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1-1, 1st in AFC South
Brady-Watson is a rare duel of defending champs (0:57)
ESPN Stats & Info

Pats heavily favored at home

The Texans haven't beaten the Patriots in nearly a decade, and ESPN's FPI doesn't see much changing in Sunday's meeting, giving New England the highest percentage chance to win out of any Week 3 matchup.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans WR Bruce Ellington and TE Stephen Anderson are out of the concussion protocol.

Stephen A.: Watt can't beat Pats by himself (0:47)
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15hMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's Rookie Big Board: Zach Cunningham

Cunningham could shoot up this list now that Brian Cushing is suspended. His numbers aren't that impressive yet, but his playing time will increase, and he has a high ceiling.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Through two games, the Texans' pass defense has held opposing quarterbacks to an average completion percentage of 55 percent for 169 yards, both ranked in the top 6 in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Of course, that's against Blake Bortles and Andy Dalton, so Sunday vs. the Patriots will be a bigger test.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Hopkins said his chemistry with Deshaun Watson is "getting better and better everyday." "At practice, I've seen the difference from when we first started throwing together to yesterday. We're growing, we're getting to know each, and it's getting better,” Hopkins said.

Herm says Patriots won't lose 2 home games in a row (0:54)
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2dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: What to make of Houston's lack of sacks

Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt have all been shut out in the sack department. Maybe we should have seen this coming, and yet, we're probably a little too harsh to judge the Texans after two games.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Bruce Ellington (concussion) was a full participant in practice, so he could be cleared on Thursday. TE Stephen Anderson had limited participation, so he is still in the concussion protocol.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (broken collarbone) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph practiced Wednesday after he left Thursday's game with a shoulder injury. He's hopeful he'll play Sunday vs. the Patriots. The Texans also got RB Alfred Blue (high ankle sprain) back. He's been out since the team's joint practice with the Saints.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Watt said his finger is broken, "but not bad" and that it won't bother him too much on Sunday. It's just a finger. If it were anything else, it'd be a problem," Watt said. "It's an injury that doesn't bother me whole lot because I didn't have use of that finger for a long time. I tore a tendon a few years back on it. So, it wasn't very useful anyway."

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3dSarah Barshop

Reports: Depleted Texans to sign CB Banks

The short-handed Houston Texans are likely to sign CB Johnthan Banks after losing two corners to injury in last week's game, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports.

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Power Rankings: Texans rebound

A humbling Week 1 loss dropped Houston 12 spots on our list, but Deshaun Watson & Co. regained half of that ground by beating the Bengals on Thursday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards104.032nd
Rushing Yards130.57th
Points For10.030th
Points Against19.0Tied-11th

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