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Posted on: November 28, 2010 3:49 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2010 4:58 pm
 

Andre Johnson, Cortland Finnegan booted for fight

Posted by Will Brinson

The Tennessee Titans have been frustrated all game long by the Houston Texans defense (weird to say, I know). Andre Johnson was clearly frustrated by Cortland Finnegan, too -- enough so that following a play, he ripped Finnegan's helmet off and a brawl between the two players erupted.

Eventually, both players were ejected and it seems likely that a suspension is headed at least Johnson's way.

Finnegan taunted the crowd on his way out of Reliant Stadium, so don't be surprised if he sees some discipline as well.

Here's the recap/highlight package (right around the 1:25 mark) of the two having fun with each other throughout the day and eventually the melee that ensued.

Posted on: November 28, 2010 2:18 pm
 

Andre Johnson reaches milestone

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It seems like Texans WR Andre Johnson has taken a minor step back in the conscious of the casual NFL fan this year.

He’s been plagued by injuries – which, at times, has limited his productivity – and he’s fifth in the league with 813 receiving yards, 12th with 56 catches and tied for 28th for TD catches (entering today’s games).

He’s still elite obviously, but after this year, he might not be talked about as the absolute best receiver in the game.

But maybe we should. With his fourth catch in the first half of the Houston-Tennessee game, Johnson notched the 60th reception of the season, becoming the only receiver in league history to record at least 60 catches a year in his first eight seasons.

Obviously, it’s another feather in cap of what eventually will be a Hall of Fame career for Johnson.

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Posted on: November 27, 2010 11:43 am
 

Week 12 injury news and analysis, part I

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Jaguars at Giants

Two of Jacksonville’s most important offensive players, WR Mike Sims-Walker and RB Maurice Jones-Drew, are questionable because of an ankle and an abdomen, respectively. Sims-Walker didn’t play last week because of his high ankle sprain, so it’s a bit surprising that he practiced at all this week (high ankle sprains tend to keep players out at least three to four weeks). Sims-Walker was limited Thursday and Friday, which tells us one of two things – either he’s an unbelievably fast healer or coach Jack Del Rio is using a bit of gamesmanship to keep New York guessing.

Jones-Drew has been on fire recently – he’s accumulated 368 yards and three touchdowns in his past three games (he’s also added 123 receiving yards) – and he’s more likely to play than not. If not, look for Rashad Jennings to get more opportunities.

Though he’s been awfully entertaining on his Twitter account since he was admitted to the hospital with back pain (he was released from the hospital Saturday morning), New York G Shawn Andrews is doubtful (Will Beatty will take his place). CB Will Blackmon is questionable with a chest injury.

Steelers at Bills


Once again, LB Shawne Merriman (who still hasn’t played a game since signing with Buffalo) is out with an Achilles tendon injury. RB C.J. Spiller is questionable, but considering Fred Jackson (249 yards, three touchdowns) has been so good the past two games, Spiller’s absence shouldn’t have a huge impact on the offense (special teams might be a different story, though). The team doesn’t want to play Spiller until he’s 100 percent healthy, which he almost surely is not.

Pittsburgh only has four players on the injury report – WR Antonio Brown and DE Aaron Smith are out, TE Matt Spaeth (concussion) is doubtful and S Troy Polamalu (ankle) is questionable. Polamalu most likely will play. He played last week despite the injury, and the Steelers plan was to rest him early in the week and let him play Sunday (he was limited Wednesday and Thursday but had full participation in practice Friday).

Titans at Texans

If you formed a flag football team just out of the players that are listed as probable on Houston’s injury report, you’d have a pretty good chance to win an intramural title. Those players include QB Matt Schaub, WR Andre Johnson, LB Brian Cushing and DE Mario Williams. Unfortunately for your beer-league dream team, all will be playing NFL football Sunday.

For Tennessee, Randy Moss still isn’t listed on the injury report, which confuses me. If he’s active and playing, how come nobody is throwing him the ball? If he was hurt, then it would make sense. Speaking of players who don’t throw the ball to Moss, backup QB Kerry Collins – who will be the starter once again at some point – is questionable. But rookie Rusty Smith still is slated to the start at QB.

Also for the Titans, DT Jason Jones is questionable with a knee injury. DT Tony Brown (knee) also is questionable, but he’s more likely to play.

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Posted on: November 18, 2010 11:33 am
 

Hot Routes 11.18.10 bye bye to bye weeks

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit


All 32 teams will be in action each week from here on out, which just means more potential Hot Routes to sift through.


There is a great deal of anticipation for the Andre Johnson-Darrelle Revis matchup this Sunday.

FINALLY! A movement in Denver for the Broncos to make their alternate third orange jerseys their official home jersey. The Falcons and Titans have both done this in recent years (Falcons’ red jerseys used to be an alternate to their black; Titans sky blue jerseys used to be an alternate to navy blue).


A record number of players have landed on IR so far this season.


The season-ending injury to Cardinals right tackle Brandon Keith has given veteran Jeremy Bridges a chance to start again.


Ron Artest hopes to try out for the NFL after his basketball career is over. Just what we need: another basketball player turned tight end (we’ll assume he’d play tight end) whom announcers can remind us goes after red zone catches by boxing out the same way as if he’s going after a rebound.


T.O. spoke with Buffalo reporters Wednesday and greeted them with an interesting cheer.


Brian Urlacher is four tackles away from passing Mike Singletary as the Bearsall-time leading tackler.


Talk about a fair yet unfair headline. From the Detroit Free Press: “Jason Hanson is the losingest NFL player ever”. That’s Hanson’s reward for longevity.


At a University of Maryland function Wednesday night, Dan Snyder called the loss to the Eagles “embarrassing”.


