by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph was forced out of Sunday's game due to a lingering foot injury, but head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters during his press conference Monday he expects Joseph to return to practice this week. The Texans take on the Giants in Week 3.
Texans force four turnovers in Week 2 win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) The Texans had another field day in Week 2 against the Raiders, forcing four turnovers in a 30-14 victory.
Kareem Jackson and Brooks Reed each came down with interceptions. Johnathan Joseph and D.J. Swearinger each recovered a fumble. Houston limited Oakland to 364 yards of total offense, 263 of which came from the aerial attack.
The Texans will travel to New York for a Week 3 showdown against the Giants.
D.J. Swearinger departs with elbow issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger left Week 2 against the Raiders with a left elbow injury.
He made his presence felt before departing to the locker room in the fourth quarter. Swearinger recovered a fumble from James Jones late in the first half. He also stripped Mychal Rivera in the third quarter. He registered three total tackles before leaving the game. His return remains uncertain.
Top pick Jadeveon Clowney out 4-6 weeks following surgery
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery and will be out 4-6 weeks, head coach Bill O'Brien announced Monday.
Clowney suffered the knee injury during his NFL debut Sunday in Week 1 against Washington, and will likely be out until at least Week 6 at the earliest.
Texans give up yards Week 1, but hold Redskins to one TD
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/7/14) The Texans defense had a bend-but-don't-break mentality during a 17-6 win Week 1 against the Redskins. While Washington put up 372 yards, including 131 rushing yards, Houston allowed just one touchdown -- a 1-yard run by Darrel Young in the second quarter.
The Texans also forced two fumbles and had three sacks. And it wasn't just all the defense Sunday. The special teams unit also got involved.
Defensive lineman J.J. Watt blocked an extra point, and Alfred Blue blocked a punt in the second quarter, which he picked up and ran in for a 5-yard touchdown.
Though, it was not all good news for the Texans defense. They lost rookie Jadeveon Clowney to a knee injury and it appears he's going to be out for a while. NFL.com reports Clowney is slated to miss 4-6 weeks due to a torn meniscus.
The Texans are back in action Week 2 at Oakland.
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Perhaps the biggest shocker from 2013 was the Texans DST, loaded with talent, finish as the worst DST in Fantasy Football. Don't expect it again in 2014. The team switched defensive coordinators and will lean on Romeo Crennel, who says he'll use multiple fronts to keep offenses guessing. The Texans already had a strong front seven but added linebacker Jadeveon Clowney in the NFL draft, giving them a unit that should generate a ton of pressure on the quarterback. They also have a schedule devoid of elite quarterbacks including matchups in the first four weeks against Washington, Oakland, the Giants and the Bills, so there's a real good chance they'll come out of the gate hot and potentially rebound to at least a decent Fantasy option. It would not be a mistake to invest a pick in the last two rounds of the draft in the Texans.