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5-5, 1st in AFC South
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Texans' emergency QB: Shane Lechler

Houston's punter nearly had to go under center last year after Ryan Mallett and Tom Savage were injured in the same game. He remains the team's top option if disaster strikes. Emergency QBs

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Woodson among 32 sportsmanship nominees

Veterans Charles Woodson, Philip Rivers and Calvin Johnson are among 32 players nominated for the Art Rooney Award that honors sportsmanship in the NFL.

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Texans' stock is sizzling

Since giving up 44 to the Dolphins, the Texans' defense has allowed just 29 points in three games. Houston's three-game winning streak has more than quadrupled its playoff chances, per FPI. Stock up, stock down

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AFC South on the upswing

The Colts are still the division favorites, while the Texans and Jaguars are still in it. Meanwhile, there's now just a 7 percent chance that the AFC South winner finishes below .500. Playoff projections (Insider)

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Hard to contain Hopkins

No one was surprised to see Darrelle Revis working as a shadow against DeAndre Hopkins this week. As it turns out, we didn't even need to downgrade Houston's top wideout. Fantasy 32 (Insider)

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Texans keep climbing rankings

A sudden defensive turnaround has Houston back to .500 and nearly in the top half of our list. The defense will get a major test against the Saints this week. Power Rankings

NFL Power Rankings: AFC South on the rise (1:23)
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1dSam Monson

Monson: WR Hopkins is a star with little help

DeAndre Hopkins has been unstoppable, and that's only the half of it. With erratic QB play in Houston, and no other players that truly scare defenses in the offense, he's a solo-act revelation.

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Who's afraid of Revis Island?

Apparently most fantasy owners were not scared off by DeAndre Hopkins' daunting matchup with Darrelle Revis. Hopkins was started in 97 percent of ESPN leagues, rewarding his faithful owners with 23 fantasy points. Fantasy fallout

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

During their 3-game winning streak, the Texans have reduced their penalties by 2.5 per game versus their first seven games of the season. It's made a big impact for them. Why the change? "They're sick of running laps," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. That's the punishment in practice for mistakes like that.

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2dTania Ganguli

Texans QB Hoyer passes concussion protocol

Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, who missed a game after suffering a concussion on Nov. 16, has been cleared to play against the Saints on Sunday.

O'Brien: Hoyer will be our starter this week (1:02)
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Six QBs remain unbeaten this season

Yes, we all know Cam Newton and Tom Brady haven't lost yet this season. But don't forget: Tony Romo and Matt Hasselbeck are each 3-0. Oh, and Brock Osweiler and T.J. Yates haven't lost, either.

Brian Hoyer a QB1 in Week 12 fantasy (1:34)
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2dTania Ganguli

Texans get tricky as offense rolls over Jets

Wide receiver Cecil Shorts threw a touchdown pass and the Texans went to the wildcat formation as the offense pulled out all the stops in Sunday's win.

Greeny: Jets haven't recovered since fourth quarter vs. Pats (1:45)
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Hopkins turns targets into points

T.J. Yates targeted DeAndre Hopkins 12 times in Week 11 against the Jets. Hopkins converted those chances into five catches, 118 yards and 23 fantasy points. Fantasy winners/losers

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.76th
Rushing Yards90.829th
Points For20.825th
Points Against22.8Tied-15th

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