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  • Texans' Tashaun Gipson: Picks off Mahomes

    Gipson made five tackles (three solo) and had an interception in Sunday's road win against the Chiefs.

    Gipson tied for the lead in tackles for the first time this season, and picked off an over-thrown pass that was originally ruled pass interference, but later stood as an interception. The 29-year-old now has two picks this season to go along with 24 tackles. He and the rest of the secondary will face a solid matchup against the Colts coming off their bye for Week 7.

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  • Texans' D.J. Reader: Modest showing Sunday

    Reader made three tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs.

    The 25-year-old continues to plug up the middle of Houston's defensive line, moving his season tackle total to 22. Reader played 39 of 58 defensive snaps in the contest, and will draw a solid matchup against the Colts for Week 7.

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  • Texans' Bradley Roby: Hamstring issue 'significant'

    The Texans view the hamstring injury Roby sustained in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs as "significant" and are preparing for him to miss about a month, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The multi-week injury to the Texans' top cornerback puts a bit of a damper on an otherwise impressive road win and leaves the secondary in a ragged state heading into a Week 7 game in Indianapolis. Along with Roby, fellow starter Johnathan Joseph (wrist/hip) is also banged up, though the latter expressed optimism he would be able to return from a one-game absence to play against the Colts. In any case, rookie Lonnie Johnson is now likely to be pressed into a full-time role through at least the Texans' Week 10 bye.

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  • Texans' Charles Omenihu: Makes one big play

    Omenihu had one tackle, a sack, in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs in Week 6.

    Omenihu made his one tackle count. Not only did it produce a sack, he stripped Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the ball, which was recovered by Bernardrick McKinney, putting the Texans in business at Kansas City's 3-yard-line with 23 seconds left in the first half. One play later, Deshaun Watson scrambled in for a touchdown, giving Houston a lead entering the break. His normal role is to occupy blockers and let guys like J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus get to the quarterback, but the 2019 fifth-round pick out of Texas has recorded two sacks and forced two fumbles.

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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: More missed kicks

    Fairbairn converted one of two field-goal attempts and two of three extra-point attempts in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs in Week 6.

    Fairbairn has missed kicks in each of the last four games, although none have been costly. At some point, however, the sheer volume of misses could cost him a job, and last year's leading scorer among kickers is sitting at 17th this season. Some of that is due to Houston's improvement in the red zone, but Fairbairn has missed seven kicks (four extra points, three field goals) through the first six weeks.

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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Catches three passes in win

    Akins caught three of three targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs in Week 6.

    It was a big target day for Houston's tight ends, as Akins and Darren Fells combined for 10 targets, their most since Week 3. Neither found the end zone, but both were targeted in the red zone again while Akins' five red-zone targets are tied for second on the team behind Will Fuller. Akins, who has caught at least one pass in all six games thus far, has 13 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns.

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  • Texans' Darren Fells: Heavy usage in win

    Fells caught six of seven targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over Kansas City in Week 6.

    The catches, targets and receiving yards were season highs for Fells, and it was his first game over 50 yards. The Texans leaned heavily on their ground game and used a lot of two-tight end sets, so Fells also enjoyed a season-high snap count (80 of 92, 87 percent). While he didn't record a touchdown catch, Fells has been used as a red-zone target this season -- he had one target Sunday -- and is tied with Will Fuller for the team lead at three scores.

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  • Texans' Keke Coutee: Has season-high snap count

    Coutee caught four of six targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs in Week 6.

    With Kenny Stills (hamstring) unavailable for a second straight week, Coutee played a season-high 47 snaps in the win. He's caught seven of 10 targets for 111 yards as the fill-in No. 3 wideout. As the Texans prepare for a Week 7 meeting with the division-rival Colts, Wednesday's practice session will provide the first read as to whether Coutee or Stills will be third option behind DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.

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  • Texans' Johnathan Joseph: Hoping for Week 7 return

    Joseph (wrist/hip) is hopeful to return to action in Week 7 against the Colts, the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Joseph was unable to play in Sunday's victory over the Chiefs, but he said it's his goal to get back on the field after missing only the lone game. His availability for Week 7 will likely depend on whether or not he is able to see action in practice later this week.

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  • Texans' Tytus Howard: No torn ACL

    Howard doesn't have a torn ACL but will undergo additional tests, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    This initial report is good news for Howard, who was carted off the field during Sunday's win over the Chiefs, although we won't know until Monday whether he actually avoided a serious injury.

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  • Texans' Duke Johnson: Makes touchdown catch vs. Chiefs

    Johnson carried five times for 34 yards while adding 20 yards and a touchdown on two catches during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs.

