2014-10-22 ICYMI: Brett Keisel vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick. Beard vs. Beard. ADVANTAGE: Beard http://t.co/kqdKrQHahB - None twitter
    2014-10-22 Texans focused on preventing mistakes - Whether it is turnovers, penalties or problems on defense, the Texans must limit errors if they hope to bounce back from three straight losses on Sunday against Tennessee. San Antonio Express News
    2014-10-22 Fitzpatrick has a stranglehold on QB position - Who do you want to start at QB for the Texans? Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick Backup Ryan Mallett Rookie Tom Savage Other View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately.  Loading ... Houston’s coaches will continue to field Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) Case Keenum and T.J. Yates have departed. Matt Schaub has fallen into the past. Ryan Fitzpatrick has become the one, named the Texans’ starting quarterback in mid-June and holding onto the spot through a 3-4 start to the 2014 season. “Fitzy is our quarterback,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Tuesday [...] Houston Chronicle
    2014-10-22 Unfair to Blame Ryan Fitzpatrick for Texans' Struggles - The Houston Texans opened the season at 3-1 through the first four games before losing the last three games against the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively. Ultimately, they need someone else to score touchdowns besides J.J. Watt. Can they bounce back from this three-loss streak? Who is really to blame for the Texans' struggles?Watch NFL" target="_blank">John McClain of the Houston Chronicle and Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson discuss the Texans' struggles. Read more Houston Texans news on BleacherReport.com brvideo
    2014-10-22 Texans focused on eliminating mistakes - The Houston Texans made mistakes in almost every area in Monday’s loss to the ... Austin American Statesman
    2014-10-21 Texans focused on eliminating mistakes - The Houston Texans made mistakes in almost every area in Monday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. … Click to Continue » Sports News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com
    2014-10-21 Texans focused on eliminating mistakes - Houston Texans looking to eliminate mistakes that doomed them in three-game losing streak          USA Today
    2014-10-21 Texans coach Bill O’Brien: ‘Fitzy’s our quarterback’ - Who do you want to start at QB for the Texans? Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick Backup Ryan Mallett Rookie Tom Savage Other View Results Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately.  Loading ... —– Texans coach Bill O’Brien again insisted Ryan Fitzpatrick remains his starting quarterback despite the team’s three consecutive losses, but for the first time he might have hinted at the possibility that Ryan Mallett could get playing time in the near future. “I think that Ryan has improved every week,” he said responding to question about Mallett’s status. “He’s getting a better grasp of the things we’re trying to [...] Houston Chronicle
    2014-10-21 O'Brien Backs Fitzpatrick and Talks Mallett - Bill O'Brien addressed the comments made on Monday Night Football about Ryan Mallett and continued to back Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Texans' quarterback. Scout - NFL
    2014-10-21 Texans focused on eliminating mistakes (The Associated Press) - HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans made mistakes in almost every area in Monday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yahoo Sports - Pittsburgh Steelers
    2014-10-21 Meltsdown: Fitzpatrick’s Harvard Education Doesn’t Matter On Field - Mike is tired of people bringing up Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Harvard education in regards to football skill. CBS Local
    2014-10-21 Andre Johnson Misses Out On Last Second TD On MNF - Texans receiver Andre Johnson caught five balls for 77 yards.Fantasy Spin:Johnson is still the guy Ryan Fitzpatrick looks for first, but defenses key on him too and he's not quite as good as in past seasons. YardBarker
    2014-10-21 Andre Johnson Misses Out On Last Second TD On MNF - Texans receiver Andre Johnson caught five balls for 77 yards.Fantasy Spin:Johnson is still the guy Ryan Fitzpatrick looks for first, but defenses key on him too and he's not quite as good as in past seasons. YardBarker
    2014-10-21 Andre Johnson Misses Out On Last Second TD On MNF - Texans receiver Andre Johnson caught five balls for 77 yards.Fantasy Spin:Johnson is still the guy Ryan Fitzpatrick looks for first, but defenses key on him too and he's not quite as good as in past seasons. YardBarker
    2014-10-21 Post-Game Sound: Ryan Fitzpatrick - Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick addresses the media during a press conference following Monday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Post-Game Sound: Ryan Fitzpatrick - Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick addresses the media during a press conference following Monday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Pro Football Focus gave Ryan Fitzpatrick a +4.1 grade. Wow. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Targets and Touches: Week 7 Target Watch: AFC - Chet Gresham takes you through the Targets and Touches from Week 7 of the AFC. Fantasy Football Articles - Rotoworld.com
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans handcuffed at QB with Ryan Fitzpatrick at helm http://t.co/kEHQpr7Bep - None twitter
    2014-10-21 The Rundown: Texans Hand Another One Away - The Houston Texans dropped their third consecutive game and handed a win to the Pittsburgh Steelers by giving up another 24-point quarter. Scout - NFL
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans handcuffed at QB with Ryan Fitzpatrick at helm http://t.co/a4tSf2Db4W #NFL - None twitter
    2014-10-21 When Will the Houston Texans Flip the Switch and Start QB Ryan Mallett? - The quarterback situation has been a question mark for the Houston Texans all season. It was evident the team did not entirely trust Ryan Fitzpatrick after trading for Ryan Mallett just before Week 1.  How have the Houston Texans evaluated Ryan Fitzpatrick? When will Ryan Mallett get a start for the Texans? Who is the long-term answer for Houston at quarterback? Watch as Stephen Nelson goes in-depth with Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole in the video above.Read more Houston Texans news on BleacherReport.com brvideo
    2014-10-21 Steelers score three TDs in 73 seconds, stun Texans - Ben Roethlisberger passed for two TDs and Antonio Brown added another during a decisive surge late in the first half.          Cincinnati Enquirer
    2014-10-21 Texans fantasy football recap; Arian Foster is still king in Houston - Texans fantasy football recap; Arian Foster is still king in Houston The Palm Beach Post
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans handcuffed at QB with Ryan Fitzpatrick at helm - The Houston Texans already have surpassed their 2013 win total. They've been a competitive 3-4 club, with three of the four losses coming by one score. They've done so with No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney having missed six straight games and more than half of the one game he did appear in. The Texans have forced 15 turnovers this season, which — incredibly — already has surpassed the 2013 total of 11. Things, you could say, are slightly brighter in Houston than they were a year ago when the team opened with two straight victories and then collapsed for 14 straight losses. [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 8 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,905 teams paid] But we all know there's still a lot missing. It's easy to pin the Texans' limitations on one man. Ryan Fitzpatrick, the unlikely placeholder at quarterback, has been no different than most observers have expected him to be based on his itinerant track record: effective enough for him to keep a job but maddeningly ineffective for a team that wants to win games via the turnover battle, clock management and game massaging. Right now, Fitzpatrick is a back cracker. He's the chiropractor who gives you temporary relief until you get up out of the office and limp home in tears, with more nerve pain than you walked in with. Five of Fitzpatrick's seven interceptions have come from inside the Texans' own 20-yard line. Those picks have led to 24 points for the opponents. Those points shouldn't be on the defense. He also hasn't been effective at the ends of halves. In the final two minutes of first and second halves of games, Fitzpatrick has thrown two picks and taken three sacks on only 27 dropbacks. Fitting both of those categories Monday night was the inexcusable interception in traffic that ended up in the hands of the Steelers' Brett Keisel. That pick fueled the Steelers' incredible end-of-half flurry that won them the game. It has been the same story most games. Once the opponent realizes that Arian Foster is really the guy they need to stop, Fitzpatrick can sling a few balls, get Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins involved, but the inevitable game-tilting mistake is just around the corner. That's the thing: Fitzpatrick's stats charm casual observers into the whole he's not that awful routine, as he has more passing yards (on fewer attempts) than Cam Newton; more yards per attempt than Aaron Rodgers; a better completion percentage than Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco and a host of other starting quarterbacks. But the mistakes and limitations are what undercut most of what he does. They are what hold this team back from taking the proverbial next step offensively. Every time the TV broadcast shows Bill O'Brien looking down at his Denny's menu of play calls, you almost think he's saying to himself, Hmm, what can't I call here?  The Texans certainly know he's not the future, but is Fitzpatrick even the present? We're not aiming to pick on the hirsute Harvardian here, but the Texans had to know what they were getting when they signed him, and that's on O'Brien and GM Rick Smith. What you've seen from Fitz-pick-trick this season is exactly what he has done through his career, now with his fifth NFL team since 2006, having been released by the previous four. There have been calls to the bullpen for Ryan Mallett, who joined the team via trade just before the start of training camp, or for Tom Savage, who barely averaged five yards an attempt in the preseason and has yet to attempt a regular-season pass. Those calls are misaligned. Oh, sure, finding out if Mallett (he of the four career regular-season attempts himself) or Savage can play might not be a bad idea at some point. But it is both haunting and telling that Fitzpatrick likely remains the Texans' best chance right now. A win next week at Tennessee puts them at 4-4 and, at least according to logic, in the race for a playoff spot. But we all know that's not likely to happen. This Texans team has other limitations certainly, and even a major upgrade at quarterback isn't going to magically whisk those away. But it certainly would put the defense in fewer precarious positions and help take advantage of the limited but potent offensive assets the team does have. That solution won't come until 2015, and the options might not be plentiful to be honest. Potential free agent Brian Hoyer leads a shockingly mediocre crop at the position, and his connection to O'Brien from their New England days will lead to a lot of speculation of a match in Houston should the Cleveland Browns opt to crank up the Johnny Football machine next season. But the draft might not be the perfect salve, either. Maybe O'Brien would see something in Michigan State's Connor Cook if he declares, but Cook's inconsistencies have a startlingly Fitzpatrick-esque look to them, and the pricetag still certainly could cost them a first-round selection. Later options that might intrigue the team include East Carolina's Shane Carden and local product Bryce Petty from Baylor, but neither are likely first-year saviors either. What then? Could the Texans — GULP — be forced to go another season with Fitzpatrick (or Mallett or Savage, equal parts gulp themselves) as the opening act for a yet-to-be-named headliner? If so, the reviews for the O'Brien Variety Show might get a bit ugly. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm Shutdown Corner
    2014-10-21 Watching Ryan Fitzpatrick play QB is rough, but vomit inducing? http://t.co/CKTzHvC5uM http://t.co/oxTw2BRKfE - None twitter
    2014-10-21 ICYMI: Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) http://t.co/lVOOvDwQbm - None twitter
    2014-10-21 ReFo: Texans @ Steelers, Week 7 - Ben Stockwell wraps up Week 7 with a review of the Texans and Steelers Monday Night Football contest. Pro Football Focus
    2014-10-21 RT @erincoscarelli: It's a beard off! We want 2 know whose beards BETTER? Houston's Ryan Fitzpatrick or Pittsburgh's Brett Keisel @NFL_AM h… - None twitter
    2014-10-21 73 Seconds That Shook Pittsburgh - The Steelers went from 10 down to 11 up within the span of 73 seconds to shock the Houston Texans, 30-23. Scout - Pittsburgh Steelers
    2014-10-21 From Earlier: Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) http://t.co/lVOOvDwQbm - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Three-minute barrage pushes Pittsburgh past Houston - PITTSBURGH — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season. tucson.com
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Full Report Card Grades for Houston - What can I say about Ryan Fitzpatrick and his struggles this season that I haven't already said before or after other games? He's a limited player with a short ceiling; we shouldn't be shocked by poor performances from Fitzpatrick. Not surprisingly the mediocre quarterback put up a mediocre stat line with 262 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 98.7 QB rating. Actually that stat line doesn't look mediocre which is another example of how stats can be misleading at times. A 98.7 QB rating is a very good number, but no one can argue with a straight face that Fitzpatrick played well against Pittsburgh. It's time for a change at the quarterback position. I'm not saying that Ryan Mallett will cure all that ails them, but it's clear that Fitzpatrick can't get the job done, so why not give the younger guy with a bigger arm a chance? Grade: C- Bleacher Report
