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NFL's Andre Johnson Buys $17K in Toys for Kids

Houston Texan makes it an annual tradition

(Newser) - A little antidote to the usual headlines that NFL players make off the field: Houston Texan Andre Johnson dropped more than $17,000 at a Toys R Us for a dozen kids and their siblings in child protective services, reports Fox Sports . In fact, it's the seventh straight year... More »

Texans Coach Stable After Halftime Collapse

Kubiak didn't have a heart attack, team says

(Newser) - Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak is in stable condition in the hospital after a medical episode that horrified the home crowd during yesterday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Kubiak was walking off the field at halftime when he suddenly collapsed near the 20-yard line, ESPN reports. The team says... More »

Schaub Leads AFC Past NFC, 41-34

Texans quarterback snags Pro Bowl MVP award

(Newser) - In its new role as a warmup to the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl became a series of wind sprints. Long gains were the rule and hard hitting the exception as the AFC beat the NFC tonight in Miami, 41-34. Light showers fell but uniforms remained mostly spotless, with more... More »

$100M for Haynesworth Opens NFL Free Agency

(Newser) - The NFL free agency period began at midnight, and the Redskins quickly got down to business, agreeing to a 7-year, $100 million deal with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, the Washington Post reports. The former Tennessee Titan's contract includes an NFL-record $41 million in guaranteed money, the AP adds. He joins... More »

Detroit Ends Season Winless

Lions have worst record at 0-16

(Newser) - The Detroit Lions today achieved the perfect record that last season eluded the New England Patriots—only perfectly losing at 0-16, reports the AP. In other NFL games:
  • The Minnesota Vikings secured their place in the playoffs as a walk-off field goal from Ryan Longwell put them 20-19 over the
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Giants Upend Tumbling Cowboys

Tennessee lands 19-16 overtime win against Packers

(Newser) - Tony Romo's injured pinkie spelled doom for the Dallas Cowboys again as the New York Giants pummeled them 35-14 today, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. In other games:
  • The Tennessee Titans continued their unbeaten streak by outlasting the Green Bay Packers 19-16 in overtime, USA Today reports.
  • The Atlanta Falcons held
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Deuce, 7 Others Face NFL Suspensions Over Drug Tests

McAllister, other Saints head list

(Newser) - At least eight NFL players have tested positive for banned substances, including the Saints’ Deuce McAllister, Will Smith, and Charles Grant, and Houston’s Bryan Pittman, reports Denver's Fox 31 and ESPN. Many of the accused, including Pittman, are big linemen who tested positive for the weight-loss diuretic Bumentanide, which... More »

Cowboys Nearly Cough Up 17-Point Lead

Colts stun Texans with late surge; Redskins run over Eagles

(Newser) - The Dallas Cowboys nearly blew a big lead today, and the Indianapolis Colts overcame one against the winless Houston Texans:
  • The Cincinnati Bengals whittled down the Cowboys' 17-point lead in the fourth quarter, but blew it when receiver Miles Austin couldn't catch an endzone pass, Dallascowboys.com reports. Cowboys 31,
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Cowboys NFL's Richest at $1.6B

Average team worth over $1B

(Newser) - The NFL is the richest pro sports league in the world, with the average value of each franchise topping $1 billion, reports Bloomberg. The combined value of the league jumped 7% from last year and has more than tripled since Forbes began ranking the teams 10 years ago. The jump... More »

The Draft's Winners and Losers

The Chiefs came out on top, but who botched their picks?

(Newser) - The Chiefs made all 13 of their 2008 draft picks count by tapping defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and picking up sleepers, writes Mel Kiper Jr for ESPN. The Cowboys would have made out equally well but didn't draft a wide receiver, and the Redskins got big guns despite trading out... More »

Panthers Send Testaverde Out With a Win

In Houston, Texans finish at .500 for first time in franchise history

(Newser) - Vinny Testaverde ended his pro football career where it began—in Tampa—taking the final snap of Carolina's 31-23 meaningless win over the Buccaneers. The Panthers took advantage of Tampa resting seven starters in preparation for next week's playoff game against the New York Giants. Leaving the field, Testaverde hugged... More »

Peyton, Colts Blow by Houston

Balanced offense, solid defense lead defending champs

(Newser) - Indianapolis, firmly entrenched in the No. 2 spot in the AFC, didn't take the day off as Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns and the Colts rolled up 458 yards of offense in a 38-15 thrashing of Houston. Two of the Colts' scoring drives exceeded 90 yards. "We got our... More »

Texans Triumph Over Broncos

Son, pupil topple Shanahan

(Newser) - Despite making it close late in the third quarter, the master had no answer for his pupils, as the Texans toppled the Broncos last night, 31-13, the Denver Post reports. The game pitted Broncos' head coach Mike Shanahan against not only his former offensive coordinator--Texans' coach Gary Kubiak--but also his... More »

Giants Win Defensive Battle With Eagles

Elsewhere, Bucs and Panthers both get thumped on the road

(Newser) - The New York Giants had a less-than-stellar day on offense, but it was just enough in a 16-13 win as Philadelphia's long field goal attempt hit the upright with no time left. The ho-hum game featured 12 punts and only one pass play longer than 20 yards as the visiting... More »

35-14 Win Over Bills Has Jags Aiming at Indy

Bengals, Chargers, and Browns crush opponents as well

(Newser) - After a solid 35-14 defeat of Buffalo, the Jaguars are setting their sights at next week's matchup with Indianapolis, the team standing between Jacksonville and the AFC South title. The Jags outpaced the Bills 416 yards to 286 last night, despite a faltering 26-yard effort from Maurice Jones-Drew. In other... More »

Browns Overcome Seahawks in OT

Meanwhile, Texans down hapless Raiders and Bucs top Cards

(Newser) - Sunday's late day NFL action was dominated by the Patriots and Colts, but there were two other games going on as well, including an overtime thriller:
  • The Browns survived a tying FG at the end of regulation by Seahawk kicker Josh Brown and the loss of the overtime coin flip
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Falcons Score Season's 1st Win

Harrington, Atlanta get season's first win, 26-16 over Houston

(Newser) - Joey Harrington answered his critics last night by putting up impressive numbers in his team's 26-16 defeat of the Houston Texans, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Harrington threw two touchdowns to Michael Jenkins and completed 23 of 29 passes for 223 yards to give Bobby Petrino his first win as Atlanta's... More »

Texans Release Carr, Williams

Huston waives its two best-known players

(Newser) - The Houston Texans released their two best-known players today, quarterback David Carr and running back Domanick Williams (formerly Davis), after years of disappointing performances. More »

Texans Acquire Schaub for Draft Picks

$48 million deal for Matt Schaub as starter

(Newser) - Former second-string Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Schaub will earn up to $48 million as starting quarterback for the Houston Texans the next six seasons. The Texans, meanwhile, are looking to shop David Carr, who had been the team's starter. In five years, Carr's QB rating was 75.5, and he... More »

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