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Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt and his season ended weeks ago with back surgery, cialis but that hasn’t stopped him from being the JJ Watt the Houston area has come to know and love.

Senior linebacker Grant Milton of Woodlands High School collapsed on the field during a playoff game and was rushed away from McLane Stadium in Waco on Saturday for emergency surgery with a possible brain injury.

“He was sitting on the bench and suddenly started throwing up. It just happened all of a sudden, and nobody saw anything because he wasn’t on the field, and the game just kept going on,” said classmate Bryn Stephens.

Milton’s family gave an update on his health:

“Everyone has been so supportive and we can’t thank you enough for your prayers,” the statement read.

“Grant is still in critical condition and in a coma. His recent CT scan continues to improve. His medications have been reduced today and he showed positive signs of movement and strength in his upper body.His vital signs are strong and anyone who knows Grant would say he is STRONG and SPIRITED. The doctors indicate he is trending in the right direction and that his youthfulness and strength are on his side.”

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Monday Night Football is taking a trip to Mexico City tonight, where the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans will do battle at the Estadio Azteca.

It’s going to be quite the change of environment for both teams. Whereas they’re two of only 11 franchises in the NFL that are accustomed to playing in stadiums that are less than 50 feet above sea level, the Estadio Azteca sits at an altitude of 7,280 feet. For perspective on just how monumental that is, the Sports Authority Field at Mile High – home of the Denver Broncos, which is the most elevated stadium in the league by a significant margin – checks in at around 2,000 feet lower.

That’s not the only thing the Raiders and Texans will have to adjust to, though. According to former United States national team soccer star Eric Wynalda, there’s one reason in particular why he believes the Estadio Azteca is the “worst place to ever play a sporting event.”

“You can’t breathe,” Wynalda told USA Today. “The pollution is so bad that if you don’t have some form of rain that’s brought all that down, you are going to be sucking wind. They (will) break a record for how many oxygen masks they have on the sidelines. The combination of being that high up with pollution is just devastating to the body.”

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HOUSTON (AP) — Benardrick McKinney is often overshadowed on a Houston defense filled with first-round picks.

But this season it’s been hard to ignore the work of the linebacker, who leads the team and is tied for sixth in the NFL with 101 tackles, helping the defense remain the strongest part of the team despite the loss of J.J. Watt.

McKinney is in his second year in Houston after the Texans drafted him from Mississippi State in the second round. He had a solid rookie season, appearing in 14 games with 11 starts and finishing with 63 tackles.

This year he moved into a full-time role as starter and has thrived. He has four games with 10 or more tackles, including a career-high 16 against New England in Week 3. He also has four sacks to be the only player in the NFL this year — and just the third player in franchise history — with at least 100 tackles and four sacks in a season.

“He started last year growing and developing toward the last part of the season,” defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said. “He understood the defense. He understood how he has to play the game and puts himself in good position. He gets around the ball quite a bit.”

McKinney , who had 12 tackles last week against San Diego, believes his improvement this season is simply a product of him being more comfortable.

“Last year I was too worried about messing up and stuff … it comes easy now,” he said. “When you understand the defense you don’t have to think a lot, just go out there and play.”

That understanding has been helped by his relationship with linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, who had a distinguished 14-year NFL career and won three Super Bowls with the Patriots. McKinney raves about Vrabel and brings him up constantly when asked about his work this season.

“Coach Vrabel does an unbelievable job of just putting me in a great position to make plays,” McKinney said. “I’m just trying to help the defense out, force three-and-outs, get the defense lined up, play my style of football and just try to help us win games.”

Vrabel thinks McKinney’s health this season is another reason for his success after he struggled through a knee injury and a concussion early last year that set him back a bit.

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MEXICO CITY — Derek Carr woke up a struggling Oakland offense by throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as the Raiders capped a successful trip to Mexico with a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night.

Oakland had been held to 120 yards through three quarters, viagra with the running game going nowhere and Carr finding few open receivers downfield. But that suddenly changed in the fourth quarter, and the Raiders won a fourth straight game for the first time since 2002.

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The Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars will face off on Sunday in a big all-AFC South division match up. There will be no love lost between these sides, and even though the Jaguars are struggling in the basement of the division right now, they would love nothing better than to cut the Texans back down to size with a shock win in today’s game.

The game has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET and takes place from EverBank Field in Jacksonville. The game can be watched on TV on the CBS network or online through live stream via the link below.

 

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When training camp was underway, cost left guard Xavier Su’a-Filo had the most experience of the Texans offensive linemen when it came to Bill O’Brien’s offense. Through nine games, he’s shown even more progress.

“He’s one of the more improved guys on our team,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “Very good run blocker, comes off the ball and strikes you. Then in the passing game, he’s really worked hard on his pass protection and it’s gotten better. Sometimes he’s singled up against some really good defensive tackles and he’s held his own, and that’s not easy.”

 

 

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So much for all the talk about how ratings for the NFL would bounce back up once the presidential elections were over.

Ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans came in at just 4.0 for adults age 18-49. The comparable week 11 game a year ago between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills generated a rating of 8.9.

 

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