    Johnson averaged a strong 6.8 yards per carry on his handful of rushes while scoring his team's first touchdown of the day on an 11-yard reception in the second quarter. He watched on as Carlos Hyde dominated the touches out of the backfield, generating 130 scrimmage yards and a touchdown of his own. Johnson is a nice complementary piece of the offense, but he seems unlikely to make a big impact in next Sunday's matchup with the Colts if the rest of the team's weapons are active for the contest.

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  • Texans' Will Fuller: Misses big opportunities

    Fuller caught five of nine targets for 44 yards during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs.

    Fuller finished second on the team in targets, but his long gain went for just 12 yards as he finished averaging 8.8 yards per carry. He also missed out on some tremendous opportunities, letting two deep passes bounce off his fingertips for what would have been a pair of easy touchdowns. It's a bit of a disappointing output for Fuller after posting monster numbers in his previous outing, especially given the inviting matchup in a high-scoring game. He remains a threat to connect on a deep pass each week and will look to do so next Sunday against the Colts.

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  • Texans' Carlos Hyde: Racks up 130 scrimmage yards

    Hyde carried 26 times for 116 yards and a touchdown Sunday, adding one catch for 14 yards during the 31-24 win over the Chiefs.

    Hyde was a workhorse in this one, touching the ball 26 times as he posted his highest output of scrimmage yards since Week 2 of the 2017 season. He managed a respectable average of 4.5 yards per carry and made noise with a two-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Hyde has now been given a whopping 47 carries over the last two weeks and seems to be the go-to option in the running game moving forward. He should receive his fair share of touches again in next Sunday's road matchup with the Colts.

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  • Texans' Deshaun Watson: Accounts for three touchdowns

    Watson completed 30 of 42 pass attempts for 280 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions Sunday against the Chiefs. He also carried 10 times for 42 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the 31-24 win.

    Watson completed an impressive 71 percent of his pass attempts, but he didn't create many big plays through the air and finished averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. He completed his lone touchdown pass in the second quarter to Duke Johnson and added a pair of short rushing scores, including the one that decided the game midway through the fourth quarter. Since struggling in Week 4, Watson has bounced back in a big way, totaling 795 yards of total offense while accounting for eight touchdowns in the last two games. He'll look to continue his recent success next Sunday against the Colts.

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  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins: Makes nine catches

    Hopkins caught nine of 12 targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs. He also caught a two-point conversion.

    Although Hopkins caught 75 percent of the balls thrown his way, he was limited to very short gains outside his long of 18 yards. He also was targeted on a deep ball that could have resulted in a touchdown, only to see Deshaun Watson misfire on the play. Hopkins continues to draw plenty of targets each week, but he's struggled to break through the coverages most teams are rolling his way and has now been held under 75 receiving yards in four of the last five games. He'll continue searching for his breakout performance next Sunday against the Colts.

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  • Texans' Tytus Howard: Carted off Sunday

    Howard (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

    Howard went down awkwardly late in the third quarter and was carted off after being on the field in pain. The 2019 first round pick's return doesn't look promising, but as long as he's out, Roderick Johnson figures to be deployed at left tackle.

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  • Texans' Bradley Roby: Exits with hamstring injury

    Roby was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury.

    With Roby off the field and Johnathan Joseph (wrist) inactive, the Texans are down their top cover cornerbacks. This puts a lot of pressure on the team's reserves against the touted Chiefs' offense. Lonnie Johnson, Keion Crossen and Phillip Gaines figure to be the top three for the time being.

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  • Texans' Johnathan Joseph: Officially out

    Joseph (wrist) is officially inactive for Sunday's showdown with the Chiefs.

    Joseph popped up on the injury report late in the week after logging just a limited session during Friday's practice. Now that Joseph is officially out for Week 6, it's likely Keion Crossen and Lonnie Johnson will see an increase in snaps opposite fellow corner Bradly Roby against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

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  • Texans' Taiwan Jones: Inactive for Week 6

    Jones (hip) won't play in Sunday's contest against the Chiefs.

    Jones had been limited during practice all week while tending to the hip injury, as the injury will keep him out at least a week. The veteran has yet to record an offensive statistic this season, so his absence won't effect the offense too much. Buddy Howell will be deployed as the team's third-string back.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 139.8
Def. 88.0


Player Injury
K. Stills WR Kenny Stills WR Hamstring
J. Joseph CB Johnathan Joseph CB Wrist
D. Steinmetz T David Steinmetz T Ankle
L. Miller RB Lamar Miller RB Knee - ACL
C. Landrum LB Chris Landrum LB Undisclosed

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