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Full Report Card Grades for Houston - Same story as most of the Texans' games this year: The receivers catch almost everything that hits their hands, but the play from the offensive line and quarterback has limited their opportunities to make plays. Well that at least goes for Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, but unfortunately slot receiver Damaris Johnson dropped a nice pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick that would have put the Texans in a goal-to-go situation. More than just yards, the drop cost the Texans possibly four points as they would have had a first down inside the 10 yard line, but instead had to settle for a field goal early in the fourth quarter while trailing by 11 points. Despite catching the ball well, Hopkins again failed to execute in other painfully damaging ways. Jon Gruden: "That is bad football by DeAndre Hopkins. Put the ball away." — Randy Harvey (@randyharvey) October 21, 2014 The effort to pick up extra yardage is appreciated, but he has to put the ball away. Even on plays before the killer fumble, Hopkins often held the ball with one hand away from his body giving the defender a chance to punch the ball out. Frankly they were lucky that he didn't fumble multiple times. He's a very talented receiver, but he has to work on his ball security. For the game Johnson and Hopkins combined for 11 catches for 185 yards. They have top end talent at the top of the depth chart at receiver, but limited quarterback play, drops and fumbles these last couple weeks has killed their potential impact on winning and losing. Grade: B- Bleacher Report
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Full Report Card Grades for Houston - Solid game overall in the running game with an average of 4.4 yards per carry and 132 rushing yards for the game. The Texans' offensive line also only gave up one sack, so they looked better in pass protection this week than last week against Indianapolis when they allowed five sacks. They weren't perfect however as Ryan Fitzpatrick's ability as a scrambler saved them from giving up a few other sacks, but the allowed pressure still disrupted the play and forced him to move around and get rid of the ball earlier than planned. In particular I thought right tackle Derek Newton had a rough game. Grade: C+ Bleacher Report
    2014-10-21 First-half flurry leads Steelers past Texans, 30-23 - PITTSBURGH — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive 73-second stretch late in the first half that moved the Steelers (4-3) from down 10 to an 11-point lead. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 21-for-32 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, but the Texans were undone by three turnovers, including consecutive offensive snaps that handed momentum to the Steelers. Roethlisberger then found Martavis Bryant, who struggled staying healthy in the preseason and spent the first six weeks on the inactive list, with a beautiful rainbow that the rookie caught in the back of the end zone to make it 13-10 with 1:27 left. San Francisco Chronicle
    2014-10-21 Turnovers prove costly for Texans in loss to Steelers - DeAndre Hopkins is stripped of the ball by Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell (23) as cornerback Cortez Allen (28) runs over during the fourth quarter. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle) PITTSBURGH – The Texans’ three turnovers killed them. Arian Foster’s fumble set up a touchdown. Ryan Fitzpatrick’s interception set up a touchdown. Trailing 27-16 in a game they eventually lost 30-23, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 32-yard pass over the middle to DeAndre Hopkins, who finished with six receptions for 108 yards. Safety Mike Mitchell stripped the ball from Hopkins, and safety Troy Polamalu recovered it and returned it 13 yards to the Texans’ 39. The Steelers finished the drive with a Shaun [...] Houston Chronicle
    2014-10-21 Steelers Rally Past Stunned Texans, 30-23 - Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night. CBS Local
    2014-10-21 Steelers upend Texans with first-half flurry - One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. San Antonio Express News
    2014-10-21 Steelers ride first-half scoring flurry to 30-23 win over Texans - Turnovers on defense and touchdowns on offense have been hard to come by for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season. Then came a magical 73 seconds late in the first half and both occurred relentlessly. … Click to Continue » Sports News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com
    2014-10-21 Texans Prove to Be Playoff Pretender in Disappointing Loss to Steelers - The Texans entered what would prove to be one of the toughest bits of their schedule three weeks ago when they traveled to Dallas with a chance to be 4-1. Three weeks later, the Texans are 3-4 and find themselves adrift on the outskirts of the playoff picture after three losses that were not as close as the scores indicated. Following their loss to Indianapolis, the Texans limped into this week with just a 16.9 percent chance of making the playoffs, per Football Outsiders. With another loss in hand, Houston finds itself at least a half-game behind every serious AFC wild-card contender, staring at trying to come back from the grave with only the benefit of an AFC South schedule to help them.  To say that the Texans lost this game to the Steelers would be an insult to losses. The Texans instead took a winnable road game with a 13-3 lead and set it on fire. They allowed the Steelers 24 straight points in the last 3:08 of the first half, with running back Arian Foster fumbling near the goal line, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing a tipped interception and the baffling ineptitude that is a two-minute drill in Fitzpatrick's hands.  Here's what that looks like from the guise of win probability. The Texans went from an 83 percent chance of a win to a 17 percent chance. In less than four minutes of game time.  Stunning, isn't it? It's hard to even be mad after witnessing such a complete collapse. The Washington Generals couldn't have scripted a scenario that incompetent.  I've been hammering on Houston's quarterback issues all season, so it was no surprise at all that Fitzpatrick threw a gas can on the inferno with his interception. Fitzpatrick is by far the greatest liability for the Texans. Put simply, he's too inaccurate and doesn't have enough of a deep ball to threaten any competent defense. The only "magic" in Fitzmagic is his ability to string together a few completions against soft zone coverage to make the score "magically" seem like less of a blowout.   There continues to be little hope for those beyond Fitzpatrick to make an impact. Turning to Ryan Mallett isn't a terrible idea, but given his lack of accuracy, there's little hope that he'll change Houston's fortunes. Rookie fourth-rounder Tom Savage has yet to be active for a game, and the polite way to describe his preseason of checkdowns was "rudimentary."  Texans head coach Bill O'Brien lauded his team's ability to fight back after the game, per the Houston Chronicle. “These questions are like we lost 50-0. We lost by a touchdown," O'Brien said.  Well, yeah, and it's good that the Texans seem to be in lockstep behind their new coach. Defensive end J.J. Watt is the most valuable non-quarterback in the NFL. Wideout DeAndre Hopkins has emerged as a standout receiver. Older veterans like wideout Andre Johnson and Foster have played well and offer hope for a short-term turnaround next season.  In the NFL, you can have a team without a great quarterback and still make the playoffs. You can also have a crummy team littered with bottom-of-the-roster fodder with a great quarterback and make the playoffs. But if you mix a thin roster with a bad quarterback, your best-case scenario is, well, these Houston Texans.  That's where these Texans are. They're not the worst team in the NFL, and if they can take advantage of a weak schedule, they could even stay on the fringes of the playoff race.  But there's just too many holes on this roster to expect Houston to suddenly buckle down and make a race of this. For every Andre Johnson, there's a Damaris Johnson. For every Johnathan Joseph, there's a middle linebacker who runs like he has tank treads for legs. For every quarterback on the Houston roster, they ... well, they don't have any actual NFL starters. This was Houston's third straight game in the national spotlight, playing on Thursday Night Football, Monday Night Football and against the attention-sphere that is the Dallas Cowboys. This was supposed to be their chance at a coming-out party that would launch them into playoff contention. In the paraphrased words of the immortal Larry Burns, "Put (them) back in, (they're) not done yet!" Bleacher Report
    2014-10-21 Second-quarter surge pushes Steelers past Texans - By Ron Musselman, The Sports Xchange The Morning Call
    2014-10-21 Fitzpatrick on Texans’ collapse: ‘As bad as I’ve ever seen’ - PITTSBURGH — Texans coach Bill O’Brien had little interest in discussing the specifics of the Texans’ late second-quarter collapse, which saw a 13-0 lead suddenly become a 24-13 deficit. Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick echoed the sentiment of many of his teammates, acknowledging Pittsburgh’s outburst was great football for the Steelers and horrible for the Texans. “It was miserable and just a terrible, terrible display of offensive football by us,” Fitzpatrick said. “It was about as bad as it gets and as bad as I’ve ever seen. Two turnovers there and practically gave them the ball inside the five-yard line and giving them 14 points. It was just unacceptable.” Twitter: ChronBrianSmith Houston Chronicle
    2014-10-21 Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure. … Click to Continue » Sports News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com
    2014-10-21 Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers - Early lead evaporates quickly as Texans fall to Steelers 30-23          USA Today
    2014-10-21 Is It Officially Time for the Houston Texans to Make a QB Switch? - After sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick for seven games—in which the Houston Texans have gone 3-4—coach Bill O'Brien likely wouldn't face much scrutiny if he decided to give Ryan Mallet a chance at quarterback. Fitzpatrick, who signed a two-year deal with the Texans in March, was never meant to be more than an intermediary, while O'Brien used his touted quarterback development skills to groom Houston's passer of the future. It's unclear whether 2014 fourth-round pick Tom Savage will pan out and become that franchise quarterback, but that's a question for another time.  The question of the present, however, is whether O'Brien is ready to start Mallet. It seemed like a distinct possibility based on comments O'Brien made in his pregame press conference on Friday and, after the ineffective performance Fitzpatrick turned in Monday night, could become a reality in Week 8.  Fitzpatrick didn't have his worst game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but, in what has become a concerning pattern, he did throw an interception, his sixth of the season. Pittsburgh scored two plays after the pick and never gave up the lead. O'Brien last week praised Mallet's "fantastic arm" and said "he's definitely where we want him to be," noting that the transition was easier for him because he was already familiar with the offense. Mallet worked with O'Brien in New England when he was the Patriots' offensive coordinator in 2011.  "He has good command out there, both in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage," O'Brien said of the former Arkansas Razorback. "He's working to be more consistent on a day-to-day basis with throwing the ball and with accuracy." The obvious challenge to a midseason quarterback switch for the Houston Texans is whether Mallet stepping in for Fitzpatrick would really accomplish anything significant, and it's a valid one. This is an offense operating behind an offensive line that Pro Football Focus (subscription required) ranks as the league's 25th-best unit, having allowed 54 total pressures on 184 passing plays prior to Monday night's game.  The Texans are also not built to heavily feature the pass; heading into Week 7 they had 161 passing attempts on the season, by far the fewest in the league. While that dynamic would likely change if an Andrew Luck or even a Tony Romo walked into the Texans locker room tomorrow, it's unlikely that swapping Mallet for Fitzpatrick would increase Houston's passing attack.  Still, Mallet very possibly could do better than Fitzpatrick. Houston has weapons in Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. They have a strong running game led by Arian Foster, which can take pressure off Mallet and set up play-action passes. There are opportunities here for a quarterback who doesn't need to be explosive, just effective.  Mainly, the Texans need a quarterback who can protect the football. Fitzpatrick has six touchdowns and six interceptions on the season, joining Geno Smith (seven each) and Jake Locker (four) as the other quarterbacks who have exactly a one-to-one TD-to-INT ratio on the season. Fitzpatrick has 99 interceptions on his career to 112 touchdowns and has a 30-52-1 record in games he has started, per Pro-Football-Reference.com. Mallet, on the other hand, is extremely unproven, having never started an NFL game and playing in just four for the Patriots in 2012. But O'Brien is one of the best in football at evaluating quarterback talent, and given his previous experience working with Mallet, the fact that he traded for him when he took the coaching job in Houston, the praise he gave Mallet last week should be taken seriously.   Yes, Fitzpatrick wasn't hired to be anything more than a game manager, but he's barely, well, managing to do that so far. In the Texans' three wins this season, the defense held their opponents to 17 or fewer points. Its role in Houston's victories this season can't be underestimated.  In addition to Fitzpatrick's turnover issues, Houston is averaging 208.5 passing yards per game, which is 28th in the league. That shouldn't be the case in a Bill O'Brien offense, and the lack of a passing threat is limiting opportunities for a true weapon like Foster in the running game.  When something's not working, it's easy to believe that a change will solve the problem, and that may not be the case for Houston. But Fitzpatrick's ceiling has been fairly well established over his nine-season career, while Mallet's ceiling is unknown.  If it's more likely than not that neither QB will be starting in Houston this time next year, why not see what Mallet can do in this offense now that he's comfortable?   brvideo
