Henry passes 2K, Titans beat Texans 41-38 on late field goal
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu (94) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)HOUSTON – The Tennessee Titans won the AFC South on Sunday. All it took was Derrick Henry surpassing 2,000 yards rushing and rookie Sam Sloman’s 37-yard field goal that bounced off the upright and through for a 41-38 victory over the Houston Texans. The Titans then capped a long drive with a 5-yard TD run by Ryan Tannehill with less than two minutes remaining. Henry had put the Titans on top 10-3 when he dashed 52 yards early in the second quarter.
Steelers' Roethlisberger active after virus-related absence
The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers wound up relatively healthy for their game against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals following a brush with the novel coronavirus. Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is also back after missing a game with a knee injury. Cincinnati is without running back Joe Mixon, whose lingering foot injury is forcing him to miss a third game in a row. Receiver Cooper Kupp, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and running back Darrell Henderson all were active after missing practices with injuries. Raiders: T Kolton Miller (ankle), DT Maurice Hurst (ankle), QB Marcus Mariota, RB Theo Riddick, G John Simpson, DT Daniel Ross.
True Hero! Houston Texans players rally behind Kenny Stills after he was arrested during a Breonna Taylor protest
All rights reserved)HOUSTON Houston Texans Wide Receiver Kenny Stills was arrested during a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville. In Louisville, several protesters, including Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams were arrested. Stills is facing a felony charge and his teammates and others reacted across social media. Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) July 15, 2020According to ESPNs Cameron Wolfe, Stills has been released from jail, and added his own thoughts. So Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) was just released from jail 30 mins ago.
MONDAY HUDDLE: How will Texans move on after Watt injury?
Whats next for Texans after Watt injury? For the third time in four seasons, the Texans saw star defensive end J.J. Watts season cut short due to injury. But nobody in the league will feel sorry for the Texans, so how do they move on without Watt out after he suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Sundays 27-24 win over the Oakland Raiders? The Texans could also try to look for help in the trade market before Tuesday's trade deadline, but any trade made wouldn't be major. But ultimately, the biggest key to keep winning without Watt will be quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Watson, Watt lead way as Texans outlast Chargers, 27-20
Deshaun Watson threw for 351 yards and hit Jordan Akins with two of his three touchdown passes, and J.J. Watt had two of the Texans' five sacks of Philip Rivers in their 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. PHOTOS: Texans take on ChargersKeenan Allen caught 13 passes for a career-high 183 yards and two touchdowns from Rivers, who passed for 318 yards in the Bolts' second straight loss. Houston went up 27-17 with 9:40 to play on a typically magical effort by Watson , whose escape abilities usually kept him one step ahead of the Chargers' tough pass rush. The Chargers trimmed the lead to seven points and then drove into Houston territory in the final minute, converting two fourth downs along the way. After Rivers' fumble ended Los Angeles' next drive deep in Texans territory, Watson hit a wide-open Akins for a 15-yard TD to put Houston ahead late in the third.
5 things to watch during the Texans preseason game against Green Bay
Houston Texans' Charles Omenihu, center, tries to get around Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Gerhard de Beer, left, while pursuing running back Corey Grant, right, during a joint NFL football practice Monday, Aug 5, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.GREEN BAY, Wisc. - The Texans open up preseason play with a road game at legendary Lambeau Field against the Packers on Thursday night. All week, rookie running backs Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett battled and made plays to set themselves apart to maybe fill in for cut running back D'Onta Foreman. Scharping grew up in Green Bay, and he is battling to get into the Texans offensive line rotation. Lonnie Johnson retributionTexans rookie cornerback Lonnie Johnson didn't practice Tuesday after delivering a punishing hit to Packers rookie tight end Jace Sternberger.