Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
Despite the Texans' record, almost completely flipped from this time last year, two players have remained consistent in their production: defensive end J.J. Watt and receiver Andre Johnson. Neither intends to pack it in, writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
DeAndre Hopkins wasn't happy to be benched even briefly against the Raiders. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Hopkins made mistakes. Hopkins said on Thursday that it was "one play" that got him benched, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com.
Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press writes about Wade Phillips' response to Ed Reed's accusations. She includes this quote from Texans defensive end Antonio Smith: "I like the scheme."
In this story from a couple of days ago, Drew Dougherty of HoustonTexans.com notes that Case Keenum is working to avoid looking to his legs for help so quickly. Some of his best plays have come when he does that, but Keenum doesn't always need to, and that's something he's learning.