Jeff Fisher regrets losing LeGarrette Blount.


Rex Ryan wants more from his defense.


Pretty much every NFL-related story from Giants beat writers this week has been tied to Michael Vick.


Todd Haley won’t even discuss his own injuries with the media.


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Posted on: November 14, 2010 11:39 am
Edited on: November 14, 2010 11:52 am
 

AFC Inactives, Week 10

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

First, the players who ARE active: Titans QB Vince Young (though he won't start; Kerry Collins will) Browns QB Seneca Wallace, Browns LB Marcus Benard, Texans WR Andre Johnson, Colts TE Jacob Tamme.

Now, the players who are NOT active:

Chris Crocker, Bengals, FS: This isn’t a big surprise, because Crocker has been dealing with a calf injury. But Crocker is a solid centerfielder, and Chinedum Ndukwe, who isn’t quite as good, will take his place in the starting lineup.

Jake Delhomme, Browns, QB:
He still hasn’t completely recovered from his ankle injury, but it’s unclear whether the man who was the opening day starter would reclaim his role. Especially with the way Colt McCoy is playing. For the record, Seneca Wallace is active, but McCoy is starting.

Jason Allen, Texans, CB: There was talk that Allen, who was waived by the Dolphins earlier this week, could get some playing time this week for his new team in Houston. Apparently, that won’t happen.

Joseph Addai/Mike Hart, Colts, RBs: The top two Indianapolis backs are inactives. That means it's up to Donald Brown to jumpstart the Colts running attack.

Gary Brackett/Clint Session, Colts, LBs: Considering how many players Indianapolis will be missing, the Bengals might actually have a chance in this game.

Austin Collie, Colts, WR: I mean, seriously. How will the Bengals not win this game?

Owen Daniels, Texans, TE:
We knew this already, but now it's clear Joel Dreessen will take his place in the starting lineup.

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part III

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bengals at Colts


Combined, these two teams have a stunning 28 players on their injury lists.

For the Colts, RB Joseph Addai is doubtful with a neck, and though his replacement, Mike Hart, has performed well, he also is on the injury report – questionable with an ankle (he didn’t participate in practice at all this week). He probably won’t play either. Which means that Donald Brown likely will start and get some help from Javarris James.

Another potential problem for Indianapolis is that starting LBs Clint Session and Gary Brackett (toe) are listed as questionable. Session dislocated his elbow a couple weeks ago, but somehow he found a way to play through the rest of the game. Which was pretty amazing. Of course, he hasn’t been seen since, but still.

The Bengals secondary, meanwhile, won’t have much depth. Starting FS Chris Crocker is doubtful with a bad calf, and nickel back Morgan Trent (knee), who originally was listed as questionable, was downgraded today to out. QB Carson Palmer, who didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, is listed as probable with a right shoulder injury.

Texans at Jaguars

Houston WR Andre Johnson, who was listed as questionable and who seems to be fighting injuries every week, apparently will start. Which is nice of him, one supposes. But TE Owen Daniels, battling a bad hamstring, will miss his second-straight game. To replace him, look for Joel Dreessen (five catches for 67 yards last week) to get the start.

For the Jaguars, losing DE Aaron Kampman, who tore his ACL, will give Jacksonville a big void on the defensive line, but other than him, Jacksonville should be relatively healthy. LB Daryl Smith, DE Jeremy Mincey, RB Greg Jones and DT Tyson Alualu are probable.

Vikings at Bears


Now that the Sidney Rice question has been answered – he’s still not recovered from hip surgery and will NOT be active Sunday – we can look to the other two Vikings WRs on the injury list. Namely Percy Harvin, who’s been bothered by migraine headaches this week, and Bernard Berrian, who has a groin issue. Both are listed as questionable. Will Brett Favre have anybody to whom he can throw?

The Vikings secondary doesn’t seem much healthier. CB Asher Allen and S Jamarca Sanford are doubtful, while CB Lito Sheppard (hamstring) and CB Frank Walker (hand) are probable.

Bears C Olin Kreutz is questionable to play with a bad hamstring. He didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he’s expected to play anyway. And Chicago will need him. Minnesota recorded six sacks last week, and the Vikings will be looking to take down Favre as much as possible.

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Posted on: November 9, 2010 12:58 am
 

F&R NFL Approval Matrix, Week 9

Posted by Will Brinson

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at NY Mag), we present the NFL Approval Matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).

Click to embiggen.

Posted on: November 2, 2010 6:38 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2010 7:36 pm
 

Andre Johnson 'tweaked' ankle twice Monday

Posted by Will Brinson

Texans fans and Andre Johnson's fantasy owners were pretty thrilled to see him score a touchdown on Monday night (even if the Texans lost in Indy). Not so much, though, on watching him limp gingerly around on the field, going to the sidelines and then returning to the game.

Turns out that the injury wasn't "significant" and that it was only a lot of tweaking, perhaps caused by the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“Same ankle, just sore," Gary Kubiak said Tuesday. "He tweaked a little bit on the touchdown, but he came back, came to the sideline, said he was okay and went back in and did it again late in the game. I think playing on turf, that’s something we’re going to deal with probably. Hopefully, we can get through a few weeks with him being fine and not continuing to tweak it. But we don’t feel like there is anything worse being done to it."

That prospect's pretty terrifying if you're either of the folks mentioned above, considering that if you tweak something too much, eventually something (usually) bad happens.

Obviously the Texans need Johnson if they want to make the playoffs, but considering Kubiak's comments about turf (and, you know, the long-term extension they recently gave him), there's certainly a possibility that he sees some rest down the stretch if it's an option at all. You can all but guarantee that he's listed as questionable this week for practice, too, but given the Texans play the Chargers (a potential wild card foe), seeing him sit would be a shock.

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