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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

VanderBlog: So Much For Debating About Resting Players

Posted by voiceofthetexans on December 23, 2012 – 5:24 pm

An old foe has arrived on the Texans schedule. One they had not seen in a while: adversity.

All of a sudden, the once-mighty Texans seem vulnerable. Their offense is misfiring. Their mojo seems missing.

Sunday’s disturbing 23-6 loss to the Vikings has put the whole campaign in doubt. The Texans still have control of whether they get the top seed in the AFC but they’ve lost two of three, making the climb through the playoffs appear more difficult than ever. The table is still set for them but the margin for error is gone.

After going one for five in the red zone last week in the win over Indy, the Texans sputtered their way though an anemic offensive game in which they coughed up a fumble in the first half, came away empty after a turnover in Minnesota territory, were stonewalled in a first and goal situation at the one and amassed a measly 34 rushing yards.

This one was on the offense. Sure the defense gave up two touchdown drives, but they were forced back on the field way too quickly after numerous fruitless Texans possessions. Adrian Peterson had 86 yards on 3.4 yards per carry (translation: Texans should win). Christian Ponder turned out to be much more of a problem, throwing an early TD pass, running for 48 yards and helping his team go 50% on third down tries.

So much for the previously scheduled week-long debate about whether to rest players in the regular season finale. It’s ‘all hands on deck’ against the Colts in a virtual must win game on Sunday.

12-3 shouldn’t feel this bad. The Texans need to start playing their best football and fast. To lose the first round bye at this point would be a major blow. Last year’s team lost three straight before the post season but grabbing a bye, never mind the top seed, was far fetched considering the ‘Next Man Up’ situation. This team created a superb situation to grab the #1 spot. And they’ll need a win Sunday to make sure they don’t blow it.

 


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One Response to “VanderBlog: So Much For Debating About Resting Players”

  1. By Fred Croshal on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    So bummed!! After all our early season momentum on BOTH sides of the ball, it seems that we have become mediocre ( middle of the pack ) on both sides-NOT good time to lose momentum! Very frustrated! Not a good time for the Texans to lose their heat-please bring INTENSITY now or we are are out!

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