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Houston Texans (10-6)

Sat. 12/21 Sun. 12/29 Sat. 1/4 Sun. 1/12
@ TB
W 23-20
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vs. Ten
L 14-35
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vs. Buf
W 22-19
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@ KC
L 31-51
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Texans fill running back hole with shocking trade of Hopkins

HOUSTON (AP) The trade of DeAndre Hopkins leaves a huge hole in the Texans' offense.

But Houston did address one glaring free agency need with the shocking trade of the star receiver to Arizona by getting running back David Johnson in the deal. The Texans had a need at the position with both Carlos Hyde and Lamar Miller becoming free agents this week.

Hyde led the Texans with a career-high 1,070 yards rushing last year in his first season with the team after coming to Houston in August. Hyde filled in nicely for Miller, who had been the team's featured back for the previous three seasons before a knee injury ended his season last August. Miller made 41 starts and ran for 2,934 yards before his injury after signing a four-year, $26 million contract in 2016.

AFC South Division
xy-Houston 1060.625
x-Tennessee 970.563
Indianapolis 790.438
Jacksonville 6100.375
Full Standings
Pass Yds: D. Watson3852
Pass TDs: D. Watson26
Rush Yds: C. Hyde1070
Rush TDs: D. Watson7
Rec Yds: D. Hopkins1165
Rec TDs: D. Fells7
Int: T. Gipson Sr.3
Sacks: W. Mercilus7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5792 (13)
Passing Yards: 4083 (14)
Rushing Yards: 2009 (9)
Points per game: 23.6 (14)
Yards per game: 362.0 (13)
Touchdowns: 44 (10)
Field Goals: 20 (28)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6213 (28)
Passing Yards: 4491 (29)
Rushing Yards: 1937 (25)
Points per game: 24.1 (19)
Yards per game: 388.3 (28)
Touchdowns: 45 (24)
Field Goals: 21 (5)
Date Player Transactions
4/6 D. Cole re-signed/rest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
4/6 T. Adams re-signed/unrest FA
4/1 T. Jernigan signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/26 J. Weeks re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/21 B. Qvale signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/21 E. Murray signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2022)
3/20 R. Johnson re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/20 J. Watkins signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2021)
3/18 V. Hargreaves III signed One-year contract (through 2020)
3/18 D. Johnson traded w/ picks for DeAndre Hopkins and pick
Date Player Status
1/12 J. Addae knee (Questionable)
1/12 J. Akins hamstring (Questionable)
1/12 K. Crossen hamstring (Questionable)
1/12 W. Fuller V groin (Questionable)
1/12 J. Joseph hamstring (Questionable)
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