    2014-10-21 Steelers ride first-half scoring flurry to 30-23 win over Texans - PITTSBURGH Turnovers on defense and touchdowns on offense have been hard to come by for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season. Then came a magical 73 seconds late in the first half and both occurred relentlessly. Orlando Sentinel
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick on #Texans' collapse: 'As bad as I've ever seen' http://t.co/j3tPWFGW2w #NFL #Steelers - None twitter
    2014-10-21 2015 NFL Draft: Each Team's Biggest Need and Best Fit - The Need: Quarterback | The Fit: Jameis Winston, Florida State The Houston Texans need a quarterback. No disrespect to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett (a 2014 free agent) or fourth-round pick Tom Savage, but it's highly unlikely that the future of the Texans at quarterback is on this roster. The bad news is that the Texans are winning each game (at least early) to put themselves out of the running for Marcus Mariota. But they might be in perfect positioning for the quarterback who truly fits the offense best. Jameis Winston may not fit what Bill O'Brien wants in a quarterback's personality, but his game is ideal for the pro-style offense O'Brien used in New England, at Penn State and now in Houston. Winston is a big, strong, athletic quarterback with the anticipation and football IQ to make big plays with the ball. And much like the quarterback that beat Houston in Week 7, Winston has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game. If the Texans can look past Winston's off-field, his on-field is ideal for them. Secondary Fits: Connor Cook (Michigan State), Brett Hundley (UCLA), Bryce Petty (Baylor) B/R NFL
    2014-10-21 Steelers look dominant, defiant in comeback win over Texans - Heading into Monday night's 30-23 win against the Houston Texans, the struggling Steelers were perceived as a team in a hole, a team with a lot of... SI.com Top Stories
    2014-10-21 Steelers use wild sequence before halftime to take control, beat Texans - One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half. Daily News
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick on end of #Texans' first half: "It was about as bad as it gets and as bad as I've ever seen." #NFL #Steelers - None twitter
    2014-10-21 John McClain grades Texans after 30-23 loss to Steelers - Texans overall grade: F Blowing a 13-0 lead and trailing 24-13 because of a colossal collapse in the last 3:08 of the first half is inept and inexcusable. Not to mention unbelievable. Quarterbacks: C-minus Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes to Alfred Blue and Arian Foster. He also threw an interception that set up a touchdown. Running backs: B Arian Foster carried 20 times for 102 yards. He caught a touchdown pass. He also lost a fumble at the Texans’ 3 that set up a touchdown. Receivers/tight ends: C DeAndre Hopkins had six catches for 108 yards and lost a fumble. Andre Johnson had five for 77. The tight ends [...] Houston Chronicle
    2014-10-21 How the Texans got buried to end the second quarter - PITTSBURGH -- When did the 21-point deluge at the end of the first half start? Depends whom you ask, but the result was three touchdowns in just over... espn
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally to top Texans, extend Monday night dominance - PITTSBURGH - At home on “Monday Night Football,” the Pittsburgh Steelers are next to impossible to beat. Orlando Sentinel
    2014-10-21 Roethlisberger throws 2 TDs as Steelers rally past stunned Texans - <!-- Start Story Image --> <!-- END STORY IMAGE --> PITTSBURGH — One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday night. Pittsburgh (4-3) needed just over a minute to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead as the Texans self-destructed while losing their third straight. Roethlisberger finished with 265 yards passing. Le’Veon Bell racked up 145 yards of total &hellip; Chicago Sun-Times
    2014-10-21 Brett Keisel's key plays turn J.J. Watt into 'the other No. 99' in Steelers' win - PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers made a statement Monday night, pulling their season from the brink shortly after boos had rained down on them in... espn
    2014-10-21 Postgame: Bill O'Brien and Ryan Fitzpatrick - Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick reacted to the team's loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Postgame: Bill O'Brien and Ryan Fitzpatrick - Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick reacted to the team's loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Texans self-destruct in 30-23 loss to Steelers: Monday Night Football - Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play The Times Picayune NOLA.com
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Result, Highlights And More - Thanks to a strong second quarter, the Steelers defeated the Houston Texans Monday. The Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 4-3 with a 27-16 win over the Houston Texans on Monday at Heinz Field. The Texans were the first ones on the board and had control of the game early. Houston marched down the field, primarily thanks to 59 [&#8230;] Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Result, Highlights And More - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 280+ Sites FanSided NFL
    2014-10-21 NFL: Steelers rally past stunned Texans - Pittsburgh : One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a de... Salt Lake Tribune
    2014-10-21 Houston Texans play worst game of season, still lose close to Steelers - My goodness. Somehow the Houston Texans only lost 30-23 even though they played their worst brand of football in franchise history, it seems like. An early 13-0 lead evaporated when the Steelers scored 24 points within a couple minutes. They wouldn’t look back and the Texans lost their third straight that probably ends their playoff hopes. MVP-Ben Roethlisberger After a shaky start, Big Ben rallied the Steelers as he completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 265 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t turn throw any picks and was unstoppable in the second half. LVP-Ryan Fitzpatrick A solid start for Fitz, but it wasn’t enough as the Texans quarterback was sacked once and threw an interception that helped the Steelers score a late touchdown in the first half that would help be the difference. He wasn’t making good throws and kept messing up. Enough is enough. Let’s bench this guy. X-Factor- Le’Veon Bell Bell shredded the Texans secondary when he got the ball, finishing with 57 yards on only 12 rushing yards YardBarker
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally past stunned Texans - Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday night. Daily Herald
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 - Steelers use 3-touchdown flurry to rally past stunned Texans 30-23 read more...Tag(s): Pro BCSN
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 - One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. The Palm Beach Post
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 - Dayton Daily News
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 - PITTSBURGH (AP) — One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. tucson.com
    2014-10-21 RT @nfl: Beard vs. Beard. Fitz vs. Keisel. It's a Beard-Off! @BKeisel99 picks off Ryan Fitzpatrick. #HOUvsPIT http://t.co/5UJtGIy6wL - None twitter
    2014-10-21 RT @nfl: Beard vs. Beard. Fitz vs. Keisel. It's a Beard-Off! @BKeisel99 picks off Ryan Fitzpatrick. #HOUvsPIT http://t.co/5UJtGIy6wL - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Beard vs. Beard. Fitz vs. Keisel. It's a Beard-Off! @BKeisel99 picks off Ryan Fitzpatrick. #HOUvsPIT http://t.co/5UJtGIy6wL - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 - PITTSBURGH — One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Tulsa World
    2014-10-21 Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) http://t.co/lVOOvDwQbm - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) - Following Monday night&#8217;s game between the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers, Brett Keisel and Ryan Fitzpatrick compared their beards. Yes they were comparing beards. pic.twitter.com/X26LaIV6aR &#8212; Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) October 21, 2014 Loading... ZergNet The post Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone. Pro Football Zone
    2014-10-21 Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) - Following Monday night’s game between the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers, Brett Keisel and Ryan Fitzpatrick compared their beards. Yes they were comparing beards. pic.twitter.com/X26LaIV6aR — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) October 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone. YardBarker
    2014-10-21 Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) - Following Monday night’s game between the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers, Brett Keisel and Ryan Fitzpatrick compared their beards. Yes they were comparing beards. pic.twitter.com/X26LaIV6aR — Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) October 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Brett Keisel, Ryan Fitzpatrick compared beards (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone. YardBarker
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brett Keisel comparing beards (via @MarkKaboly_Trib) http://t.co/zAUGCNf0ch - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Highlights: Foster's 1-yard TD - With defensive end J.J. Watt on offense as an eligible wide receiver, Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completes a 1-yard touchdown pass to running back Arian Foster. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Highlights: Foster's 1-yard TD - With defensive end J.J. Watt on offense as an eligible wide receiver, Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completes a 1-yard touchdown pass to running back Arian Foster. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Steelers overcome early deficit to earn 30-23 victory over Texans - The Pittsburgh Steelers scored 21 points in the final three minutes of the second quarter to help dig out of an early 13-0 hole en route to a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. The Texans took the early lead on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Alfred Blue and&#8230; ProFootballTalk.com
    2014-10-21 Texans on comeback trail. Ryan Fitzpatrick finds Arian Foster on 1-yard TD pass. Houston trails Pittsburgh 30-23 with 1:31 remaining. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick gonna go wrestle a bear and ride it back to Texas to put this game behind him http://t.co/RHiyCtBO52 - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23 - PITTSBURGH (AP) &mdash; One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J. The Denver Post
    2014-10-21 Steelers' Lawrence Timmons doesn't let kick to gut stop him - PITTSBURGH -- Observed and heard in the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room after a 30-23 win over the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field. Line... espn
    2014-10-21 Texans lose early lead, fall to Pittsburgh 30-23 - The Texans fall 30-23 to the Steelers in Monday Night Football despite getting off to an early 13-0 lead. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Texans lose early lead, fall to Pittsburgh 30-23 - The Texans fall 30-23 to the Steelers in Monday Night Football despite getting off to an early 13-0 lead. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Kind of feels like we're due for an unthinkable Ryan Fitzpatrick mental error, doesn't it? - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Jon Gruden loves his quarterbacks, but you can tell he's down on Ryan Fitzpatrick. Very critical of his passes/decisions - None twitter
    2014-10-21 &#8216;The General&#8217; opines on the Texans&#8217; up-and-down first half - My five halftime observations: 1. The Texans should find jobs as magicians. They made a 13-0 lead disappear in 3 minutes, 8 seconds, going from 13-0 ahead to 24-13 behind. 2. Ryan Fitzpatrick can’t consistently complete passes down the field, and he’s terrible on third down. 3. The defense doesn’t have a clue how to cover Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who has receptions of 43 and 28 yards on scoring drives as well as a 2-yard touchdown reception. 4. Once defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau made adjustments after Arian Foster ran for 87 yards on 11 carries, the Texans were helpless. 5. Along with Arian Foster, who has 88 yards [...] Houston Chronicle
    2014-10-21 Steelers’ threw a great touchdown pass (Video) - After going down early,  the Pittsburgh Steelers stormed back late in the first half after defensive lineman Brett Keisel intercepted Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and brought it back inside the ten yard-line. The Steelers pulled off a heck of a gadget play when they handed the ball off to wide receiver Antonio Brown, who [&#8230;] The post Steelers&#8217; threw a great touchdown pass (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone. Pro Football Zone
    2014-10-21 Brett Keisel Picks Off Ryan Fitzpatrick To Sum Up Texans Struggle (Video) - When the linebacker on the team is catching picks, you just know you’re screwed. The Houston Texans sadly could not have JJ Watt play QB, so that led to Ryan Fitzpatrick having to save the team. It didn’t go well. The Texans meltdown happened so quick, then the Keisel INT just further summed up the struggle filled night. The post Brett Keisel Picks Off Ryan Fitzpatrick To Sum Up Texans Struggle (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats. YardBarker
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick's beard might be the greatest thing I've ever seen. #lifegoals - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Steelers capitalize on scoring surge to defeat Texans, 30-23 - One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Los Angeles Times
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night. CSN Houston
