C.J. Stroud, Texans put winning streak on line against Jaguars

It’s starting to look like the Houston Texans are ahead of schedule with their rebuild. Houston is riding a three-game winning streak and will have a chance to take over first place in the AFC South on Sunday when it faces the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars. After going 11-38 over the previous three seasons, the Texans (6-4) have found a formula for success behind rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud and defensive-minded first-year coach DeMeco Ryans, a former

C.J. Stroud, Texans climbing ladder as Cardinals hit Houston

With back-to-back, last-second victories pushing the Houston Texans above .500 in November for the first time since 2019, there’s an unrecognizable element in the air around the franchise: playoff talk. The emergence of rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud has the Texans squarely in the postseason conversation with eight games to play. When the Texans (5-4) host the Arizona Cardinals (2-8), Houston’s challenge includes avoiding looking beyond Sunday and down the road ahead. Up next is a

Bengals put win streak on line against Texans, C.J. Stroud

The football world will be watching this week to see what rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud can do for an encore as his Houston Texans visit the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. Last week, the rookie quarterback out of Ohio State led the Texans (4-4) past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 39-37, authoring a game-winning, six-play, 75-yard drive that took all of 40 seconds, capped by a 15-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Tank Dell. Stroud

Buccaneers, chasing division lead, visit Texans

Sunday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and host Houston Texans is a tale of two teams with the same 3-4 record but vastly different postseason prospects. Despite losing three in a row, Tampa Bay resides in the NFC South, where front-running Atlanta is only a half-game ahead at 4-4 and has made a quarterback change. The Texans are 2 1/2 games behind streaking Jacksonville in the AFC South. The Buccaneers’ position might have influenced

Top two ’23 picks on display as Texans, Panthers meet

The Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers have broken in rookie quarterbacks this season with varying results. It’s a storyline worth exploring compared to other issues facing the teams heading into Sunday afternoon’s meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Carolina selected Bryce Young with the No. 1 overall pick in the spring’s draft. Houston took C.J. Stroud next. Both teams were off last week. The Texans (3-3) beat the New Orleans Saints in their most recent game for

Texans seeking offensive improvement in battle vs. Saints

The Saints found the offensive improvement they were looking for last week, and the Houston Texans will attempt to follow suit when they face visiting New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. The Saints (3-2) ended a streak of 10 consecutive games with 21 points or fewer by defeating the New England Patriots 34-0 last Sunday. Meanwhile, Houston (2-3) managed just one touchdown and settled for four field goals in a 21-19 road loss to Atlanta in

C.J. Stroud, Texans try to keep it rolling at Falcons

Two teams heading in opposite directions will meet on Sunday when the red-hot Houston Texans visit the struggling Atlanta Falcons. After an 0-2 start, Houston (2-2) has won two straight games behind a suddenly potent offense led by rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud. In last week’s impressive 30-6 win over Pittsburgh, Stroud passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns. He also set an NFL rookie record by not throwing an interception in his first 151 pass