Texans Links: Tuesday Roundup


Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (28) is tackled by Houston Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) during the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans finally had a bit of good news this week with head coach Gary Kubiak returning to work for the team, Monday. It still hasn’t been said if Kubiak will return to the sideline this weekend for the Texans’ game against the Oakland Raiders.

Looking back at last week’s game one last time, House of Houston writer Blair Parker broke down the game against the Arizona Cardinals, a game the Texans lost, 27-24, falling to 2-7 on the season.

Parker wrote:

"“While (J.J.) Watt dominated with a sack, three QB hits and two forced fumbles (one which led to a Texans touchdown), D.J. Swearinger also played lights out with three tackles, two pass deflections and an interception.”"

On Fansided, Jason Marcum wrote in an article titled, “Analyzing the Texans backfield without Arian Foster” the following:

"“The game was close throughout, but the Texans still opted to pass the ball far-more than run the ball. The team clearly feels confident in Case Keenum to allow him to air-it-out while giving running back Ben Tate 15-20 touches per game going forward.”"

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote in an article with the headline, “Tate gradually getting used to pain of four broken ribs,” quoting Ben Tate as saying:

"“There’s not much you can do,” he said today. “It’s just the same thing each week.”"