Houston Texans Links: Monday Roundup


Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with teammates against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. The Patriots beat the Texans 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Though the Houston Texans gave a great effort Sunday it still wasn’t enough to snap a losing streak that has now reached 10 games.

The Texans fell to the New England Patriots, 34-31, but if they play like they did against the first place team of the AFC East, they have a great shot to avenge their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.

As for around the web, Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com wrote about how the Texans are alone as the team with the worst record in the NFL. She wrote:

"“Neither the Texans players nor coaches are intentionally playing for the dubious distinction of having the first pick in the draft. It’s not in their interest to keep losing — it’s in their interest to win.”"

In another article by Ganguli, the Texans reporter for ESPN wrote about Case Keenum embracing trust. In the article she wrote:

"“It was immediately apparent in the Texans’ 34-31 loss to the New England Patriots that Keenum had shaken off some of what ailed him against Jacksonville.”"

In a post from Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog, he wrote about DeAndre Hopkins and his hard work paying off with the 66-yard play against the Patriots.

Smith said in the article:

"“Hopkins totaled just two catches for 15 yards during back-to-back home losses to Oakland and Jacksonville. Sunday, he displayed the big-play ability that’s been missing since the Texans’ season went south.”"

Also on the Ulitmate Texans site, Smith wrote about Andre Johnson gaining another career milestone. He wrote:

"“The final reception put Johnson near the top of NFL history. He became the second-fastest player to reach 900 career catches, reaching the mark in just 150 games and trailing only Marvin Harrison (149).”"

Here is an article from the Boston Herald about the “best & worst” from the game Sunday. The herald wrote:

"“WORST JUDGMENT: Brady’s decision to try and loft a deep throw to Gronkowski over the head of Houston’s athletic corner Johnathan Joseph, which resulted in a leaping interception by Joseph that was returned 31 yards and set up the Texans’ second score.”"