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2016 Schedule
9-7, 1st in AFC South
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JJ Watt's back injury, new look offense

Tania joined Robin Lundberg to talk about JJ Watt's back injury and if he'll miss his first NFL regular season game and the Texans new-look offense.

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Can the Texans afford to have J.J. Watt miss any games? (1:33)
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Start of season not a given for Watt (1:29)
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Pierce on impact of J.J. Watt's back surgery

ESPN NFL analyst Antonio Pierce weighs in on J.J. Watt's surgery, Eugene Monroe's retirement, players' approach to their careers in the league and Le'Veon Bell's potential suspension.

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J.J. Watt on pace with NFL greats

Watt, who reportedly has undergone back surgery this offseason, has totaled 74.5 sacks in his first five seasons. That's 8.5 more than Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.

ESPN Stats & Info

Who could be in the mix to replace Watt?

With reports that J.J. Watt has undergone back surgery, which players may step up if the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year is unable to play in Week 1?

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

During a Q&A at a Hyundai football camp, a kid asks Texans received DeAndre Hopkins who his best friend on the Texans is. "My best friend is Brock Osweiler. The guy who throws me touchdowns."

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Is it possible Watt will be back for Week 1? (1:59)
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Texans' D.J. Reader finds closure as his NFL dream begins

The grief from losing his dad and wondering if he could have saved him almost derailed D.J. Reader's career. After accepting help, the Texans rookie is back on the path his father envisioned.

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When will Watt return to action? (1:41)
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Miller's spin move rewarded in Madden

The Madden NFL 17 video game must've noticed Braxton Miller's spin move against Virginia Tech last season. The Texans' third-round pick is rated 91 in spin moves. Madden rookie ratings

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Rookie WRs earn high marks in Madden

The Redskins' Josh Doctson, Vikings' Laquon Treadwell and Texans' Will Fuller are rated second, third and fourth, respectively, among rookie WRs in the Madden NFL 17 video game. Who is No. 1? Madden rookie ratings

Texans are NFL's best in dime package

Houston allowed a league-low 4.3 yards per play while using six defensive backs. The Texans were also successful when using six or more pass-rushers, per Football Outsiders. Sneaky strengths (Insider)

Boletos del Texans-Raiders en México ya tienen rango de precios

El martes 26 de julio inicia la preventa de boletos para el juego de Monday Night Football que celebrarán ambos equipos el próximo 21 de noviembre en el Estadio Azteca. Leer

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How does Arian Foster fit into Miami's offense? (1:17)
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My Wish: 9-year-old fan teaches J.J. Watt about true 'Will Power' (7:00)
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Under-the-radar strength of every NFL offense

Patriots RB Dion Lewis dominated opponents after the catch, while Washington QB Kirk Cousins thrived on play-action. Aaron Schatz delves into the hidden strength of each offense.

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.618th
Rushing Yards108.215th
Points For21.2Tied-21st
Points Against19.6Tied-7th

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