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night. CSN Houston
    2014-10-21 Brett Keisel nabs the fat guy interception - Okay, he's mostly beard, but still ... Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard, you know. Brett Keisel apparently lives in the woods somewhere. But the Steelers defensive lineman got the better of Houston's Ivy League quarterback, coming up with an excellent fat guy interception. SB Nation
    2014-10-21 @FO_ScottKacsmar Ryan Fitzpatrick is the 2nd best #Steelers quarterback right now. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick's going to go to take a knee and accidentally somersault out of the end zone for a safety. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Beard on Beard crime. Brett Keisel stole on from Ryan Fitzpatrick - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick has a 7th Cavalry-ish beard going, so I guess that fits. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 I remember when the #Texans traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick and thought he was an upgrade to Matt Schaub. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick picked off by the other beard, Kiesel .#Steelers ball inside the #Texans 20. &gt; http://t.co/o5OkGTjygM - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Texans flip the script in starting out strong against Steelers - PITTSBURGH – Entering Week 7, the Texans had led only once in the first quarter this season. That upside-down statistic finally changed on “Monday Night Football.” Skillfully marching 94 yards during a 10-play drive that ran 5 minutes, 29 seconds off the clock, the Texans grabbed a 7-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers and quieted the Terrible Towel-toting faithful at Heinz Field. A downed punt placed the Texans at their six-yard line. Two Arian Foster runs followed, leaving the Texans staring at third-and-six and Pittsburgh likely regaining the ball. When quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick began to be dragged down, it looked like a repeat of the same first-quarter blues for the [...] Houston Chronicle
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick INT. #Texans meltdown. Pathetic. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night. &#8230; Click to Continue &raquo; Sports News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com
    2014-10-21 @BradWellsNFL But they do have Ryan!!! ....Fitzpatrick - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Wild three-TD explosion leads Pittsburgh Steelers past Houston Texans - The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a dreary start to wake up right before halftime. After the Houston Texans took a 13-0 lead and dominated the majority of the first half, the Steelers scored 24 points in the final three-plus minutes of the second quarter — including three TDs in 73 seconds — in a 30-23 victory. According to NFL Network, the Steelers’ 24 points in that short a span was the most in the NFL since 2002. The last time an NFL team scored three touchdowns in a shorter time period was the New England Patriots accomplishing that feat in a 52-second span in the infamous “Buttfumble” game against the New York Jets in Week 12 of the 2012 season. [Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 8 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,905 teams paid] The Steelers raised their record to 4-3 while the Texans fell to 3-4. The Steelers have not lost a Monday night home game since Bubby Brister was quarterback, back in 1991. The Texans looked strong early — something they hadn’t done a lot of coming into the game. After holding the Steelers on the first defensive series before they crossed midfield, the Texans embarked on a 10-play, 94-yard drive that beautifully mixed zone runs and a few timing passes. Arian Foster ripped off a 33-yard cutback run that showed the age and lack of speed on the Steelers’ defense, and rookie back Alfred Blue capped the drive with a sneaky little screen for the touchdown from 11 yards out that seemed to surprise the Steelers. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got the ball back and had the Steelers on the move the following drive, but Whitney Mercilus — who really has come on lately — made two big plays to stunt the drive. First, he tagged Steelers running back LeVeon Bell in the backfield for a two-yard loss then took down Roethlisberger on a strip sack, which was recovered by (of course) J.J. Watt. The Texans converted that into a nine-play drive, but quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick couldn’t connect with Foster on a wheel route, and they settled on a Randy Bullock field goal for a 10-0 lead. The Steelers’ offense continued to look stagnant and unimaginative, and Heinz Field fans started to boo after they went three-and-out on the first possession of the second quarter. After a Fitzpatrick scramble on third down and a fourth-and-inches conversion on a Foster run for 11 yards, the Texans stalled on the edge of the Steelers’ red zone and once more turned to Bullock. His 38-yard field goal made it 13-0 Texans. That’s when the game turned on its head. After Watt jumped offsides on 3rd-and-15, Roethlisberger hit Bell on an angle route — catching Brian Cushing flat-footed — who ran 43 yards to flip the field. But Mercilus once again sacked Roethlisberger, and the Steelers had to settle for a 44-yard Shaun Suisham field goal. The Steelers defense finally stepped up with a three-and-out (and a pass rush!), giving the ball back to their offense just inside the two-minute warning. Roethlisberger dumped it to Bell on a screen for 28 yards and then found rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant for his first NFL reception in his first NFL game — a 35-yard touchdown grab, burning a fellow rookie in Texans corner Andre Hal to quickly cut the Houston lead to 13-10. Bell would finish the game with 145 yards from scrimmage, including 88 receiving. The Texans’ implosion continued. After Danieal Manning bobbled the ensuing kickoff and only got out to the 5-yard line. Then Foster fumbled the ball on third down, which was reviewed on replay, and the Steelers took over at the Houston 3. That’s when embattled Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley pulled out the dumbest/smartest/most amazing play call ever. The Steelers ran a toss sweep reverse pass — with Roethlisberger blocking on Mercilus — with the lefthanded Antonio Brown throwing a touchdown pass to Lance Moore for a 17-13 Steelers lead. Fitzpatrick then did the unimaginable (for most quarterbacks): He gave it right back to the Steelers. His off-balance pass with pressure closing in was intercepted by Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel after the ball deflected off a Texans offensive lineman’s helmet. Two plays later, Roethlisberger hit a wide-open Bell for a touchdown — and a stunning 24-13 lead — after the Texans appeared to blow a defensive assignment. Safety D.J. Swearinger ran out late in coverage of Bell and then yelled at his teammates in disgust. Twenty-one Steelers points on drives lasting 19, seven and 44 seconds before the end of the half — incredible. The Steelers could have stepped on the Texans’ necks to start the second half. They had a fourth down and less than a yard to go from the Houston 40-yard line, but head coach Mike Tomlin opted to punt instead. The Texans, meanwhile, at least were aggressive when they had the chance. They converted a fake punt from their own 40 and moved into Pittsburgh territory but were stopped on third down on their second possession of the second half. Third-down failures were a story all game for the Texans. But they did make it interesting. After Andre Johnson caught a mere one pass for 4 yards in the first three quarters, Johnson dominated the Texans’ first possession of the fourth quarter, catching two passes for 45 yards and drawing a pass interference. But they bogged down in the red zone and had to settle for a Bulluck 31-yarder to make it 24-16, Steelers with just under 12 minutes left. The Steelers then took over. Brown caught an amazing diving pass for 30 yards on the sideline, which was confirmed on replay, and then caught a fade from Roethlisberger on the next play for what appeared to be a 16-yard touchdown to put the game away. But replay showed Brown’s left toe touching out of bounds. Brown made another tremendous catch and run on third down but came up a yard short, and Suisham’s field goal gave the Steelers a 27-16 edge with six minutes left. The Texans had a shot to get back into it after Fitzpatrick hit DeAndre Hopkins on a 32-yard pass past midfield, but Hopkins fumbled and the Steelers tacked on another Suisham field goal for a 30-16 lead. Foster, who would finish with 102 yards rushing on 20 carries, caught a 1-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 left to cut the lead to seven points. But the Texans couldn’t recover onsides kick after a mad scramble — at least six players touched the squirting ball — and the Steelers ran out the clock with Houston out of timeouts. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm Shutdown Corner
    2014-10-21 Lawrence Timmons just sprinted and sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick after puking multiple times on the field about 15 minutes ago. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night. Fox Sports
    2014-10-21 RT @CBSSports: The @HoustonTexans might need to give Ryan Fitzpatrick a bigger chin strap. http://t.co/oub3DETNl3 - None twitter
    2014-10-21 The @HoustonTexans might need to give Ryan Fitzpatrick a bigger chin strap. http://t.co/oub3DETNl3 - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night.... ABQJournal
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night. The Palm Beach Post
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - Dayton Daily News
    2014-10-21 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - Fitzpatrick hits Blue for 11-yard score as Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#160; USA Today
    2014-10-21 You see, he actually changed his full name to Ryan Fitzpatrick Wentu-Harvard a few years ago, so it's not the announcers' fault. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 You'd almost think Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard or something with how Gruden is raving about his smarts. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Highlights: Blue's TD catch - Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completes an 11-yard touchdown pass to running back Alfred Blue. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 Highlights: Blue's TD catch - Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completes an 11-yard touchdown pass to running back Alfred Blue. Houston Texans
    2014-10-21 RT @Elite11: Back before Ryan Fitzpatrick's beard and Ben Roethlisberger's rings. #HOUvsPIT #MNF #KeepClimbing http://t.co/jjnJZMe9W7 - None twitter
    2014-10-21 RT @Elite11: Back before Ryan Fitzpatrick's beard and Ben Roethlisberger's rings. #HOUvsPIT #MNF #KeepClimbing http://t.co/jjnJZMe9W7 - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Arian Foster powers Texans’ fast start - The Texans rode Arian Foster to a fast start in Pittsburgh. Foster had five carries for 59 yards on Houston&#8217;s first drive as the Texans marched 94 yards in 10 plays to take an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown was scored by Foster&#8217;s backup, Alfred Blue, who took a short pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick and&#8230; ProFootballTalk.com
    2014-10-21 Back before Ryan Fitzpatrick's beard and Ben Roethlisberger's rings. #HOUvsPIT #MNF #KeepClimbing http://t.co/jjnJZMe9W7 - None twitter
    2014-10-21 VINE - Alfred Blue Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick for 11 Yards and the TD. His 1st career NFL TD! #Texans https://t.co/T6xChcJzP4 - None twitter
    2014-10-21 RT @DanHanzus: The Texans just gave Ryan Fitzpatrick a $62M extension. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 The Texans just gave Ryan Fitzpatrick a $62M extension. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 FANTASY UPDATE: This touchdown doesn't help any fantasy owner but the #Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick connects on a screen pass to Alfred Blue! - None twitter
    2014-10-21 7-0 Texans after a Ryan Fitzpatrick to Alfred Blue 11-yd TD pass. Capped 10-play, 94-yd drive that lasted 5:29. - None twitter
    2014-10-21 We've got an open thread for Monday Night Football. All hail Ryan Fitzpatrick's beard http://t.co/iI2lppnM9c - None twitter
    2014-10-21 Ryan Fitzpatrick AND Brett Keisel in the same game?! The world can't handle the combined awesomeness of these beards! http://t.co/AuIf7AnwrU - None twitter
    2014-10-20 RT @Super_Stud2100: @battleredblog The real problem is Fitzpatrick is the QB - None twitter
    2014-10-20 Anybody else think @Coach_Aurich look like Ryan Fitzpatrick? - None twitter
    2014-10-20 MNF, Week 7: Texans vs. Steelers - The word coming out of Pittsburgh is that the Steelers aren't about to panic, but it should be noted this is what people usually say when they are panicking. In an epic battle between two 3-3 teams (funny story, did you know Seattle is also 3-3?), the Steelers look to rebound from what has been an inconsistent season so far. In this case, whatever Ben Roethlisberger has wanted, did, in actuality, not happen. Maybe the story would be different if their games were played in the bathroom stall? But the next best thing for them is they are on a three-game set at home, starting with the equally inconsistent J.J. Watts, who some people call the Texans. Watt leads the NFL with 20 hits on quarterbacks (please hit Ben a lot tonight), and has 40% of the team's sacks. What would help is Ryan Fitzpatrick showing more of that Fitzmagic. Err, wait, that magic has actually led to a 58.9 passer rating, so maybe less magic here bro. But keep the beard. Trying to figure out if you're a co... YardBarker
    2014-10-20 @Southern_Philly @ByPatrickWall Aren't you just terrified of Ryan Fitzpatrick though? That 6/6 TD/INT ratio is scary. - None twitter
    2014-10-20 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers (The Associated Press) - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night. Yahoo Sports - Houston Texans
    2014-10-20 Hadn't thought of that one. RT @EricStangel: Who does Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick remind me of… http://t.co/hRW83eyFG7 - None twitter
