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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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J.J. Watt Named Defensive Player Of The Year

Feb 6, 2016 9:12 PM

J.J. Watt has been named the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year, the third of his career.

"I was a 2-star recruit coming out and now I have three (Defensive Player of the Year) awards," Watt said after accepting the award. "So ... screw all of you guys for doubting me."

 

Watt received 37 votes, beating out Aaron Donald (7) and Luke Kuechly (4).

Watt joined Lawrence Taylor as the only players to win the award three times.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Tags: Houston Texans, Personal Award

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Mike Vrabel Turns Down Defensive Coordinator Offer From 49ers

Jan 22, 2016 11:10 AM

Mike Vrabel has turned down an offer to become the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator.

Vrabel has been linebackers coach of the Houston Texans over the past two seasons.

Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith worked hard behind the scenes to keep Vrabel and will give him a new contract, the Houston Chronicle reported, citing sources.

Vrabel met with new 49ers coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday before declining the job, the Chronicle reported.

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Tags: Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

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J.J. Watt Undergoes Surgery For Sports Hernia

Jan 12, 2016 4:24 PM

J.J. Watt underwent surgery for a sports hernia.

Watt again was one of the best defensive players in the NFL in 2015.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

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Jadeveon Clowney Leaves Stadium After Being Ruled Out

Jan 9, 2016 4:25 PM

Jadeveon Clowney stormed out of the Houston Texans' locker room and left the stadium after he was ruled out of their Wild Card game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Texans listed Clowney among their inactives following a pregame workout in the weight room. Clowney was upset about the decision, believing he was ready to play.

The team acknowledged that Clowney had left the stadium but said he would return before kickoff.

Clowney is recovering from a significant foot injury he suffered two weeks ago.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

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Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 8, 2016 5:51 PM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the playoffs begin.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers at Washington

Bye Teams


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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Full NFL Playoff Schedule With Times, TV Listings

Jan 4, 2016 12:47 AM

The NFL has announced its television schedule for the 2015 playoffs.

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 9th
4:35 PM EST: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (ESPN)
8:15 PM EST: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

Sunday, January 10th
1:05 PM EST: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
4:40 PM EST: Green Bay Packers at Washington (FOX)

Divisional Weekend

Saturday, January 16th
4:35 PM EST: 3/4/5 at New England Patriots (CBS)
8:15 PM EST: 3/4/5 at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

Sunday, January 17th
1:05 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:40 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Championship Weekend

Sunday, January 24th
3:05 PM EST: AFC Championship (CBS)
6:40 PM EST: NFC Championship (FOX)

Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7th
6:30 PM EST: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion (CBS)

Andrew Siciliano/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

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Brandon Weeden Happy Jerry Jones Will Be Watching Playoffs From Couch

Dec 29, 2015 12:44 PM

Brandon Weeden is one win away from reaching the playoffs with the Houston Texans while his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, have long been eliminated.

Weeden was Tony Romo's backup to start the season and was called "limited" by Jerry Jones.

During his regular appearance on Oklahoma City radio station 107.7, Weeden was asked if it's "extra satisfying" that he's on a team trying to lock down a postseason berth while the Cowboys turned into a "dumpster fire"?

"I mean, yeah. Absolutely," Weeden said. "We get to play extra football and he'll be watching on his couch. That's what it's all about. We're playing for something, and this is a fun time of the year."

Shalise Manza Young/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans

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T.J. Yates Suffers Torn ACL

Dec 21, 2015 1:47 PM

T.J. Yates suffered a torn ACL in the Houston Texans' win at the Indianapolis Colts.

Yates was the Texans' backup quarterback with Brian Hoyer out due to a concussion.

Brandon Weeden finish the game for the Texans.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Todd McShay/ESPN

J.J. Watt Suffers Broken Hand, Doesn't Expect To Miss Any Games
J.J. Watt suffered a broken hand during practice on Wednesday.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Belichick Puts J.J. Watt In Similar Class As Lawrence Taylor
Bill Belichick still wasn't ready to rank J.J. Watt above Lawrence Taylor.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Confident Of Playing In NFL Again
Arian Foster tore the Achilles tendon in his right leg this season and is recovering from surgery.

Kristie Rieken/AP

Bill O'Brien Denies Presence Of Power Struggle With Rick Smith
Bill O'Brien reportedly wanted to cut Mallett before the Texans even took the field to play the Dolphins.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Texans Release Ryan Mallett
Houston will sign or trade for a veteran quarterback to back up Brian Hoyer.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Texans Considered Cutting Ryan Mallett
The Texans don't have another healthy quarterback on the roster beyond Brian Hoyer.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Out For Season With Torn Achilles
Arian Foster came back from groin surgery early and 265 yards from scrimmage over four weeks.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Ryan Mallett Misses Texans' Plane To Miami
Ryan Mallett had to make the trip by commercial airline.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Jadeveon Clowney In Walking Boot
Jadeveon Clowney missed most of his rookie year with knee problems.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Arian Foster Returns To Practice For First Time Since Hip Surgery
Arian Foster went on to say this would be his "best year."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Texans To Start Ryan Mallett In Week 2
The Texans signed Brian Hoyer in the offseason, while Ryan Mallett was acquired in 2014.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Watt, Gronkowski Most Dominant Compared To Positional Peers
Rob Gronkowski had three touchdowns in Week 1.

Gordon McGuinness/Pro Football Focus

Arian Foster Doesn't Go To IR, Could Return In Late September
Arian Foster's torn groin was originally expected to keep him out into November, but he instead could be back in September.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Texans Expect Jadeveon Clowney To Play Week 1
Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice Aug. 17 after a lengthy recovery from microfracture surgery.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Texans Name Brian Hoyer Starting QB
Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett both have served as backups to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at one point in their respective careers.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Likely To Undergo Groin Surgery
Arian Foster likely will miss the start of the regular season.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Placed On PUP List
Jadeveon Clowney will begin training camp on the list and still count against the Texans' active roster.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney 'Looks Spectacular' Seven Months After Microfracture
Jadeveon Clowney was limited to four games his rookie year after being selected first overall in the draft.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

J.J. Watt Has 40+ QB Hits In Three Straight Seasons
J.J. Watt had 50 quarterback hits in 2014, which was first in the NFL well ahead of Carlos Dunlap's 28 and Von Miller's 27.

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