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Newly signed Michael Huff plans to follow Ed Reed as next great Ravens safety

Apr 1, 2013

It appears that the Baltimore Ravens have found their replacement for departed free safety Ed Reed. According to ESPN.com, the team officially signed former Raiders safety Michael Huff to a three-year free agent contract on Thursday. Of course, actually replacing the longtime Ravens superstar is far from an easy task, which is probably why it’s a good thing that Huff has no intention of doing so. “Ed is one of the greatest free safeties to ever play the game. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” Huff said. “For me to come in here, I don’t really feel like I’m following his footsteps….

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Longtime Ravens safety Ed Reed agrees to join Texans

Mar 20, 2013

It appears that yet another of the Baltimore Ravens’ most recent Super Bowl team is departing. The Ravens have already seen star linebacker Ray Lewis and veteran center Matt Birk head into retirement and have lost linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger and cornerback Cary Williams leave via free agency. Oh yeah, they also traded away wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, the team Baltimore defeated to take home the Lombardi trophy. Now you can (almost) officially add longtime safety Ed Reed to the list of former Ravens. According to NFL.com‘s Albert Breer, Reed has agreed to join the Houston Texans, though the terms…

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to undergo surgery on re-fractured forearm

Jan 15, 2013

The New England Patriots are heading to the AFC championship game and a chance to earn a berth in this year’s Super Bowl, but for one key player, the season has already ended. Stat tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially done for the year after re-injuring his forearm during Sunday’s 41-28 divisional round victory over the Houston Texans. Gronkowski, who first fractured the forearm durning a Nov. 18 game against the Indianapolis Colts, was pulled from the game early and did not return. According to NFL.com, Gronkowski re-fractured the forearm and will undergo surgery on Monday. Running back Danny Woodhead also left Sunday’s…

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Patriots look ‘super’ in decisive victory over Texans

Jan 15, 2013

When the Houston Texans lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the regular season finale, the New England Patriots were able to slide ahead and earn a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. On Sunday, the Patriots got a chance to reward the Texans for their “generosity,” handing them a 41-28 loss and earning a spot in the AFC championship game in the process. The last month has seen a pivotal series of events, which ultimately favors the Patriots. Over the last two weeks of the regular season, the Texans dropped two straight and watched their stranglehold on the AFC’s No….

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Texans’ sluggish defense can’t slow down Patriots’ offensive machine, lose 41-28

Jan 13, 2013

In a highly anticipated re-match after their 42-14 shellacking at the hands of the New England Patriots in Week 14 of the regular season, the Houston Texans entered Foxborough hoping to answer their critics and re-write history in the divsional playoffs. To the Texans’ credit, they played quite well in the first half. Their defense held Tom Brady and the Patriots to 17 points while Matt Schaub, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and the rest of the Texans offense, after only being able to muster a measly 3 points for most of the first half, managed to rally and score 10…

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Texans need big game from Matt Schaub to advance past Patriots

Jan 13, 2013

Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans were completely demolished and downright embarrassed by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots back in Week 14 of the regular season. That blowout loss set off a chain reaction of unfortunate events which ultimately led to the Texans dropping three of their four final games—including the New England loss—and left them limping into the playoffs despite being crowned AFC South champions for the second consecutive season. After running the Bengals out of Reliant Stadium during Wild Card Weekend and showing the league a glimpse of their believed-to-be-lost dominance, the Texans now look ahead…

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Texans advance into second round, knock Bengals out for second consecutive season

Jan 5, 2013

The Cincinnati Bengals managed to get into the postseason for the consecutive season for the first time in 30 years, and for the second consecutive season, their exit came at the hands of the Houston Texans. The Bengals produced a far less forgettable outing than they did during last year’s 31-10 blowout loss in Houston. Cincinnati’s defense held the Texans to only one touchdown and four field goals, while producing a score of its own–a 21-yard interception return by cornerback Leon Hall that briefly gave the Bengals a second quarter lead. However, Cincinnati’s offense was a disaster for much of the game, and…

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Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis still limited with hamstring injury

Jan 3, 2013

The Cincinnati Bengals are going to the post-season for the second consecutive season for the first time in 30 years, and they are doing so, in large part, due to the tough running and playmaking ability of running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Green-Ellis, signed during the offseason as a free agent after four years with the Patriots, produced 1,094 yards rushing and six touchdowns in his first season as a Bengal. More importantly, he helped the often inconsistent Cincinnati offense develop a physical identity over the latter part of the season and helped the team overcome a rock 3-5 start to clinch…

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Vikings ride big defensive effort to shut down Texans

Dec 23, 2012

Big things were expected of the Houston Texans on Sunday, as they looked to clinch home-field-advantage with a win against the Minnesota Vikings. However, the Vikings’ defense played remarkably well, knocking off the Texans 23-6. Against a team like the Texans, who entered the contest averaging 28.1 points per game, the Vikings knew that they would have to establish some intensity on the road and put pressure on quarterback Matt Schaub. Many on the Minnesota roster rose to that challenge on Sunday. Antoine Winfield and Harrison Smith may have made the biggest impact for the Vikings’ defense. Winfield had the…

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Texans: Arian Foster left game with irregular heartbeat

Dec 23, 2012

The Houston Texans currently find themselves down two scores in a slugfest with the Minnesota Vikings, which could seriously affect their bid for a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. Perhaps the more alarming news, however, is the fact that star running back Arian Foster has left the game. NFL Network’s Stacy Dales has reported. that Foster left the field after missing the entire series leading up to Houston’s last field goal. Update: After the game, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that Foster left the game with an irregular heartbeat. Kubiak said that it has happened to Foster before in practice and that…