Saints backups help seal victory over Texans

The Houston Texans first team has been sharp coming into week three of the NFL Preseason. With 23 and 27 points scored over Minnesota and Miami, more of the same was expected against the New Orleans Saints and while they did manage to score 23 points, the Saints second team managed two scores to win the game 31-23.

Veteran receiver Andre Johnson looked great in his third preseason game and caught seven of eight passes thrown his way for 131 yards.

”When we sit down and game plan I try to figure out ways to get Andre the ball,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. ”It’s a compliment to the other guys that Andre’s able to get the ball so much.”

The Texans next face their in-state rivals the Dallas Cowboys this Thursday night.  Tickets are still available!

Texans hoping Reed will be ready for opening day

Houston Texans Free Safety Ed Reed is hoping that his recovery form arthroscopic hip surgery will be complete by the time the Texans take on the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium September 9th.

“With Ed, we’re working the rehab process and continuing what he’s been doing in Atlanta and setting our game plan from now until training camp,” Coach Gary Kubiak said recently. “They (team doctors) tell me he’s coming along fine. It’s just a matter of continuing the rehab process, and, obviously, we’ve got a target date we’re shooting for.”

The Texans 1st round draft selection, DeAndre Hopkins has impressed his coaches and teammates as well as the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah who listed Hopkins as one of the top three rookies to make an immediate impact.

For the past 10 seasons, Andre Johnson has been as productive as just about any wide receiver in the NFL. He’s caught more than 800 balls and eclipsed 11,000 receiving yards. That’s quite impressive, considering he’s never had a legitimate No. 2 wideout to keep opposing defenses honest. Enter Hopkins. The former Clemson receiver broke the ACC’s single-season record for receiving touchdowns with 18 last fall and his combination of short-area quickness and ball skills will be a welcome addition to the Texans’ passing attack. He should start right away and post 60-plus catches during his rookie campaign.

The Texans open preseason in Minnesota against the Vikings.  Be sure to get your tickets and catch your Houston Texans!

Texans host Vikings Sunday

The Houston Texans, winners of six of their last seven games, are putting their 12-2 record up against the Minnesota Vikings 8-6 squad this Sunday night.  Both teams will be fielding top tier running backs in the Texans’ Arian Foster and the Vikings Adrian Peterson.

“It’s a special moment,” Foster said recently. “I feel like I’m one of the better backs in the NFL, and he is, too. Anytime you can get two backs of that caliber on the same field at the same time, it’s a nice little gift for the fans, so, hopefully, we (he and Peterson) can put on a show.”

The Vikings need to win this game to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.  The team are currently seeded 6th and are in control of their destiny.  Head Coach Leslie Frazier is surely aware of all the scenarios but is trying to keep his team focused on the task at hand.

“I won’t even try (going through the ways his team gets into the playoffs)” Frazier said. “I won’t even try. We’ll be focusing on how we can beat a very, very good football team, the Houston Texans. That’s the most important thing, without question.”

The Texans have already secured the AFC South Division title.