Oakland Raiders Wild Card Opponent Profile: Texans Are A Historically Weak Division WinnerThe Oakland Raiders are in the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season, when they lost Super Bowl XXXVII to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sadly, the Silver & Black won't have their starting quarterback available for the game, and perhaps their backup QB also will be unavailable. However, it may not matter much since the Raiders are playing the Houston Texans, default winner of the AFC South Division.
Team Grades: Texans Fail Playoff Test Miserably, Especially On OffenseFour first-half turnovers by quarterback Brian Hoyer didn't entirely bury the Houston Texans in their playoff home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but it certainly didn't help, either.
2015 Houston Texans Look Like 2012 Baltimore RavensThe NFL playoffs are about the stars, usually the quarterbacks. However, in some cases, teams don't have star QBs and they have to rely on other players to make the big moments happen.
CBS Sports' Bill Cowher: "Extreme Sense Of Urgency" For Ravens To Win Thursday NightFormer Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and CBS Sports analyst Bill Cowher knows everything there is to know about football, and that's why he was the perfect person to speak to about some huge match-ups in week four.
5 Non-Baseball Players Who Would Crush The Home Run DerbyIt is a question often asked; how would a player in a particular sport fair if he/she played in another sport? With the annual MLB Home Run Derby next week, here are some non-baseball players who would be fun to watch in the competition.
Daily Madden: High Praise For Luck And WattThursday night's game between the Colts and Texans featured two of the top NFL players on both sides of the ball, according to John Madden.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Indianapolis Colts At Houston TexansCould this be it-the first competitive Thursday night game of the 2014 NFL season? The Colts visit Houston as just a three-point favorite, and both teams are 3-2, so at the risk of being the Mary Swanson to your Lloyd Christmas, I'm saying there's a chance.
Raiders Defense Fails In Home Opener Against TexansIt was an ugly, ugly day for the Oakland Raiders in their 2014 home opener, as the offense couldn't get anything going until late, and the defense did a Swiss cheese impression from the opening whistle.
Raiders Hope For Brighter Days In Week 2 Matchup Against TexansWeek Two looks tougher for the Oakland Raiders now that the Houston Texans posted their first win in almost a year. Can the Raiders win their home opener? Sure, they can, if both the offense and the defense play better than they did in Week One against the New York Jets on the road.
Raiders Take On A Very Wounded Texans Team This WeekendThe Oakland Raiders had nine players on the official NFL injury report this week, but that's nothing compared to the 18 players listed by their Week 11 opponents.
Raiders Catching Texans At The Right Time This WeekThe Houston Texans were supposed to be a playoff team again in 2013, but they've fallen on hard times; Oakland may be able to sneak a win out of this weekend's road trip to the Lone Star State.
49ers Offense And Texans Defense Could Be Affected By InjuriesThe names on the injury report for the Texans and 49ers game this Sunday Night, is more enough to field a team. Out of the two, it’s Houston who is worse off, while San Francisco has only minor concerns. If the 49ers employ a physical game plan, then injuries will play a part in this contest, as Houston simply can’t withstand much more of a beating.