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Viktor Axelsen-led Bengaluru Blasters clean sweep Mumbai Rockets

Bengaluru Blasters smashed it out of the park on the first day of 2018 as they dominated the Mumbai Rockets all through the night in their Premier Badminton League (PBL) tie at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow. Men's Nike Baltimore Ravens #5 Joe Flacco Elite Black/Gold Alternate NFL JerseyViktor Axelsen-led Bengaluru managed to beat Mumbai by the worst margin of 6-(1) on a night, where nothing went Mumbai Rockets' way. It was a disastrous outing for Mumbai, who failed to show any spark on Monday. With the loss, Mumbai are now rooted at the bottom of the league table with just six points from 15 matches while Bengaluru Blasters jumped straight to the top with 11 points from 10 matches. Bengaluru began the night on a high with an edgy mixed doubles win by Kim Sa Rang and N Sikki Reddy over Mumbai' MR Arjun and Gabriela Stoeva.An off day for Sikki saw the match go down to the wire as the Bengaluru pair won 15-8, 10-15, 15-10 to hand a 1-0 lead to their team. Kim Sa Rang's smashes rang louder than the chants in the stadium as Sikki set him up well in the first game to down Arjun-Stoeva early on.However, some beautiful coordination play from Arjun and Stoeva and moments of brilliance from the world No.41 Indian saw the Bengaluru pair lose the second game 10-15. Sikki was making a lot of errors and was failing to end the rallies when Kim Sa Rang took it upon himself to kill the points in the third game and despite fighting, Arjun and Stoeva had no answers to the Clayton Fejedelem Jersey Korean's brilliance.The second match of the night saw a sensational comeback from Kirsty Gilmour that led to the Scottish beating Beiwen Zhang of USA 15-14, 15-8 in the women's singles. Beiwen Zhang began the match well running off to a 4-0 lead early on. However, Gilmour fought her way back with immense purpose edged Zhang 15-14.Gilmour build on all that confidence as her trademark jump smashes just got better and better and Zhang failed to defend her barrage of smashes. Along with smashes, Gilmour brought forth some interesting all-court play to comfortably take the second game 15-8 and the match.Axelsen then made his way to the court as Bengaluru's Trump against former world No.1 Son Wan Ho of Korea. In what was expected to be a close and tough match for the World champion, Axelsen eased past Wan Ho 15-6, 15-13.Axelsen romped through in the first game with his stick Grant Fuhr Womens Jersey smash and court movement at its best. Wan Ho failed to get going even for a moment in the game and Axelsen dominated him 15-6. The World Super Series Finals winner began the second game in the same manner, attacking Wan Ho right through.Axelsen showed far more concentration and killer ability from there to close down the game and give his team an unassailable 4-0 lead in the tie. The fourth match of the tie was Mumbai's Trump match where the onus lied with Sameer Verma against Chong Wei Fang.Sameer took the challenge by the scruff of the neck early on but his innumerable unforced errors in the later half of the game brought his doom as he lost 15-9, 8-15, 6-15 to Chong Wei to throw Mumbai to -1 against Bengaluru's 5 points. Jerseys From China MLB Baseball Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart Jerseys Wholesale

