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1-1, 1st in AFC South

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Through two games, the Texans' pass defense has held opposing quarterbacks to an average completion percentage of 55 percent for 169 yards, both ranked in the top 6 in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Of course, that's against Blake Bortles and Andy Dalton, so Sunday vs. the Patriots will be a bigger test.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Hopkins said his chemistry with Deshaun Watson is "getting better and better everyday." "At practice, I've seen the difference from when we first started throwing together to yesterday. We're growing, we're getting to know each, and it's getting better,” Hopkins said.

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Barnwell: What to make of Houston's lack of sacks

Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt have all been shut out in the sack department. Maybe we should have seen this coming, and yet, we're probably a little too harsh to judge the Texans after two games.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Bruce Ellington (concussion) was a full participant in practice, so he could be cleared on Thursday. TE Stephen Anderson had limited participation, so he is still in the concussion protocol.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (broken collarbone) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph practiced Wednesday after he left Thursday's game with a shoulder injury. He's hopeful he'll play Sunday vs. the Patriots. The Texans also got RB Alfred Blue (high ankle sprain) back. He's been out since the team's joint practice with the Saints.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Watt said his finger is broken, "but not bad" and that it won't bother him too much on Sunday. It's just a finger. If it were anything else, it'd be a problem," Watt said. "It's an injury that doesn't bother me whole lot because I didn't have use of that finger for a long time. I tore a tendon a few years back on it. So, it wasn't very useful anyway."

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2dSarah Barshop

Reports: Depleted Texans to sign CB Banks

The short-handed Houston Texans are likely to sign CB Johnthan Banks after losing two corners to injury in last week's game, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports.

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Power Rankings: Texans rebound

A humbling Week 1 loss dropped Houston 12 spots on our list, but Deshaun Watson & Co. regained half of that ground by beating the Bengals on Thursday.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans WR Will Fuller practiced for the first time since he broke him collarbone on Aug. 3. His original timeline called him to be out until Week 4 or 5. In the portion of practice open to the media, he took part in receiver drills.

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3dSarah Barshop

Veteran receiver Strong released by Texans

Receiver Jaelen Strong, who was suspended for the Texans' opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, was released by the team Monday.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans released WR Jaelen Strong, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Texans only had three receivers active Thursday vs. the Bengals and Strong did not have a target. This leaves the Texans with DeAndre Hopkins, Braxton Miller, Bruce Ellington (concussion) and Will Fuller (broken collarbone) at wide receiver.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie ILBs Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole got game balls for their play on special teams on Thursday. Cunningham started in place of the suspended Brian Cushing. "Both those guys, they just need to keep getting better,” head coach Bill O'Brien said.

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Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 2

What's been the best performance so far this week? What's been the most surprising result? And which teams off to a 2-0 start look most playoff-ready? Vote now.

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3dMike Sando

Ranking the NFL's 1-1 teams: Texans

With New England, Tennessee, Kansas City and Seattle on the Texans' schedule over their next five games, what chance will Deshaun Watson have?

Team Stats

Passing Yards104.032nd
Rushing Yards130.57th
Points For10.029th
Points Against19.0Tied-13th

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