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Statement Game 2: Texans head to Baltimore for a tough AFC matchup against the Ravens

Over a month ago the Houston Texans were faced with a very difficult situation. They had to go into hostile territory and defeat a team that is one of the perennial favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Houston defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31 – 24 in Arrowhead Stadium to make a statement to the rest of the NFL that they wanted a say in that representation of the division.

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Bye Bye

Bye week comes just in time for the Texans to get healthy.

The Houston Texans sit atop of the AFC South with a 6-3 record after going “Across the Pond” to defeat their divisional foe in the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-3. Houston is on a bye this week and it comes at a time when they need it most with all the injuries they have on both sides of the ball.

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A Moral Victory

Texans defeat the Raiders but lose a key player for the season due to injury

There is an old expression that says, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” It is usually used when someone is too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole.

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One Game at a Time

Houston gets a much-needed victory over the Nationals in Game 3 of the 2019 World Series.

During their run towards “Back to Back” NBA titles, the Houston Rockets ran into some serious trouble against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals. Houston went down in that series 3-1 and was on the brink of elimination in Game 5. The overall theme from the head coach all the way down to the last player on the bench was to take it one game at a time. Don’t jump ahead. Just win the game you are playing, and you will earn the chance to play another one with the same opportunity.

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RBI-Real Big Innings

Explosive innings by the Nationals have the Astros in a 0-2 hole headed into Game 3 of the 2019 World Series.

For the second night in a row, the Houston Astros failed to get any RBI’s (Runs Batted In) while giving up RBI’s (Real Big Innings). The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros, 12-3 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the 2019 World Series. Only three teams have ever gone down 0-2 at home to come back and win the World Series: 1985 Kansas City Royals, 1986 New York Mets, and the 1996 New York Yankees.

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Fall Classic

Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series

Just in case you have been living under a rock here in Houston, let me bring you up to speed. The 115th renewal of the World Series begins today between the American League Champions, Houston Astros and the National League Champions, Washington Nationals.

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Déjà Vu

Altuve’s walk-off homerun sends the Astros to the World Series.

If you closed your eyes tonight and just listen to the fans, you would think it was October 21, 2017 all over again. On that Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd in Minute Maid Park the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 to earn their second trip to the World Series in franchise history. We all know how that ended with the Astros winning their first ever World Series title against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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I'm Coming Home

Astros head back to Houston with a 3-2 lead after losing to the Yankees 4-1.

I’m coming home, I’m coming home Tell the world I’m coming home Let the rain wash away All the pain of yesterday I know my kingdom awaits And they’ve forgiven my mistakes I'm coming home, I'm coming home Tell the world I'm coming

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Memory Loss

Texans must forget about the past to defeat the Colts

One thing the Houston Texans have been able to do this season is move on to the next game. They did it when they lost the season opener to the New Orleans Saints on a 58-yard field goal by kicker Will Lutz by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers the next two weeks.

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One More to Go

Astros win Game 4 to push them closer to a return to the World Series

The Astros are on the brink of going back to their second World Series within the last three years. Houston (3-1) got a much needed and some might think unexpected victory on last night by beating the New York Yankees (1-3) in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) by a score of 8-3. Houston will now send their ace, Justin Verlander to the mound in Game 5 to try and close out the series, while the Yankees will start James Paxton to stave off elimination.

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