Celtics hold off Nets for 30th win of season

The Boston Celtics rang in a new year on Sunday with a 108-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets that recalled glorious years gone by.The hard-fought victory over a determined Nets team saw the Celtics improve to 30-10 -- the earliest date since the 1964-65 season Boston have piled up 30 victories. Youth Reebok Montreal Canadiens #6 Shea Weber Premier Yellow Atlantic Division 2017 All-Star  NHL JerseyIt was the third-earliest arrival at 30 victories in Celtics history. The 1959-60 team got there on December 28, the 1964-65 squad on December 30.Both of those teams went on to win the NBA title.The Eastern Conference-leading Celtics had to work for win number 30. Women's Jose Fernandez Replica White Majestic Jersey: MLB Miami Marlins #16 Home Cool BaseBrooklyn, trailing by 14 points with 5:59 remaining, trimmed the deficit to three and had the ball after a timeout with 14.5 seconds remaining.But Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie let loose a long-range effort off the inbounds pass that missed by a mile. "I think it was open, I think he could've gotten closer," Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. "I think if he curled it tighter, that was the play for him to come off that screen. ... I think they botched a switch or whatever and he came off. Even so, it was longer than we wanted but it was an open catch and shoot." Boston guard Kyrie Irving chased down the rebound and called timeout.He was fouled on the O. J. Howard Jerseyinbounds play and sealed Boston's seventh straight win over the Nets with two free throws as chants of "M-V-P" rained on him. Irving posted his 11th straight 20-point game, scoring 28 and pulling down eight rebounds.The Celtics appeared to be Keith Kinkaid Youth jersey in control of the contest after two second-half spurts, but Brooklyn wouldn't go away. The Nets twice got as close Matthew Dellavedova Youth jersey as five in the last two minutes. Boston made no shots from the floor over the final 4:27, but made seven of 10 free throws."You've got to give credit to just how talented that team is. They play extremely hard for all 48 minutes," Irving Charles Barkley Jersey said. "We had to take the challenge on every single possession. "A few great takeaways from this game," he added. "Especially down the stretch -- we've just got to close out better."Next up for the Celtics is a marquee matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. The Cavs traded Irving to the Celtics prior to the season in a deal that brought point guard Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland.Thomas has been sidelined all season with a hip injury incurred playing for Boston last season, and it's not clear if he'll take the floor against his old team. But Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the Cavs team led by four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James will be a formidable test."Really, really tough task, obviously," Stevens said. "They've had everybody's number in the East for a couple of years now, and we're amongst that list. So we'll see." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys From China Nike NFL Jerseys Baseball Jerseys Custom Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale

Rockets end skid, Mavs silence Thunder

The Houston Rockets take some good news -- and perhaps some bad -- into 2018 after snapping their five-game NBA losing streak with a 148-142 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Men's Nashville Predators #92 Ryan Johansen Reebok Blue Third Premier 2017 Stanley Cup Final NHL JerseyJames Harden scored 40 points but departed in the final minute of regulation with a hamstring injury.Point guard Chris Paul scored 15 of his 28 points in the two overtime periods to carry Houston to a much-needed win on their home floor. Olympic Hockey Team USA Brian Rafalski Authentic Men's Nike White Jersey: #28 1960 Throwback Paul played a part in straight baskets in the Dee Gordon Authentic Jersey first extra period, but Lakers forward Brandon Ingram made two free throws with eight-tenths of a second remaining to force the second.In the second extra session, Paul made six free throws in the final minute and Houston took the lead for good on a second-chance basket by reserve forward P.J. Tucker -- his only points in the contest. Moments later Tucker swatted away a three-point attempt by the Lakers Kyle Kuzma.Trevor Ariza scored 26 points for Houston, who trailed by as many as 17 points.The sight of Harden limping off must have tempered the Rockets' pleasure in snapping their skid. Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said it was too early to speculate about the severity of Harden's injury."I don't think we'll know until (Monday)," D'Antoni said. "I don't think they'll be able to assess it until (Monday) morning." In Los Angeles, Lou Williams came off the bench to score 40 points and propel the Clippers to a 106-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets."He was just a nightmare tonight," Charlotte forward Frank Kaminsky said of Williams. "He started hitting (three-pointers) early, so we start getting up on his screen. Charlotte led by 10 at the interval, but Blake Griffin scored 14 of his 25 points in a third quarter dominated 33-14 by Los Angeles.While Lanny McDonald Youth jersey the Hornets remained within striking distance in the fourth, they never got the deficit below four points. The Boston Celtics held off the determined Brooklyn Nets 108-105 to notch their 30th win of the season.Trailing by 14 points with 5:59, the Nets trimmed the deficit to three and had the ball after a timeout with 14.5 seconds left.Nets Babe Ruth Jersey guard Spencer Dinwiddie unleashed a long-range effort that was wildly off-target. Boston guard Kyrie Irving seized the rebound and called a timeout. On the inbounds play, Irving was fouled and made two free throws to seal the win.Irving, who scored 28 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics, said the Eastern Conference leaders should have clamped down at the end."We've just got to close out better," he said. In Oklahoma City, Dallas rookie Dennis Smith Jr. produced 11 points in the final 1:39 to lift the Mavericks to a 116-113 victory over the Thunder."He was great tonight," said Gerald McCoy Womens Jersey Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle after Smith contributed 19 points, four rebounds and six assists. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys All Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike NHL Hockey JerseysBaseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys NFL NBA Jerseys CheapCheap Jerseys NFL

