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NFL at 100: Favre flawless vs. Raiders after dad's death

Oct. 15, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

Brett Favre played in plenty of meaningful games with 24 playoff starts, five appearances in the conference title game and two trips to the Super Bowl on the way to the Hall of Fame. Favre had plenty of prolific ones with two games with at least 400 yards passing and four more with at least five touchdown passes....

Texans-Chiefs highlighted by tantalizing Watson-Mahomes duel

Oct. 10, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The relationship between Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Texans counterpart Deshaun Watson goes back well beyond the 2017 draft, when along with Mitchell Trubisky they were considered among the best prospects at their position. It goes back to their college days, when Mahomes...

Texans-Chiefs Preview Capsule

Oct. 10, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (3-2) at KANSAS CITY (4-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Texans 3-2, Chiefs 3-2 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 6-4 LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Texans 42-32, Oct. 10, 2017 LAST WEEK — Texans beat Falcons 53-32; Chiefs lost to Colts...

Analysis: NFL's biggest trend in 2019 is setting trends

Oct. 7, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

The NFL's biggest trend so far in 2019 is, well, setting trends. In its 100th season, highlighted by all sorts of celebrations and honor what has become the nation's most popular sport, those trends tend to skew toward the negative side. Because this is supposed to be an uplifting season, it's worthwhile to take...

Falcons-Texans Preview Capsule

Oct. 3, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (1-3) at HOUSTON (2-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Texans by 4½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 1-3, Texans 2-2 SERIES RECORD — Tied 2-2 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Texans 48-21, Oct. 4, 2015 LAST WEEK — Falcons lost to Titans 24-10; Texans lost to Panthers...

Watson, Ryan look forward to meeting as peers on the field

Oct. 3, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Deshaun Watson and Matt Ryan are about to face off as NFL quarterbacks for the first time. When the Houston Texans host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Watson and Ryan will compete as peers. That’s just how Watson imagined it when he first met Ryan in 2010. Watson was a freshman at Gainesville High School,...

Ryan trying to stay positive during Falcons’ rough start

Oct. 3, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is preparing for what could be a tough day in Houston. The 2016 NFL MVP might be without injured Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, and Atlanta’s line was already banged up with right guards Chris Lindstrom and Jamon Brown both sidelined. Ryan, a...

Texans can't capitalize on Carolina mistakes in 16-10 loss

Sep. 29, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's defense harassed Carolina's Kyle Allen into fumbling three times on Sunday. Unfortunately for the Texans their offense only turned those three turnovers into seven points in a 16-10 loss to the Panthers. "It's very frustrating," quarterback Deshaun Watson said. "Any loss is...

Panthers down Texans 16-10 despite Allen's fumbles

Sep. 29, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Allen's mistakes could have doomed the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Instead the rest of the team stepped up to make up for those miscues and help the Panthers to a 16-10 win over the Houston Texans. Allen threw for 232 yards and the team overcame his three fumbles with help from a big...

Allen gets second straight start for Panthers against Texans

Sep. 26, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson isn't surprised Kyle Allen has done so well in the limited opportunities he's gotten with the Carolina Panthers. The two have been working out together since high school, and Watson, a first-round draft pick in 2017 after winning a national championship at...