Houston Texans morning huddle: Duane Brown’s impact

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Good morning Houston Texans fans. We at the Toro Times would like to send a big thank you out to all those who served in the United States military as enjoy Veteran’s Day. We wouldn’t have the freedom to sit around and talk football without the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who defend our country every day! So again, thank you!

With that said, here is the news you need to know.

Duane Brown is Texans’ anchor, on and off the field – by Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle

Duane Brown is paid lots of money to block people, a job he has held for nine seasons. And the last time the Texans played, a week ago Sunday against the Detroit Lions, Brown might have done it as well as he ever has with the game on the line in the fourth quarter. One play in particular stood out.

Eye on the opponent: Houston Texans – by John Oehser, Jaguars.com

The skinny with the Texans is they’re in good shape for the postseason.

That’s the case even with free-agent quarterback Brock Osweiler struggling – and even with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt out for the season with a back injury.

They’ve also overcome early-season road struggles to reach the midway point of the season 5-3 – and a game and half clear of Indianapolis (4-5) and Tennessee (4-5) in the AFC South.

Why Jacksonville is a must-win game for Texans – by John McClain, Houston Chronicle

The Texans have more to lose in Jacksonville than just a game.

Their dignity? Possibly.

Respect? Absolutely.

Winning in Jacksonville on Sunday is imperative if the Texans are to take advantage of the opportunity in front of them.

The Texans (5-3) lead the AFC South by 1½ games over Indianapolis and Tennessee. The Colts are off this weekend. The Titans host Green Bay.

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