Texans looking for improvement after getting first win
HOUSTON – The Houston Texans finally picked up a win this weekend in their first game since coach Bill O’Brien was fired. Now the Texans are looking to build on what they did in the victory over the Jaguars with interim coach Romeo Crennel and improve this week when they are scheduled to visit the Titans. “I saw the fight during the course of the game,” Crennel said. They held the Jaguars to just 75 yards rushing after entering the game allowing 181.8 yards a game. He has 319 yards rushing in just three games and ran for 211 yards in his previous game against Houston.
Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries. ___PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGHEagles: TE Hakeem Butler; RB Jason Huntley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill. Falcons: S Jaylinn Hawkins, WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Ravens: RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, QB Trace McSorley, DT Broderick Washington, DT Justin Ellis, OL Tyre Phillips.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Did Texans save their season with win?
Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled by Benardrick McKinney #55 of the Houston Texans and Brennan Scarlett #57. Was this a season-saving win for Texans? Appetizer before main course for Texas, Texas A&MBoth Texas and Texas A&M did what they were expected to do, which was earn lopsided wins in final nonconference tuneups. Tough losses against Pac-12 for Houston, Texas TechBoth Houston and Texas Tech forayed into the Pac-12 in their Week 3 matchups, and both came out with disappointing losses. Alan Bowman went 30-of-55 passing for 307 yards in defeat for Texas Tech, which has a bye before facing Oklahoma on Sept. 28.