Sporting predictions for 2018

Which is all very well if you are on a coach bound for Wembley, but not when it comes to 2018.There are enough uncertainties to the new year, without sport adding to your worries. Men's Nike Carolina Panthers #68 Andrew Norwell Blue Alternate Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL JerseyFortunately, help is at hand. BBC Sport journalists have grabbed a large pinch of Eddie Vanderdoes Womens Jersey salt with one hand, thrown caution to the wind with the other and can tell you what is in store for the next 12 sporting months. Definitely. Nike NFL Daryl Worley White Jersey Men's Game: #26 Carolina Panthers Road Manchester City will win an unprecedented Quadruple - beating Manchester United in the Champions League along the way - to leave both Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho and Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte to ponder 'is it all worth it?' at the end of the season. Sam Allardyce will be hailed as a hero by those who questioned Gerald McCoy Womens Jersey his appointment as Everton manager by guiding the Toffees into the Europa League, while dozens of players the Premier League will be linked to either Barcelona or Real, some on the basis of simply scoring in three successive games. One man who will not move is Tottenham's Harry Kane. He will stay and lead the club into the next era at their new stadium on White Hart Lane.England will surprise at the World Cup by not only actually navigating the group stage but by reaching at least the last eight, with manager Gareth Southgate rewarded with a new and improved contract. Oh, Roosevelt Nix Jersey and Rangers will appoint a new manager.The Formula 1 season will start with some kind of whizz-bang promotional event masterminded by new owners Liberty Media, whose attempts to spice up the sport will continue to provoke mixed reactions through the year. Lewis Hamilton will win a fifth title but his closest rival will be Red Bull's Max Verstappen, not Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.Fernando Alonso is due some luck - it's coming up for five years, believe it or not, since he won a grand prix. So that Authentic Michael Grabner Jersey duck will end this year with McLaren-Renault - and he will win Le Mans with Toyota. Ferrari will win some races - but team boss Maurizio Arrivabene will leave/be sacked at the end of the season.This will be Kimi Raikkonen's last season in Formula 1 - he will be replaced at Ferrari in 2019 by Charles Leclerc, who is making his debut this season with Sauber. And Daniel Ricciardo will leave Red Bull at the end of the year to become Hamilton's new team-mate at Mercedes.

Jose Mourinho claims Paul Scholes is jealous of Paul Pogba's wealth

Jose Mourinho hit out at former Manchester United player Paul Scholes for his criticism of Paul Pogba after the midfielder’s match-winning display agianst Everton on New Year’s Day. Youth Replica Majestic Nolan Ryan Grey Road Jersey - #34 MLB Houston Astros Cool BasePogba was instrumental for United as they ended a run of three consecutive draws with a 2-0 victory at Goodison Park, with the midfielder setting up both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard’s goals. The Frenchman was criticised by Scholes for his performance in Saturday’s goalless draw against Southampton, with the United great accusing Pogba of “strolling through games”.Mourinho defended his player in his post-match press conference following the win over Everton and claimed that though he respects Scholes as a “phenomenal” player, he does not have time for his punditry. “I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise. I don't think he comments, I think he criticises, which is a different thing,” the United manager said. “Not every one of us has to be phenomenal like he was as a player. That does not mean that we all have to be phenomenal. “Paul [Pogba] tries to do his best all the time. Sometimes he Joe Morgan Jersey plays very well, sometimes he plays well, sometimes he doesn't play Brayden Point Authentic Jersey so well. It's not Paul's fault that he made much more money than Paul Scholes. It's just the way football is. “I think Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit. I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player that gave so much to the club that I am proud to represent."Mourinho went on to challenge Scholes to be as successful as himself in management, claiming the retired midfielder would be happy to achieve a quarter of what he has achieved as a coach. “If Paul [Scholes] one day decides to be a manager I wish that he can be 25 per cent as successful as myself. 50 per cent of that is 12.5 silverware, 25 per cent is around 6. If he's 25 per cent, he'll be quite happy. “In my mind, Paul Scholes is a phenomenal player. One of the best I've ever seen playing in midfield. He gave so much to my club that I can only thank him for that. The prestige of this club is based on people like him, so successful here. "Regarding criticism from former United players in general, Mourinho said: “I think they would love to be here. They would love to be at the club and that's a problem I cannot resolve.” Cheap NFL Jerseys Usa Basketball Jerseys Custom Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NBA Jerseys