    2014-10-20 Texans take early 10-0 lead over Steelers - PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night. Milwaukee Journal
    2014-10-20 RT @EricStangel: Who does Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick remind me of… http://t.co/bCiYVYVDb3 - None twitter
    2014-10-20 Ryan Fitzpatrick and his BEARD are out on the field warming up. #MNF http://t.co/5K2Bl3xd0a - None twitter
    2014-10-20 Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses - Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will making his fourth-career start against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night and while the Harvard product has yet to register a win against black and gold, he figures to be a tough opponent nonetheless. For starters, while Fitzpatrick has just as many interceptions as touchdown passes (6), heading into the […] Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses is a post from: Steelers Depot The post Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses appeared first on Steelers Depot. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] YardBarker
    2014-10-20 Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses - Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will making his fourth-career start against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night and while the Harvard product has yet to register a win against black and gold, he figures to be a tough opponent nonetheless. For starters, while Fitzpatrick has just as many interceptions as touchdown passes (6), heading into the […] Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses is a post from: Steelers Depot The post Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses appeared first on Steelers Depot. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] YardBarker
    2014-10-20 Matchups: Matchup: Texans @ Steelers - Evan Silva examines every critical skill-position Matchup in Monday night's Texans-Steelers game. Fantasy Football Articles - Rotoworld.com
    2014-10-20 Monday Night Football: Steelers vs Texans Pick *5-2 Yesterday* - Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh Steelers The Houston Texans travel to Pittsburgh for a match up with the Steelers on Monday Night Football this week. Both teams are looking to get to 4-3 on the year. Pittsburgh was embarrassed last week against the Cleveland Browns and Houston fell behind early to a streaking Indianapolis team. The Steelers are banged up on the defensive side of the ball. Ike Taylor is lost for the year. Ryan Shazier, Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, and Shamarko Thomas are all questionable to play tonight. On offense, the Steelers are racking up the yards, but not the points. They are averaging almost 400 yards of offense, but cannot score in the redzone. Houston needs to start out fast. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has been one of the slowest starting QB’s in the league this year and it won’t get any easier against a Steelers defense that gives up less than 50 yards on average in the first quarter. Houston is banged up on the defensive side of the ball as well, but they could get Jadeveon Clowney back YardBarker
    2014-10-20 Ryan Fitzpatrick will need to ___________ in order to secure a Houston Texans victory tonight. http://t.co/ev7J6VnGbt - None twitter
    2014-10-20 Steelers pull out victory at home vs. Houston - Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night. Las Vegas Review-Journal
    2014-10-20 Matchup: Texans @ Steelers (Rotoworld) - Evan Silva examines every critical skill-position Matchup in Monday night's Texans-Steelers game. Yahoo Sports - Pittsburgh Steelers
    2014-10-20 5 Things to Watch: Texans at Steelers - Here are Five Things to Watch when the Texans face the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football. Houston Texans
    2014-10-20 The Film Room: A Step-By-Step Guide To Attacking The Steelers - Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog breaks down film of the Dick LeBeau defense and the best ways for the Texans to move the ball against the Steelers tonight. While the Texans seemingly play the Baltimore Ravens every single season for one reason or another, J.J. Watt and company have not met the Ravens' biggest rival – the Pittsburgh Steelers – on the field in three years. In the last contest between both teams, Andre Johnson went down with a severe hamstring injury, Duane Brown broke James Harrison’s eye socket, Mario Williams finished his last complete game as a Texan, the Texans' offense mounted an unbelievable drive that lasted a full 11 minutes, and Arian Foster tallied 155 yards on the ground, the most by a running back against the vaunted Steelers defense in nearly a decade to that point. For such a seemingly inconsequential Week Four matchup, a lot happened. That was a gut check game for the new and improved 2011 Texans. Nobody had even heard of J.J. Watt back then, nobody believed that Arian Foster was more than just a one year wonder, and certainly nobody believed that such a young, historically awful franchise could overcome a Steelers team fresh off a Super Bowl appearance. And yet they did. Fast forward a few seasons, and both teams find themselves in similar situations. The Texans rose to new heights and sunk to new lows in consecutive campaigns while the Steelers have floundered at 8-8 for the past two years. Both teams are desperately trying to compete in the middle of mild rebuilding phases, and both teams have a lot to prove under the prime time lights. Pittsburgh wants to remain relevant in a tough AFC North division; Houston just wants to show they are relevant at all. If Bill O’Brien and company want to put themselves into the national conversation in front of a huge audience, it all starts with how many points they can put up on a Steelers defense that is far weaker than its 2011 iteration. Step 1: Understand what they do The Dick LeBeau defense has always relied on deception to get to the quarterback, but for a long time the black and gold also had multiple stud pass rushers that could get into the back field without help from overload blitzes or whatever crazy pressure packages the coaching staff could put together. Whether it was James Harrison, Lamarr Woodley, or even Aaron Smith, Dick LeBeau always had personnel that could just flat out whoop people at the line of scrimmage. These days, however, the Steelers have trouble generating any consistent pass rush against good offensive lines without sending the kitchen sink at them. The wins in one-on-one matchups are not happening as frequently anymore. Cameron Heyward can get some work done when he is not being constantly double-teamed, and even Brett Kiesel and Jason Worilds have been disruptive on occasion. However, nobody is coming close to the consistent domination that the team used to enjoy from guys like Harrison in his prime. LeBeau runs what is called a "Zone Blitzing 3-4". The concept is simple – stop the run, get the opponent into third and long, and unleash hell with blitz packages that would make any offensive coordinator lose sleep. Typically the base defense looks something like the diagram below. The defensive line is set up in a traditional "two-gap" alignment with both defensive ends playing either a "4-technique" or a "5i-technique" over the offensive tackles. The nose tackle can be shaded to either side of the center, or even head up on the center in a "0-technique". All three defensive linemen will engage and "stack" on their blocker while tracking the ball. Rather than penetrating into an assigned gap, the linemen will virtually hold two different gaps by stacking on their man and shedding the block into whichever gap the ball carrier decides to run. The better these linemen are at stacking and shedding, the more double teams they will inevitably draw on run plays. The more double teams they draw, the more space the linebackers have to fly to the ball unopposed. At its core, this traditional "two gap" approach is designed to give the linebackers as many opportunities to make plays as possible. On the back end, the secondary typically lines up in a "single high" look with the free safety patrolling the middle of the field deep and the strong safety roaming closer to the line of scrimmage. Both starting corners handle either deep-third duty in zone or shadow their receivers in man coverage depending on the call. LeBeau corners line up in "off coverage" most of the time to remain ambiguous between man and zone looks, but they are asked to press at times as well when they need to disrupt timing routes and give blitzers enough time to reach their target. Speed, fluid hips, and quick feet are the keys here. If the corner is clunky when closing on breaks from seven yards off the line of scrimmage, too slow to keep up in trail technique when pressing, or not fluid enough to adjust to route stems down field, he will be eaten alive. With no guaranteed help over the top or inside with how many blitzes the Steelers run every week, corners have almost no margin for error in this system. Either they do their job, or everyone on this defense suffers the consequences. However, LeBeau – being the defensive genius that he is – does not exclusively subscribe to traditional "two-gap" looks for his 3-4. While his game plan against the Browns last week called for a lot of the bread and butter "5-0-5" alignment, Week Four’s tilt with the Buccaneers saw many more one-gap looks. The secondary and linebackers largely remain the same, but the defensive line has shifted into a 3-1-4 alignment from a 5-0-5. The weak side defensive end is now essentially a 3-technique defensive tackle, the nose tackle is now an aggressive 1-technique penetrator and block absorber for the center and strong side guard, and the strong side 5-technique shifts slightly inside to the 4-technique to allow himself to penetrate through the tackle’s interior shoulder more easily. What’s more, this alignment is vague enough to allow for two-gapping or one-gapping depending on the situation. With Tampa having a young quarterback, a week interior offensive line, and no offensive coordinator (Bucs OC Jeff Tedford is on an indefinite medical leave of absence), LeBeau opted to throw caution to the wind and ruthlessly attack the offense at every available opportunity. In fact, I noticed an interesting trend where after every converted first down for the Tampa Bay offense, the Steelers immediately called for an overload blitz on the next play. As soon as the Bucs felt they had any sort of rhythm building, LeBeau wanted that confidence crushed at all costs. Pittsburgh might not have the talent they used to, but there is no denying that their mentality is the same as ever. Step 2: Mitigate their strengths The Bucs and the Browns both had offensive success against the Steelers, yet both of them did it in different ways. Cleveland neutralized the Pittsburgh blitz-heavy pass rush by continuously running the ball and passing off of play action. With linebackers having to take an extra few beats to read their run keys and fill lanes rather than blitz, Brian Hoyer had enough time to get the ball down field against a very weak Steelers secondary. Not only that, but Pittsburgh was afraid to blitz the Browns offense with the same frequency as they did against Tampa because of Cleveland’s perimeter run game. Kyle Shanahan, who I believe might be one of the best offensive innovators in the entire NFL, ran pitches, reverses, tosses, and sweeps constantly to keep pressuring the edges of the defense. With the linebackers having to be on standby to run down the threat to the perimeter, LeBeau was reluctant to send them flying up the middle while leaving the edges exposed and outnumbered. The perimeter run game might not have busted off big gains on every down, but simply establishing the threat of the run was enough to give Brian Hoyer the time break off some huge gains through the air. Shanahan’s performance for the Browns in Week Six was some of the best offensive play calling you will see all season. Tampa Bay took their fair share of hits from the Steelers defense, which to be honest is expected from a team with no offensive coordinator, but they dished out quite a bit of damage themselves. Before we get too far into the Bucs offense, however, lets dive into the aggressive Steelers game plan that was mentioned in step one. Dick LeBeau, as touched on before, made heavy use of what is known as a "run blitz". A run blitz is different from the "zone blitzes" that the Steelers are famous for because rather than dropping a defensive lineman or linebacker off the line of scrimmage into zone coverage (hence the name zone blitz) as a sort of mouse trap for quarterbacks that they cannot see ahead of time, a run blitz often sends six or even seven players flying towards the back field without anyone dropping into coverage to compensate. The penetrating defensive line and linebackers all have a designated gap to hit as part of the blitz. Every single one of them are essentially playing the run on the way to the quarterback. If a run play is called, they are aggressively disrupting the line of scrimmage to limit any yards gained on the ground. If a pass play is called, protection will likely be overloaded anyway and there is a good chance of the passer being affected in some way. For a smart coordinator like LeBeau who wants to give the Bucs as little chance as possible of developing any rhythm whatsoever, this was a good first down game plan that could disrupt both the run and the pass equally. Let us look at a couple of examples. This is a first down play with 6:19 to go in the first quarter. Just before the snap, the weak side inside linebacker (WILB) sends a very subtle signal to free safety Mike Mitchell just as Bucs tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins motions across the line of scrimmage. Mitchell then times Sefarian-Jenkins’ motion and begins running towards the line before the snap. The blitz is on. Defensive end Cameron Heyward in the 3i-technique and nose tackle Steve McClendon both slant one gap over to the weak side off the snap, a clear indication that they are trying to create space for a blitz from the strong side. Slants are a common call for defensive coordinators that want to get offensive lines either moving in the wrong direction against a blitz or who want to make protection schemes uncomfortable when having to pass off defenders amongst themselves. Slants test unity, they test technique, and they sure as hell test composure. As soon as the line becomes overly concerned with passing off the slanting 3-technique, a blitzing linebacker can barrel his way through and wreck a play. If the line gets nervous about the blitzing backer and does not pass off the slant properly, the defensive lineman will get through and wreck the play anyway. It truly is a lose-lose situation for the offense unless their execution is absolutely spotless.  