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    Friday, November 28
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a free item (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

VanderBlog: Texans Pass Bills, Set Up Chicago Showdown

Posted by voiceofthetexans on November 4, 2012 – 7:16 pm

You knew coming off the bye that they might be rusty. You knew that the Bills had enough assets to make this thing feel at least a tad uncomfortable. And it did.

Ultimately, the Texans took control by dominating the second half en route to a 21-9 win.

This is what having a great defense can do. It was 7-6, Houston, at the half. Two years ago it would probably have been 21-7. Having a balanced team that can grind opponents on both sides of the ball is a joy to watch and fun for Gary Kubiak to coach.

Matt Schaub, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson all had big games. And Keyshawn Martin had a big punt return to the Buffalo 43 yard line that was much needed for a team looking to improve on special teams. Something had to be done considering former Houston return men Jacoby Jones and Trindon Holiday had 100+ yard kickoff returns for touchdowns for their new teams in a three week span.

Whitney Mercilus is also starting to show up, picking up a late sack and forcing a fumble. Gary Kubiak said his rookies have to make noise in the second half of the season and Mercilus, Martin, Ben Jones and Jared Crick are starting to shine.

This game tape won’t end up in Canton. All that was needed today was any kind of win and relative health after the buzzer.Mission accomplished.

Now comes a main event type of game with Chicago, also 7-1, on the road.  The Texans are 2-0 against the Bears all time, including a 2004 win in sub freezing temperature at Soldier Field. But the only current Texans player who was on the field then is Andre Johnson. And history means nothing. It’s all about the moment and for the time being, the Texans are the best team in the AFC.


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One Response to “VanderBlog: Texans Pass Bills, Set Up Chicago Showdown”

  1. By Urlacher on Nov 6, 2012 | Reply

    GO Bears!!!!!

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