward (ankle), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related)

Colts Fast Start Dooms Texans in 33-28 Setback for Houston

Indianapolis Colts v Houston Texans

J.J. Watt did all that he could, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Colts escaped Thursday night with a big 33-28 win over the Texans in Houston to drop the Texans to 3-3.

Watt returned a fumble for a touchdown to cut the at one-point huge lead for the Colts to five, but it was as close as they could get as they dropped their second straight.

The Texans had two opportunities to take the lead late, but the Colts recovered fumbles by Andre Johnson and Ryan Fitzpatrick in the last five minutes to seal the win.

The game looked like a laugher after the first 15 minutes, as the Colts offense dominated with three TD’s and a field goal in the opening quarter to lead it 24-0.

Colts QB Andrew Luck finished with 370 yards passing and three touchdowns for his fourth straight 300-yard passing game. T.Y. Hilton had a career-high 223 yards receiving with a touchdown, including 140 yards in the first quarter.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien didn’t seem to be able to figure out why the team seemed to start the contest in sleepwalk mode.

“I don’t know,” he said. “We haven’t started well yet so got to try to figure it out.”

It was another dominant night for Watt, who was a bright spot with two sacks and two passes batted down. He also had the key fumble return for a touchdown of 45 yards, his third score this season.

“He’s a great, great player,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s one of the most dominant players in the game right now. He’ll go down as one of the best defensive players … to play the game.”

The loss though could have been different if the team would have executed in the final five minutes. Johnson, who had scored earlier, was called for pass interference, and then two plays later caught a 13-yard pass and fumbled.

The final Texans chance saw Bjoern Werner sack Fitzpatrick and stripped the ball, and D’Qwell Jackson recovered to seal the Colts win.

Colts at Texans Wednesday Injury Report

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at HOUSTON TEXANS on Thursday night

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Status Report

OUT

CB Darius Butler (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (back)

QUESTIONABLE

LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring)

PROBABLE

LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Monday

CB Darius Butler (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

Tuesday

CB Darius Butler (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (back), WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related)

Wednesday

CB Darius Butler (ankle), WR T.Y. Hilton (not injury related), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (back)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Monday

G Hugh Thornton (back)

Tuesday

LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring)

Wednesday

LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Tuesday

LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

Wednesday

WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related), LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

HOUSTON TEXANS

(Houston conducted a walk-through on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday practice reports are an estimation.)

Status Report

OUT

LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE

WR Andre Johnson (ankle)

PROBABLE

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), G Brandon Brooks (ankle), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Monday

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Ricky Sapp (hamstring), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Tuesday

LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

Wednesday

LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Monday

G Brandon Brooks (ankle), DE Tim Jamison (groin), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle)

Tuesday

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), G Brandon Brooks (ankle), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), DE Tim Jamison (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Wednesday

CB Johnathan Joseph (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Monday

LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh)

Tuesday

LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh)

Wednesday

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), G Brandon Brooks (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)