Spotless execution is not something that is to be expected from a coordinator-less Buccaneers offense. Mitchell is coming into the now-vacant B gap with WILB Sean Spence not far behind on a delayed blitz to the C gap. With Heyward likely drawing the left guard on his slant and Mitchell drawing the left tackle with his blitz, Spence should be theoretically free to come through the line untouched whether the play is run or pass. Luckily for Cameron Heyward, however, the slant discombobulated the offensive line. Logan Mankins passed Heyward off into thin air as the center advanced to the second level without giving the Steelers defensive end a second thought. Now running untouched into the back field, Heyward easily brought Doug Martin down for a crucial first down loss. This is the exact idea that Dick LeBeau had when he put together this run blitz-heavy game plan against the Bucs – punch them in the mouth before they can punch you. Take a look at this play in full speed to get a better appreciation for all the little moving parts at work here. This second quarter play is an equally appropriate example of the Steelers’ plan against the Bucs. After converting a first down on a Doug Martin run in the beginning of the second quarter, LeBeau dialed up yet another run blitz to try to put Tampa Bay back in their place. Weak side 3-technique Cam Thomas and Steve McClendon both slant to the weak side and then stack on the right tackle and center to two-gap against the run. Heyward, the strong side 5i-technique, also slants one gap to the weak side, but instead of two-gapping he intends to penetrate along with the blitzing linebacker, Lawrence Timmons. The goal for Timmons here is essentially to hide behind Heyward off the snap, let the defensive line draw the left guard inside, and then crash the B gap as a free blitzer. Spence, as the weak side linebacker, then rotates over in zone coverage in case the tight end (orange circle) reads Timmons' blitz and runs a "hot route" to the now-vacant part of the field. This is a common baiting tactic that blitz-heavy coordinators use in their schemes to try to generate cheap turnovers. Even if the blitzers do not get a sack, if they can pressure the quarterback into panicking and throwing to a covered hot receiver, eventually the defense will get their hands on the ball. Heyward (yellow circle) does his job and gets Mankins inside. Timmons is now free to hit the B gap without any lineman being in his face. Arthur Moates has also gotten a great jump off the snap and is in the process of beating the left tackle around the edge. Heyward’s swim move across the face of Mankins worked perfectly. Not only did he free up Timmons (who ended up being cut down by Martin anyway), but he outright beat his blocker one-on-one to get into the back field. That is something that has been far too rare for the Steelers so far this season. For the sake of reiterating my point, this was a great plan by LeBeau. Logan Mankins is obviously struggling at left guard on his new team, there is a young quarterback who has not seen this kind of defense before, and in such a close game the Bucs could not be allowed to gain any momentum. Every gap was accounted for, execution was flawless, and Mike Glennon had nowhere to go. Run or pass, rain or shine, this was the perfect call. Out of 15 run blitzes called against the Bucs throughout the course of the entire game, 9 of them were slants to the weak side to open up a blitz from the strong side, 4 of them were slants to the strong side to open up a weak side blitz, and 2 of them were slants to both sides to open up rushes up the gut. That trend speaks to LeBeau’s preference to bring his pressure from areas where he has more bodies to work with. In the Steelers' base defense, there are as many as five defenders lined up on the strong side of the offensive formation between the nose tackle, defensive end, outside linebacker, inside linebacker, and strong safety. That is a lot of firepower at a defensive coordinator’s disposal, and if used properly, that many potential penetrators can do quite a bit of damage. Here are three more examples of at least one defensive lineman slanting weak to free up linebackers and safeties to charge into gaps with reckless abandon. Example One Example Two Example Three And of course here are two more examples of the line slanting strong to free up weak side blitzers. Remember, we are not focusing on the result of the play here, but rather what LeBeau’s defensive call was pre-snap. Some of these blitzes may not be obvious because they happen against a run play, but the slanting of the line and the subtle movements of linebackers and safeties are a dead giveaway to what the Steelers' defense intended to do. Example Four Example Five So how did the Bucs counter the aggressive Steelers game plan? By getting aggressive themselves with a spread passing game. Complex blitz schemes – especially those that involve a lot of moving parts – rely on ambiguity. Having to spread the defense all across the field removes bodies from around the offensive line. With fewer defenders floating near the offensive line, that means fewer people available to disguise and execute a blitz. Stopping the spread is a more straight forward affair than stopping a traditional NFL offense, and Dick LeBeau cannot do "straight forward" with his current personnel. Without disguise, without deception, and without flexibility, the Steelers' pass rush becomes relatively toothless. Cameron Heyward is the only member of the front seven who can consistently win one-on-one matchups with offensive linemen, which is unfortunately (for the Steelers) what stopping the spread demands. Take a look at this snap for instance. Tampa is in a three wide receiver set with Louis Murphy in the slot. Nickel cornerback Brice McCain is showing a blitz from the slot, which is corroborated by Mike Mitchell "capping" on Murphy from way down field. The easy pre-snap read is to take a quick gain by throwing hot to Murphy on the out route and hoping for some magic after the catch. Worst case scenario, the offense gains five yards; best case scenario they get a big play in the face of a neutered blitz. As stated before, spacing out a Dick LeBeau team heavily mitigates his ability to disguise his intentions. The ball is snapped, and Glennon immediately looks for Murphy as his hot. Mitchell has no prayer of stopping this reception from that far out. Despite only gaining five yards on the play, this was an easy five yards that the Bucs really needed. Plays like these discourage blitzing in the first place because they send a strong message that sending extra rushers only leads to automatic five yard gains. If an offense can take away a defense’s best asset, that defense is in for a long day. For those who are wondering just what I mean by a safety "capping" a receiver and how that can lead to effortless gains against the blitz, take a look back at my piece on the ideal Bill O’Brien quarterback and the offense he is bringing to Houston. Here is a Bill O'Brien quote from that article that details the importance of tracking safeties when deciphering blitzes. "When you break the huddle at quarterback, you have to think high to low. You can’t think low to high. I don’t care if it’s a run or a pass. Train your quarterback [when he breaks the huddle] to say ‘Where are the safeties?’ Find the safeties. I always tell the kid to find the weak safety, find the strong safety. Just train the kid to find the safeties. Corners, you guys all know the corners on your team. They’re the sneaky dudes, man. They’re the guys, they got a lot of bravado, and they’re confident, and they’re the ones that can lie to you. Them safeties, those are the guys that direct the show back there. They can lie to you too, don’t get me wrong, but you’ve got to locate them because whether it’s pre-snap or post-snap, they’re going to tell you about what the defense is doing. So here’s what we say. I’m just talking about two high right now, but if the safeties are twelve yards deep and they’re somewhat off the hash, more than likely they’re playing cover two. If they’re eight to ten yards deep and they’re over your number two receivers, more than likely they’re playing cover four. If they’re under eight yards, those two safeties, and maybe the weak safety is cheating to number three or maybe he’s over number two weak. If they’re under eight yards or they’re hovering in that shallow area, something’s up…it’s blitz zero – especially if it’s empty." "[If] we put the running back out there as the widest receiver and the corner just bumps out, well, you know it’s zone coverage. If you get empty and you put the back out there on one side or the other as the widest receiver and a linebacker goes out there with him, it’s some type of man coverage. If a safety goes out there with him, it’s some type of man coverage and it’s probably blitz so that they leave the linebackers in the box because they’re going to blitz him." In other words, a "capping safety" is essentially a safety that is subtly aligned in off-man coverage on a receiver in the place of a disguised blitzer. Whether it is a slot cornerback or a linebacker, if a safety is capping a receiving threat anywhere along the line of scrimmage, that is a telltale sign that something is coming. Here are two more examples of a capping safety giving away a blitz pre-snap. Whether or not Glennon actually saw the cap and whether or not the Bucs offense took advantage of the blitzes is another matter entirely, but the warning signals were there nonetheless. Example One Example Two So what does this all have to do with the Texans? For starters, Bill O’Brien is very, very good at running a spread offense out of a variety of personnel groupings. Hell, one could argue that the O’Brien offense, a variation on the Erhardt-Perkins system, is specifically catered to counter aggressive defenses like the one found in Pittsburgh in the first place. Between identifying safety alignments, building hot reads into every single passing play, and sliding protections pre-snap to account for defenders that jump into their shells too early, O’Brien’s offense is perfectly set up to neutralize and exploit blitzes out of spread formations. The true question here is not whether O’Brien’s system is a good fit for this game, but rather if Ryan Fitzpatrick can execute the game plan at an acceptable level. Step 3: Attack their weaknesses We have established what the Steelers’ strengths are, and we have established how to at least limit those strengths, but for the purpose of putting up a lot of points the Texans still have to find a way to exploit some weaknesses. In the case of this 2014 Steelers team that is temporarily without Ike Taylor and no longer has Keenan Lewis on the roster, that weakness is far and away the cornerbacks. William Gay is Pittsburgh’s best cover corner, but even for most NFL teams, he would be considered a number two guy at best. Gay has excelled in the slot for the past couple seasons, but injuries have forced him to take over a starting role on the outside where he is a bit less comfortable as a 5’10" corner. On the other side of Gay is Brice McCain, who will be taking over for the benched Cortez Allen. Yes, you heard that right – there is a corner in the NFL that is so bad that BRICE MCCAIN took his job. So what is the McCain train up to these days? Oh, you know…just normal Brice McCain things. Even when he is rescued by poorly thrown footballs, I still like to take every opportunity I can to show #25 getting roasted anyway. For Brice Freakin’ McCain to actually take a starting job from someone, how bad could that someone possibly be? In Cortez Allen’s case, the answer is amazingly, appallingly, almost fascinatingly bad. I will let the GIFs speak for themselves. Example One Example Two Example Three In short, this Steelers secondary is in trouble. If given ample time to operate, the duo of Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins are an absolute nightmare matchup for these cornerbacks. I expect some sort of attempt from the Texans to recreate the Browns' run-heavy and play-action attack from last weekend.  If that fails, there are plenty of other methods available to move the ball. Considering that Arian Foster is as stout a pass protector as they come, Bill O’Brian may be content to simply call six man protections all game and buy Fitzpatrick enough time for these receivers to inevitably get wide open. Even if Dick LeBeau attempts to overwhelm both the ground game and the six man protections with heavy run blitzes like he did against Tampa Bay, all it takes is a few easy first downs off of hot routes to discourage overzealous blitzing for the remainder of the game. Pittsburgh is still a good team that can easily beat the Texans any day of the week, but schematically speaking this is about as good a matchup as it gets for this Houston offense. Do not rule out this game turning into an epic Monday night shootout. Predictions 1 – DeAndre Hopkins reels in 6+ catches for 100+ yards and at least one touchdown. 2 – Troy Polamalu does something awesome because he is still Troy Polamalu. 3 – Ryan Fitzpatrick has his first three touchdown game of the season. 4 – Garrett Graham continues to do nothing. 5 – Derek Newton continues his current streak of not giving up a single sack all season. I still have no idea how this is happening. Texans vs Steelers coverage Battle Red Blog
    2014-10-20 The Film Room: A Step-By-Step Guide To Attacking The Steelers - The Film Room: A Step-By-Step Guide To Attacking The Steelers The Palm Beach Post
