Texans morning huddle: First place feels nice


The Houston Texans are all alone in first place after finally beating the Indianapolis Colts in their own stadium

Four quarterbacks in a season is becoming the norm for Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, as for the second year in a row the team had to turn to their fourth option due to injuries at the position.

Yet again, they are within striking distance of a winning record after they beat the Indianapolis Colts in Indy for the first time ever in franchise history. The team now stands all alone in first place in the AFC South at 7-7 with just two games to go.

Here is all the news you need from this weekend, and enjoy your victory Monday!

Brandon Weeden replaces injured T.J. Yates, helps Texans beat Colts – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"The Houston Texans were down to their third-string quarterback in their most important game of the season after T.J. Yates left Sunday’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts with a knee injury.Yates scrambled for a first down late in the second quarter, then immediately grabbed his left knee. To add insult to injury, the play was called back due to offensive holding."

Vandermeer’s View: Texans make franchise history – by Marc Vandermeer, HoustonTexans.com

"If you had told me back in October that the Texans would beat the Colts for the first time in Indianapolis with Brandon Weeden at quarterback I would have advised you to seek medical attention. But here we are.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithMaybe this is the way they had to do it – with so much adversity, with their seventh quarterback in the last two years seeing action, with first place on the line.It was one of the gutsiest Texans wins ever, a 16-10 battle for survival against their nemesis."

Houston Texans: 2016 NFL mock draft – by Josh Criswell, FanSided

"The Houston Texans have been perhaps the most confusing team in the entire NFL this season when it comes to mock draft predictions.The Texans began 2015 with a horrendous seven-game stretch to start the year, capped off by a 44-26 drubbing at the hands of the Miami Dolphins. Entering Week 8, Houston was sitting at 2-5, and in prime position to draft the supposed franchise quarterback that the organization has yet to acquire in its 14-year existence."

Texans fear T.J. Yates suffered torn ACL vs. Colts – by Kevin Patra, NFL.com

"The Houston Texans fear quarterback T.J. Yates suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.Yates suffered the season-ending injury on a scramble on the final drive of the first half. Yates walked directly to the locker room under his own power after the injury, which came on a non-contact play.John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported Yates suffered a torn ACL."