Texans Snap Broncos' Win Streak, Georgia and Florida State Shut Out of CFB Playoff
Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up recap the Houston Texans 22-17 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Stan and Gordy highlight performances by wide receiver Nico Collins, cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. and defensive end Will Anderson Jr. They also comment on wide receiver Tank Dell's injury and how this will effect the offense moving forward. Stan and Gordy discuss the newly set college football playoff picture. Was the committee right for leaving Georgia and Florida State out and letting Alabama and Texas in?
Rookie Stroud vs. Veteran Wilson, Possibility of SEC Not in CFB Playoffs
Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up give a final preview of the Houston Texans against the Denver Broncos. They also discuss if quarterback C.J. Stroud is still in the MVP race. Host of "The Drive" on Denver Sports Station 1043 The Fan Zach Bye joins the show to discuss the importance of the Texans-Broncos matchup, Stan and Chris speculate if the SEC will be represented in the college football playoff if Alabama beats Georgia in the SEC Championship and former Texans running back Jonathan Wells joins the show to give insight on the Texans' run game with offensive line injuries.
Denver Sports Radio Host Zach Bye Emphasizes Importance of Texans-Broncos
Host of "The Drive" on Denver Sports Station 1043 The Fan Zach Bye joins Next Up to discuss how important the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos matchup is on Sunday, especially since this could effect both teams' chances on playing in the postseason. "This is a playoff game for the Denver Broncos," Bye said. The Denver Broncos had a rough start to the season with losses and large deficits. "Broncos had a historically bad defense," but after replacing expensive veterans with younger, hungrier players, the Broncos have created "one of the greatest in-season turnarounds" in NFL history. With head coach Sean Payton simplifying the offense, "Russell Wilson is essentially being treated like a rookie quarterback," Bye said. However, even with the Broncos five-game win streak, Bye has "the Texans winning in Houston."
DeMeco Preps for Broncos, No Road Wins for Rockets and Breaking News
Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up review Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans' comments on how the team is preparing for their week 13 opponent in the Denver Broncos. With their 124-134 loss to the Nuggets in Denver, the Houston Rockets remain the only NBA team this season not to win an away game. During the course of the show, Stan and Chris react to breaking news that Dallas police officials have issued an arrest warrant for Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller and that Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month. Stroud becomes the second rookie quarterback in league history to win AFC Offensive Player of the Month and just the fifth player ever to earn NFL Offensive Player of the Month in the same month. Lead staff writer for The Dream Shake Lachard Binkley talks Rockets, and former NFL linebacker Chad Brown talks Broncos.
Former NFL LB Chad Brown Provides Insight on Broncos Matchup
Former NFL linebacker, three-time Pro Bowler and Broncos analyst for 9News Denver Chad Brown joins Next Up to preview the Houston Texans week 13 matchup against the Broncos. Brown gives high praise to Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans and quarterback C.J. Stroud, but says they're "going to have a good test" against the Broncos whose "defense is definitely playing better." The Broncos are "the hottest team in the NFL right now," Brown said.
Rockets Insider Lachard Binkley Talks Struggles on the Road
Staff Writer for The Dream Shake and SB Nation Lachard Binkley joins Next Up to discuss the Houston Rockets struggling to win on the road. The Rockets are the only team in the league who have not won a game away from their home court this season. "They've had a difficult schedule on the road to start the season," Binkley said. Binkley says that the Rockets "still need good minutes" from players coming off the bench, and even highlighted small forward Reggie Bullock Jr.'s effective performance scoring six points in 12 minutes against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. But ultimately, the Rockets would lose to the Nuggets 124-134.
Texans Having Trouble Maintaining O-Line, Rockets Out of In-Season Tournament
Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up discuss the Houston Texans' struggle to maintain a consistent offensive line, especially with Tytus Howard expected to miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury. Stan and Chris also recap the Houston Rockets close loss to the Dallas Mavericks which ended their in-season tournament hopes. Rockets analyst Ben DuBose talks the key pieces the Rockets are missing, and Texans insider Aaron Wilson breaks down the Texan's roster changes ahead of their Denver Broncos matchup.
Texans Insider Aaron Wilson Breaks Down Roster Changes Ahead of Broncos Matchup
KPRC reporter Aaron Wilson joins Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy on Next Up to discuss the roster changes the Houston Texans have made ahead of their week 13 matchup against the Denver Broncos. The Texans' offensive line continues to struggle in maintaining a starting lineup as Tytus Howard is expected to miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury. The Texans also release veteran cornerback Shaq Griffin and elevate Desmond King from the practice squad to the active roster. "You have to hope that Derek Stingley Jr. and Steven Nelson stay healthy," Wilson said. With all the lineup changes and the Broncos on a five-game win-streak, Wilson says "it's going to be a tough football game. The Broncos are legitimate again."
Rockets Analyst Ben DuBose Talks Elimination From In-Season Tournament
Rockets analyst and editor of The Rockets Wire Ben DuBose joins Next Up to discuss the Houston Rockets elimination from the in-season tournament following their 115-121 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. The Rockets have lost their last four away games. "They've been competitive in all of them," but "what the Rockets don't have is a perimeter-based scorer and playmaker that can consistently make tough buckets late in a game," DuBose said. Other issues that contributed to another road loss was center Alperen Şengün's fatigue late in the game. "Hopefully as the years progress, he keeps getting in better shape and is able to give you in the final five minutes what he gives you in the first 30," DuBose said. DuBose concludes that even though "the defense is there," the Rockets are still in need of offensive improvements.
Stroud vs. Lawrence Is New Quarterback Rivalry
Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up recap the Houston Texans' loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars on this Second Take Tuesday. They also predict that C.J. Stroud and Trevor Lawrence will be the next great quarterback rivalry in the NFL. Houston Chronicle writer Jonathan Alexander joins the show to talk Texans, Jim Duquette says Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will not get a contract extension and more.