Texans Morning Huddle–It’s Still 2015


Despite what the calendar says, it’s still 2015 in the NFL. The regular season has one more week and it will decide a lot for a lot of teams, including the Texans. Will Houston play on? This week will decide.

What Brian Cushing means by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com

"“I think this guy is measured by his leadership, his toughness, everything that he brings to our team in the locker room,” O’Brien said. “He’s able to communicate with both sides of the ball, different positions, he gets us lined up on defense. He’s the signal caller. You can’t say enough about the guy’s leadership.”"

Fan has haircut of J.J. Watt by Jesse Clark, Houstontexans.com

"Texans fans never lack creativity when it comes to J.J. Watt.Through signs, posters, artwork and more, fans show their excitement and appreciation for Watt in unique ways on a regular basis.Yesterday was no different, as Watt was impressed when he saw an image of an awesome haircut with his face shaved into a fan’s head."

Six points: Jaguars vs. Texans by FOXsports.com

"The Houston Texans look to clinch the AFC South title and their first trip to the postseason since 2012 with a win at home Sunday against theJacksonville Jaguars.The Jaguars (5-10), losers of two straight, are coming off a 38-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints last week. Jacksonville’s defense allowed 539 yards of total offense to the Saints, the most given up in three seasons under head coach Gus Bradley. Wide receiver Allen Hurns joined Allen Robinson as the Jaguars’ second 1,000-yard receiver this season with his eight-catch, 106-yard performance. Hurns also caught a pair of touchdowns in the defeat.The Texans (8-7) rolled to an easy 34-6 win over the Tennessee Titans last week. Brandon Weeden became the fourth different Houston starting quarterback to win a game this season, throwing for 200 yards and two touchdowns, while receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrated his first selection to the Pro Bowl by catching seven passes for 117 yards and touchdown. The Texans will have starting quarterback Brian Hoyer back under center as they look to wrap up a playoff berth. Hoyer missed the last two weeks after suffering a concussion in Houston’s Dec. 13 loss to the New England Patriots.Here are three keys to the game for both the Jaguars and the Texans."

Texans overcome Quarterback drama to find success by Sports Illustrated

"The list of teams that have started at least three quarterbacks in a season and finished with winning records isn’t very long. According to NFL.com, just three of the 29 teams reached that benchmark from 2009–13. The Texans did it in 2014, and at 8–7, on the verge of winning the AFC South, Houston is on the precipice of doing it again."