    2014-10-20 2014 Fantasy Football: Week 7 Monday Night Football Preview - Arian Foster Monday October 20, 2014 Houston Texans @ Pittsburgh Steelers This is a game we are excited to watch. There are a lot of huge names and major fantasy implications in this one. J.J. Watt will try to wreak havoc on Big Ben and the Steelers offense on one side of the ball. On the other side of the ball the Steelers will attempt to slow down the Texans’ trio of stars. If Ryan Fitzpatrick can manage to have a decent game, Houston could pull off the road win against a battered Pittsburgh defense. This game is sure to determine a ton of fantasy matchups on Monday night. Houston Texans: Key Players QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick is the one thing really holding this Texans offense back. They have an elite RB and tremendous WRs. Bill O’Brien continues to answer questions about Fitzpatrick remaining their starting QB. Unfortunately, he is their best option. Verdict: Sit Fitzpatrick. He would be borderline in a three QB league. RB Arian Foster Foster has been absolutely dominant t... YardBarker
    2014-10-20 2014 Fantasy Football: Week 7 Monday Night Football Preview - Arian Foster Monday October 20, 2014 Houston Texans @ Pittsburgh Steelers This is a game we are excited to watch. There are a lot of huge names and major fantasy implications in this one. J.J. Watt will try to wreak havoc on Big Ben and the Steelers offense on one side of the ball. On the other side of the ball the Steelers will attempt to slow down the Texans’ trio of stars. If Ryan Fitzpatrick can manage to have a decent game, Houston could pull off the road win against a battered Pittsburgh defense. This game is sure to determine a ton of fantasy matchups on Monday night. Houston Texans: Key Players QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick is the one thing really holding this Texans offense back. They have an elite RB and tremendous WRs. Bill O’Brien continues to answer questions about Fitzpatrick remaining their starting QB. Unfortunately, he is their best option. Verdict: Sit Fitzpatrick. He would be borderline in a three QB league. RB Arian Foster Foster has been absolutely dominant t... YardBarker
    2014-10-20 Fantasy Football Week 7: Complete Monday Night Preview - Houston Texans: Andre Johnson Last week in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Johnson caught his first touchdown pass of the season. He leads the team with 34 catches for 419 yards this season. All told, Johnson ranks 11th in NFL history with 961 receptions, and his 13,080 receiving yards is the 15th-best total in league annals. Against the Colts, the 12-year veteran totaled season highs for catches (seven) and receiving yards (99). Fantasy Prediction: 6 receptions, 84 yards, 1 TD Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins Looking for Johnson’s touchdowns? They seem to winding up in the hands of Hopkins, who ranks second on the club with 25 catches and 366 receiving yards. He has also caught exactly half of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s six scoring passes. The 2013 first-round pick finished second on the team with 52 receptions for 802 yards and two scores. But Hopkins was targeted a season-low two times and caught just one pass for 12 yards in the loss to Indianapolis. Fantasy Prediction: 5 receptions, 85 yards, 0 TD Houston Texans: Damaris Johnson A waiver pickup from the Philadelphia Eagles, Johnson has totaled eight catches for 133 yards and a touchdown this season. His bigger role comes on special teams, leading the team in both punt- and kickoff- return yardage, but Johnson did catch three passes for 62 yards last week vs. the Colts. Fantasy Prediction: 2 receptions, 15 yards, 0 TD Houston Texans: Keshawn Martin A fourth-round draft choice back in 2012, Martin has totaled two catches for 23 yards this season. He’s not missed a game in three NFL seasons and has totaled 34 grabs for 361 yards and three scores in his brief career. His main contribution these days is as a punt returner. Fantasy Prediction: 0 receptions Pittsburgh Steelers: Antonio Brown Brown continues to impress every time he’s on the field and is arguably the league’s best wide receiver after the catch these days. He also owns an NFL-record streak of 22 straight games with at least five receptions. This season, Brown has totaled 41 catches for 629 yards and five touchdowns. He’s one of the league’s most dangerous players after the reception. He figures to have another productive performance against the NFL’s 28th-ranked pass defense. Fantasy Prediction: 7 receptions, 101 yards, 0 TD Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Wheaton Injuries limited Wheaton to 12 games and one start as a rookie in 2013, and the third-round pick totaled only six catches for 64 yards. As a starter this season, the second-year pro has begun to show positive signs. He ranks fourth on the team with 24 receptions and second on the club with 277 receiving yards. But Wheaton has yet to reach the end zone in 2014. Fantasy Prediction: 3 receptions, 42 yards, 0 TD Pittsburgh Steelers: Lance Moore The former New Orleans Saints wideout missed the first two games of the season and has now caught exactly one pass in each of his last three contests. Moore scored in the late stages of last week’s 31-10 loss at Cleveland but has been a bit of a disappointment to date. Fantasy Prediction: 2 receptions, 23 yards, 0 TD Pittsburgh Steelers: Justin Brown After not catching a pass as a rookie last season, Brown has totaled 12 receptions for 94 yards in 2014. He remains a work in progress, and we are all still waiting to see rookie Martavis Bryant, a fourth-round pick in May, to make his first appearance in the regular season. Fantasy Prediction: 1 reception, 8 yards, 0 TD Bleacher Report
    2014-10-20 Fantasy Football Week 7: Complete Monday Night Preview - We know who the stars are when it comes to this contest. But is there a pivotal player or two that may be on your roster that you can’t decide whether to start or not? Here’s a little help. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Texans): The veteran quarterback has his ups and downs but these days, the Pittsburgh defense just doesn’t make a lot of plays. He may not throw for a bunch of scores on Monday night but could flirt with a 300-yard performance. Verdict: Start TE Garrett Graham (Texans): You’re just not seeing a lot of passes headed the tight end’s way as of late. And if the Houston running game is rolling tonight, Graham will once again not be a big pass-catching factor. Verdict: Sit WR Markus Wheaton (Steelers): Pittsburgh’s passing attack seems to have a 1-2 punch of wideout Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell. Wheaton has caught 24 passes this season but hasn’t found the end zone. Verdict: Sit Some statistical support provided by Pro-Football-Reference, NFL.com and ESPN.com. Depth chart info provided by Ourlads. Bleacher Report
    2014-10-20 RT @msantellana: @battleredblog 28-17 Fitzpatrick FINALLY plays a complete game - None twitter
    2014-10-19 Texans-Steelers to decide Week 7 fantasy matchups - From Arian Foster to Le'Veon Bell, Monday night's game should be a high-scoring end to Week 7 for fantasy owners. Here's what you can expect when the Texans take on the Steelers. NFL
    2014-10-19 Are You Smarter Than Ryan Fitzpatrick? - In this edition, Shane Lechler, Garrett Graham, and J.J. Watt all play along to find out if they're smarter than Texans QB (and Harvard alum) Ryan Fitzpatrick. Houston Texans
    2014-10-19 Are You Smarter Than Ryan Fitzpatrick? - In this edition, Shane Lechler, Garrett Graham, and J.J. Watt all play along to find out if they're smarter than Texans QB (and Harvard alum) Ryan Fitzpatrick. Houston Texans
    2014-10-19 Can Ryan Fitzpatrick keep @HoustonTexans hot streak alive? #NFL #sports #debate @NFL @thedansalem http://t.co/rIuKLWFLeV - None twitter
    2014-10-19 Texans Late Night Ep07- 1/4 - Hosts Marc Vandermeer and Deepi Sidhu revisit the week that was and talk D.J. Swearinger, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Randy Bullock, and the wind at Heinz Field. Plus, find out what's in Shane Lechler's locker. Houston Texans
    2014-10-19 Texans Late Night Ep07- 1/4 - Hosts Marc Vandermeer and Deepi Sidhu revisit the week that was and talk D.J. Swearinger, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Randy Bullock, and the wind at Heinz Field. Plus, find out what's in Shane Lechler's locker. Houston Texans
    2014-10-19 Texans Late Night Ep07- 4/4 - Marc and Deepi close out the show with Fitz Tips from head strength and conditioning coach, Craig Fitzgerald. Plus, another edition of "Are You Smarter Than Ryan Fitzpatrick?". Houston Texans
    2014-10-19 Texans Late Night Ep07- 4/4 - Marc and Deepi close out the show with Fitz Tips from head strength and conditioning coach, Craig Fitzgerald. Plus, another edition of "Are You Smarter Than Ryan Fitzpatrick?". Houston Texans
    2014-10-19 RT @TexansDC: @battleredblog can't be worse than fitzpatrick but please give me a real qb - None twitter
    2014-10-19 RT @Wade_Harrison: @battleredblog Hoyer is the next Cassell, Flynn, or Fitzpatrick. Why bother? - None twitter
    2014-10-18 What to Watch for the Texans on Monday Night - With a two game losing streak, the Houston Texans are traveling to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. The Steelers have not lost a Monday night game since 1991. Scout - Houston Texans
    2014-10-18 Texans vs. Steelers: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More - Two teams on the hunt to put any sort of extended streak together this season turn to the Week 7 edition of Monday Night Football when the Houston Texans take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The meeting between a pair of .500 teams comes after both suffered losses to divisional opposition just one week ago. Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Texans did not have enough to outlast Indianapolis, which has been the story for the length of the season&mdash;the team started the year with a two-game win streak, but those victories came over Washington and Oakland&mdash;teams with a combined 1-10 record. Pittsburgh has a few impressive wins, but Ben Roethlisberger and Co. seem prone to an epic collapse every other week. Week 4 was a last-second loss to Tampa Bay, last week was a 21-points shellacking at the hands of Cleveland. In what figures to be a low-scoring affair, whichever team can quell consistency issues and put together a complete performance figures to come out on top. &nbsp; War of Attrition Expect a heavy dosage of the ground game Monday night. Coach Bill O'Brien has no qualms about taking the ball out of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's hands and riding back Arian Foster like one of the league's last true workhorses. Foster has 20 or more carries in four games this season and has 513 yards and five scores on a 4.8 per-carry average to show for his efforts. Impressive, but things get no easier against a Pittsburgh defense that ranks in the top half of the league with 111.2 rushing yards allowed per game on average. Regardless, Foster actually needs to have the ball in his hands to do his damage. That in of itself may be an issue considering the Steelers tout a top-five rushing attack thanks to the combo of Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount: Houston is not so hot in this regard, allowing a healthy 125.7 yards on the ground per game, with even Indianapolis and Oakland looking rather strong on the ground against the J.J. Watt-led unit this season. This war of attrition will come to a head where it matters most&mdash;in the red zone. Despite its struggles against the rush, O'Brien's unit is of the bend-but-don't-break mindset in that it ranks well in that area of the field. Pittsburgh, not so much, as illustrated by James Starks of KPRC Local 2 Houston: Call it a strength versus strength affair overall on the ground. Houston is just fine with the approach now that Fitzpatrick has thrown six touchdowns and interceptions, while Pittsburgh not only has one of the league's budding stars in Bell, but needs to prevent Roethlisberger from getting killed behind a miserable offensive line. Predictable action sometimes breeds entertaining action. &nbsp; Breaking Down the Walls Led by Watt, the Texans are no strangers to putting plenty of heat on opposing quarterbacks. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), the unit has already amassed 11 sacks, 42 quarterback hits and a jaw-dropping 69 hurries.&nbsp; Like it or not, Roethlisberger will need to drop back and sling it at some point. Now, Big Ben is known for his ability to escape the pocket and create big plays. He is simply hard to bring down. But he just so happens to be playing behind one of the league's worst offensive lines at the moment, having already been sacked a second-to-worst 17 times this season. Still, Pittsburgh's leader does not seem entirely concerned heading into the showdown on prime time. "There's no time to panic," said Roethlisberger, per STATS LLC, via ESPN.com. "You guys are waiting for us to panic. We're not panicking." It is quite apparent heading into this one that the rush is the key for Houston to pull off an upset. The good news is that the team may get back No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney back, too. Call it an added potential edge against a team that, when given time, will absolutely torch the 28th-ranked pass defense with a wideout such as Antonio Brown, who already has 41 catches for 629 yards and five scores this season. When things do take to the air Monday, expect a potent rush to send more guys than ever in order to mask a miserable secondary. When that happens, fireworks could be the result&mdash;for either side. &nbsp; When:&nbsp;Monday, October 20, 8:30 p.m. ET Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Watch: ESPN Betting Info: (via Odds Shark) Over/Under: 44.5 Spread: Pittsburgh (-3.5) &nbsp; Team Injury Reports Injury info will be updated once released, via ESPN.com. &nbsp; Prediction It is hard to trust Pittsburgh at this juncture, even at home. Houston has at least been able to hang tough with two of the NFL's best teams in recent weeks. Pittsburgh has a pair of ugly losses, and the last time the Steelers were at home, the team choked away an ugly loss to Tampa Bay. In a grind-it-out affair, expect Watt and the Houston defense to ground the Pittsburgh aerial attack, if not score on its own. That is not to suggest Foster will need a ton of help in this regard, especially now that he and the team are on fresh legs after essentially what amounts to a bye week after playing on Thursday's prime-time slate last week. Prediction:&nbsp;Texans 23, Steelers 21 &nbsp; Note: Stats courtesy of NFL.com. All advanced metrics via Pro Football Focus (subscription required). &nbsp; Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com brvideo

