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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) gets away from Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Texans look for first win after 2nd 0-3 start in 3 years

Sep. 28, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans don’t have much reason for optimism after Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh left them 0-3 for the second time in three seasons. The good news for the Texans is that they only need to look to the 2018 season to see the blueprint for a turnaround after a winless...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) gets away from Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Time to panic? Late collapse drops Texans to 0-3

Sep. 27, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Deshaun Watson ran out of running room. J.J. Watt and the defense ran out of stopping power. And the Houston Texans quickly find themselves running of time to get it going in 2020. A 28-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday dropped Houston to 0-3 for the second time in three years....

Steelers eye 3-0 start while Texans look to avoid 0-3 hole

Sep. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

HOUSTON (0-2) at PITTSBURGH (2-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE - Steelers by 6 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texans 0-2; Steelers 1-1 SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 4-2 LAST MEETING - Steelers defeated Texans 34-6 on Dec. 25, 2017 in Houston LAST WEEK’S RESULT: Texans lost to Ravens 33-16; Steelers beat...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) walks off the field with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Houston. Baltimore won 33-16. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Terrible run defense has Houston Texans in 0-2 hole

Sep. 21, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have been terrible against the run to start this season and it has left them in an 0-2 hole with a trip to Pittsburgh looming on Sunday. Houston allowed the Ravens to rush for 230 yards in a 33-16 loss this weekend after the Chiefs ran for 166 yards in their...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )

Cowboys' Elliott reveals "painful" new "Feed Me" tattoo

Sep. 18, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new “Feed Me” tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first Cowboys touchdown of the season against the Rams. The two-time rushing champion said he got the tattoo over the summer, with the message obvious based on the slogan that...

Fans watch the Kansas City Chiefs during  NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs opened the stadium to 5,000 season ticket holders to watch practice as the team plans to open the regular season with a reduced capacity of approximately 22 percent of normal attendance. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other

Sep. 9, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from a 24-0 hole to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, a brutally efficient comeback that ultimately propelled the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title in 50...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins runs for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game in Houston. Hopkins may be a perfect fit for the Cardinals. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Direct deposit: WR Hopkins negotiates own deal with Arizona

Sep. 8, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins is one of the NFL's best players. Someday, he'd like to run one of the game's best organizations. So during the past few weeks, the 28-year-old receiver has spent lots of late nights studying the terminology of contracts and the art of negotiation. Considering he wants...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes during NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)

Hold my beer: AFC South teams take turns making risky moves

Sep. 2, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Maybe close friends Bill O’Brien and Doug Marrone had a bet. Maybe they were playing a back-and-forth game of “Can You Top This?” If so, Marrone clearly won this round. Marrone and the Jacksonville Jaguars have dumped five potential starters, including three...

Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray (1) throws to Andy Isabella (89) during an NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Muscular Murray, Cardinals ready to show big improvement

Aug. 27, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray looks different now that he's entering his second NFL season, and it's not just because he's much more confident in his abilities or his role in the Cardinals' offense. Arizona's franchise quarterback is buff. “He got a little swole, a big chest,” receiver...

Arizona Cardinals running backs Chase Edmonds (29) and Kenyan Drake (41) run a drill during an NFL football workout Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Smart moves: Cardinals' RB Kenyan Drake digs into playbook

Aug. 21, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenyan Drake was a revelation for the Arizona Cardinals last season, providing a versatile, productive running back after his midseason trade from the Miami Dolphins in October. There's reason to believe 2020 can be even better: After all, the 26-year-old Drake now actually knows...