The Houston Texans are preparing to embark on a daunting task, finish a winning season with an inexperienced rookie quarterback. However, not all hope is lost! The praise for quarterback T.J. Yates abounds and it appears that the Texans may still have a chance at making the playoffs. Behind their top-ranked defense and one-two punch run game the Texans prepare to charge headlong into the postseason.
News around the web today, concerning the Texans, covers the defense, the rookie QB, and more. So here it is, all in one economically packed container, the Houston Texans news.
OLB Connor Barwin earns high marks from the NFL with his defensive player of the month award. Barwin has 8.5 sacks, five passes deflected, and 25 solo tackles so far this season. His four sacks against the Jacksonville Jaguars set him apart from OLBs around the league and was a career best for him.
NFL.com provides a brief about this week’s matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans. Both teams have playoff implications on this game. Atlanta is in the wild card hunt while the Texans are looking to extend their lead in the AFC.
The Texans signed veteran QB Jake Delhomme to add depth at the quarterback position behind rookie T.J. Yates. Yates is slated to start against the Falcons but Delhomme will have to compete with Kellen Clemens for the #2 spot.
According to the Houston Business Journal the Texans have a 98% chance of winning their division. Their are only three other teams in the NFL, according to the site, who have a better chance of winning their respective divisions. The other three teams are the undefeated Green Bay Packers, the New England Patriots, and the San Francisco 49ers.
Nick Matthews of Chron.com shows how the Texans could still lose the division. While the odds are slim he does make a valid point of the Texans contention with the Tennessee Titans.