    October 22, 2014

    October 21, 2014

    October 20, 2014

    October 19, 2014

    October 18, 2014

    October 17, 2014

    October 16, 2014

    October 15, 2014

    October 14, 2014

    October 13, 2014

    October 12, 2014

    October 11, 2014

    October 10, 2014

    October 09, 2014

    October 08, 2014

    October 07, 2014

    October 06, 2014

    October 05, 2014

    October 04, 2014

    October 03, 2014

    October 02, 2014

    October 01, 2014

    September 30, 2014

    September 29, 2014

    September 28, 2014

    September 27, 2014

    September 26, 2014

    September 25, 2014

    September 24, 2014

    September 23, 2014

    September 22, 2014

    September 21, 2014

    September 20, 2014

    September 19, 2014

    September 18, 2014

    September 17, 2014

    September 16, 2014

    September 15, 2014

    September 14, 2014

    September 12, 2014

    September 11, 2014

    September 10, 2014

    September 09, 2014

    September 08, 2014

    September 07, 2014

    September 06, 2014

    September 05, 2014

    September 04, 2014

    September 03, 2014

    September 02, 2014

    September 01, 2014

    August 31, 2014

    August 30, 2014

    August 29, 2014

    August 28, 2014

    August 27, 2014

    August 26, 2014

    August 25, 2014

    August 24, 2014

    August 23, 2014

    August 22, 2014

    August 21, 2014

    August 20, 2014

    August 18, 2014

    August 17, 2014

    August 16, 2014

    August 15, 2014

    August 14, 2014

    August 13, 2014

    August 12, 2014

    August 11, 2014

    August 10, 2014

    August 08, 2014

    August 07, 2014

    August 06, 2014

    August 04, 2014

    July 31, 2014

    July 30, 2014

    July 29, 2014

    July 28, 2014

    July 27, 2014

    July 25, 2014

    July 24, 2014

    July 21, 2014

    July 17, 2014

    July 16, 2014

    July 14, 2014

    July 11, 2014

    July 10, 2014

    July 09, 2014

    July 08, 2014

    July 07, 2014

    July 05, 2014

    July 04, 2014

    July 03, 2014

    July 02, 2014

    June 30, 2014

    June 27, 2014

    June 25, 2014

    June 24, 2014

    June 23, 2014

    June 22, 2014

    June 21, 2014

    June 20, 2014

    June 19, 2014

    June 18, 2014

    June 17, 2014

    June 16, 2014

    June 14, 2014

    June 13, 2014

    June 12, 2014

    June 10, 2014

    June 09, 2014

    June 06, 2014

    June 05, 2014

    June 02, 2014

    May 28, 2014

    May 27, 2014

    May 25, 2014

    May 12, 2014

    May 09, 2014

    May 07, 2014

    April 15, 2014

    March 31, 2014

    March 25, 2014

    March 24, 2014

    March 23, 2014

    March 22, 2014

    March 21, 2014

    March 20, 2014

    March 19, 2014

    March 14, 2014

    January 31, 2014

    December 08, 2013

    December 02, 2013

    November 30, 2013

    November 29, 2013

    November 28, 2013

    November 25, 2013

    November 12, 2013

    November 11, 2013

    October 15, 2013

    October 11, 2013

    September 30, 2013

    September 04, 2013

    August 28, 2013

    May 17, 2013

    May 09, 2013

    March 26, 2013

    March 19, 2013

    March 16, 2013

    March 15, 2013

    March 14, 2013

    March 13, 2013

    February 21, 2013

    January 06, 2013

    November 20, 2012

    November 13, 2012

    November 12, 2012

    November 09, 2012

    November 08, 2012

    November 02, 2012

    October 25, 2012

    October 18, 2012

    October 08, 2012

    October 01, 2012

    September 30, 2012

    September 24, 2012

    September 12, 2012

    September 05, 2012

    August 30, 2012

    August 28, 2012

    August 03, 2012

    July 30, 2012

    July 26, 2012

    July 20, 2012

    July 10, 2012

    July 05, 2012

    June 28, 2012

    June 19, 2012

    June 12, 2012

    May 29, 2012

    May 16, 2012

    May 12, 2012

    May 03, 2012

    May 02, 2012

    May 01, 2012

    April 29, 2012

    April 28, 2012

    April 27, 2012

    April 26, 2012

    April 22, 2012

    March 26, 2012

    March 24, 2012

    March 09, 2012

    March 06, 2012

    February 20, 2012

    February 06, 2012

    February 05, 2012

    January 29, 2012

    January 24, 2012

    January 23, 2012

    January 08, 2012

    December 30, 2011

    December 16, 2011

    November 24, 2011

    November 23, 2011

    November 22, 2011

    November 21, 2011

    November 18, 2011

    November 16, 2011

    November 04, 2011

    November 02, 2011

    October 30, 2011

    October 29, 2011

    October 26, 2011

    October 15, 2011

    October 14, 2011

    October 10, 2011

    October 07, 2011

    October 05, 2011

    October 02, 2011

    October 01, 2011

    September 30, 2011

    September 29, 2011

    September 28, 2011

    September 27, 2011

    September 25, 2011

    September 24, 2011

    September 22, 2011

    September 21, 2011

    September 15, 2011

    September 14, 2011

    September 13, 2011

    September 12, 2011

    September 11, 2011

    September 08, 2011

    September 07, 2011

    September 06, 2011

    August 28, 2011

    August 27, 2011

    August 21, 2011

    August 20, 2011

    August 18, 2011

    August 17, 2011

    August 16, 2011

    August 15, 2011

    August 14, 2011

    August 13, 2011

    August 04, 2011

    August 03, 2011

    August 02, 2011

    December 21, 2010

    December 17, 2010

    December 14, 2010

    December 13, 2010

    December 11, 2010

    November 30, 2010

    November 29, 2010

    November 24, 2010

    November 22, 2010

    November 17, 2010

    November 15, 2010

    November 12, 2010

    November 11, 2010

    November 09, 2010

    November 05, 2010

    November 04, 2010

    November 02, 2010

    November 01, 2010

    October 29, 2010

    October 26, 2010

    October 25, 2010

    October 24, 2010

    October 11, 2010

    October 08, 2010

    October 06, 2010

    October 02, 2010

    September 30, 2010

    September 29, 2010

    September 28, 2010

    April 25, 2010

    January 29, 2010

    January 28, 2010

    January 25, 2010

    January 24, 2010

    January 22, 2010

    January 19, 2010

    January 17, 2010

    December 14, 2009

    November 30, 2009

    August 23, 2009

    August 17, 2007