Nick Foles and Case Keenum are here, and they are here to stay. It is obvious that they are the answer to the problems and recent woes of their respective teams. They have both done an excellent job as they have taken over the starting quarterback job on their teams. Nick Foles got to take over for an injured Michael Vick, and Case Keenum is just the best remaining quarterback on the Texans.
Nick Foles has taken over the starting job in Philadelphia. There is no way that Chip Kelly should go back to Vick even if he becomes healthy. It is obvious that Foles is the quarterback of the future and possibly even now. Last weekend, we witnessed one of the greatest performances by a quarterback that we have ever seen. He threw for over 400 yards and 7 touchdown passes. Another quarterback that threw for 7 touchdown passes recently is Peyton Manning. Could Foles be the next Manning? Probably not, but he is going to be good. Foles' great performance is just the beginning of possible greatness. He may not do that every week, but he will put up good games.
Another quarterback that is the new starter in Houston, Case Keenum. He has taken over for Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates. He was the third string quarterback and got his chance when Matt Schaub got hurt, and Gary Kubiak decided to give Keenum the job over Yates. He snapped the pick-six streak the Texans had going and has finally been able to throw a 25+ yard pass. He has also thrown touchdown passes, something the Texans have not had in awhile. In his last game against the Colts, he had 350+ yards and 3 touchdowns. He has emerged as a good quarterback who has lots of potential. I think that he is definitely the starter for the rest of the year, and possibly years to come.
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The Texans came close to winning it all last year, finishing with a stellar 12-4 record. They have a sense of urgency this year, aware that you only get so many chances. Is this season the Texans' time to shine?
From the moment he arrived, first round pick WR DeAndre Hopkins has been one the most impressive Texans players.
While Arian Foster rests his calf strain, his back up, Ben Tate, has been impressive while running with the first team.
Both Brian Cushing and J.J. Watt look like they’re primed for huge seasons.
One of the closest battles of training camp is the back up QB spot behind Matt Schuab. As it stands now, T.J. Yates has a slight lead over Case Keenum.
A sleeper to keep an eye on is rookie D.J. Swearinger. He’s a tackling machine and should get a lot of playing time at safety as the season progresses.
A few months ago you might have known T.J. Yates from the Draft, but you probably didn't expect him to be the starting QB for the Texans. How times have changed! T.J. helped get his team into the Playoffs, and in their Wild Card matchup against the Bengals, he'd fire up the Texans Offense, including a sweet 40-yard TD pass to Andre Johnson.
To celebrate this amazing showing, we think T.J. needs a nickname... a second nickname, since T.J. isn't awesome enough! Leave your nicknames for T.J. Yates as a comment and we'll pick our favorites to use in future articles.
Many NFLRushers have made their picks for this weekend's WIld Card round of the NFL Playoffs. Do you agree with the picks? Which underdog has the best chance to pull the upset?
Only 13% of NFLRushers think they will win against the Saints. While they have some big weapons on offense with QB Matthew Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson, it would be a mistake to shoot it out with QB Drew Brees. Their best chance is going to come with the defensive line getting a lot of pressure.
Just 20% of NFLRushers picked the Broncos to win against the Steelers. The Game is in Denver so there's already a bit of help with the home field advantage. There's no question that QB Time Tebow will need to play well but their best chance at a victory is to attack on defense and force turnovers.
41% of NFLRushers are on the Falcons train this weekend yet they hold the a better record than the opposing Giants. QB Matt Ryan is capable of a big game but their key to victory will be protecting their QB. The Giants defense is all about the pass rush and Ryan will need some time in the pocket to have success.
46% of NFLRushers think the Texans will get the victory but that makes them the underdog against the visiting Bengals. Third-string Rookie QB T.J. Yates will have to lead the Texans into their first playoff game ever and that leaves a huge question mark. Their best chance on Saturday will come from their defense. The Texans D was ranked second in the NFL this season.
Rookie QB T.J. Yates led the biggest drive in Houston Texans history Sunday, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass with two seconds left for a 20-19 victory. Since the team was founded in 2002, it has not been to the postseason but all that changed this season. The Texans not only clinched a playoff spot but they clinched the AFC South division championship. The team this year is ranked 1st in total defense and 2nd in rushing offense and should make some noise in the playoffs.
Congratulations to the Houston Texans on their first Playoff run!