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1-4, 4th in AFC South

Texans making the right decision?

Houston is changing QBs again, but according to ESPN Stats & Info, this looks like the right move. Brian Hoyer's numbers look significantly better than those of Ryan Mallett this season.


Colts, Texans, Dodgers, Cowboys

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones talks about Matt Hasselbeck performance compared to Andrew Luck, Ryan Mallet's body language after being benched, if the Dodgers should start Clayton Kershaw over Zack Grienke, the Cowboys defending Greg Hardy and more.


Hoyer reclaims Texans' starting QB job

Brian Hoyer will start next week's game against the Jaguars after throwing for 312 yards and two TDs in relief of Ryan Mallett on Thursday. However, Hoyer's long-term prospects are up in the air, as head coach Bill O'Brien said, "I think it's 11 one-game seasons."

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Hoyer named Texans' starting QB for Week 6

Brian Hoyer is the Houston Texans' starting quarterback for the team's Week 6 game against the Jaguars. For how long he remains beyond that game is uncertain.

Hoyer the right QB to lead Texans? (1:14)

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Brian Hoyer will be the team's starter for Jacksonville. Asked if Hoyer could be the starter for the season, O'Brien said he is looking at this as a series of one-game seasons. Hoyer entered the game in the second quarter and threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns.

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What's up with Houston's defense?

A season ago, the Texans' defense was able to sack the quarterback on 7.4 percent of dropbacks without blitzing, which was the 2nd-best rate in the league. This year, they're sacking quarterbacks on just 1.2 percent of their non-blitz dropbacks (31st in the NFL).

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney briefly exited Thursday's game with what appeared to be an ankle injury. On Friday he wore a walking boot on his right foot. It's not clear if the injury is serious, but Clowney did return to the game afterward. He played 52 percent of the Texans defensive snaps.

No shortage of problems in Houston (1:42)
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Jaworski: Eli getting rid of ball quickly

ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski comments on Bill O'Brien's indecision at QB for the Texans, the deficiencies of Ryan Mallet, Eli Manning's improvement in facing the blitz and more.


Mike & Mike Hour 2: Kurkjian, Jaworski

Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons in for Mike Greenberg discuss ALDS with ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian and Week 5 NFL matchups with ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski.


Mike & Mike Hour 1: ALDS, Texans-Colts

Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons in for Mike Greenberg discuss the opening matchups of the ALDS and the Colts' TNF victory over the Texans. Plus, the guys play "Next Question".

Jaws: Ryan Mallett doesn't know how to alter throws (1:24)
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O'Brien unsure who'll start next

For the second time this season, Bill O'Brien is considering a QB change. He hasn't decided who will start for the 1-4 Texans vs. the Jaguars next week, saying he has to watch film first. Brian Hoyer threw for 312 yards in three quarters. He's the first 300-yard passer to come off the bench since Chad Henne in 2012.

Jaws: Texans players need to know who the starting QB is (0:56)
Golic: All QBs are more valuable than Watt (1:12)

Team Stats

Passing Yards300.04th
Rushing Yards96.222nd
Points For19.425th
Points Against27.0Tied-26th

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