Jimmy Garoppolo dramatically altered 49ers' draft position

It wasn't that long ago that every projection for the 2018 NFL draft had the San Francisco 49ers picking near the top. If they weren't going to land the No. 1 overall choice (they weren't, as Cleveland has never budged), they were in prime position to have the No. 2 selection for the second consecutive year. Reebok NHL Men's Chris Stewart Green Third Authentic Jersey - #7 Minnesota WildEven optimistic projections that the Niners would win a few games over the course of the season left them with, at worst, a top-five pick. In fact, ESPN's Football Power Index at one point pegged the 49ers with a 95 percent chance to finish with a top-five pick. Men's Replica Majestic Nolan Ryan Navy Blue Alternate Jersey - #34 MLB Houston Astros Cool BaseThen Jimmy Garoppolo happened. Since installing Garoppolo as the starting Authentic Travis Benjamin Jersey quarterback before the Dec. 3 game against the Chicago Bears, the Niners have looked and played like a completely different team. San Francisco is the only team in the league to go 4-0 during the past month with wins against Chicago, Houston and AFC playoff contenders Tennessee and Jacksonville. With each passing week, the Niners' potential draft position has dropped while their Q rating has increased. A franchise that was once all but certain to pick in the top five now sits at No. 8 were the NFL draft to take place today. Crazy as it sounds, it's not out of the question the 49ers could fall out of the top 10 altogether with a win this week against the Los Angeles Rams. On the surface, winning so-called meaningless games at the end of the season looks like a disappointing development for a team that still has pressing needs at some of the game's most important positions: edge rusher, cornerback and wide receiver. But the Niners find themselves in uncharted territory. Most teams hoping for top picks in the draft are hoping for them because they need a quarterback. The 49ers are in the unique position of having landed Nolan Cromwell Womens Jersey a potential franchise quarterback in the middle of the season. That has essentially never happened in the NFL, and it dramatically alters the organization's outlook on the draft. Even before Garoppolo began his recent run, general manager John Lynch was already acknowledging the Niners had stopped studying this year's top quarterback prospects as closely as they once were. Sure, it would have been nice to have a top pick to auction off to a quarterback-needy team, but the Niners are getting something much more valuable Nat Moore Youth jersey with each Garoppolo win: confidence that their quarterback of the present and future is already in place. Having that knowledge and those wins means the Niners can move forward without having to change their approach, even if it has changed their draft position. "I feel the same now," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "I’m definitely enjoying things more right now. It’s always more nice to win, but the plans for us and the way we see the future and everything like that, nothing’s changed. Zay Jones Womens Jersey This is part of the process. We’ve got one more game left, then we’ll relax for just a little bit, and really looking forward to the offseason also.”

Jesse Lingard's stoppage-time strike denied Burnley a famous

Ashley Barnes fired the Clarets after three minutes when Johann Berg Gudmundsson's free-kick was not cleared, and Steven Defour made it 2-0 with a superb 30-yard free-kick into the top corner.Lingard came off the bench for the second half and quickly reduced the deficit with a clever back-heel finish from an Ashley Young cross. Women's Clay Buchholz Replica Pink Jersey: Majestic MLB #21 Philadelphia Phillies Fashion Cool Base United had 75% of possession after the break but struggled to turn their pressure into clear chances until the ball broke to Lingard on the edge of the area in the 91st minute, and he fired into the bottom corner.Lingard's goal was a dramatic end to a thrilling game but still represents two points dropped for United, who conceded a late equaliser against Leicester on Saturday. Mark Jackson Swingman White/Pink Women's Jersey: Indiana Pacers #13 Fashion Nike NBA Jose Mourinho's side are 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who play Newcastle on Wednesday.The United manager was unhappy with his side's defending for Burnley's first goal, but praised the way they recovered from going 2-0 down. "The boys do what they can," Mourinho said. "They are trying hard with the problems we have, with the injuries we have."I am not happy with the result, I was not happy with the result against Leicester, but I am happy with my players. No critics to my players." Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic started up front together Danny Amendola Jersey for the first time, but their partnership only lasted for 45 minutes before Mourinho decided he needed something different up front. It Womens Ozzie Smith Jersey Ibrahimovic's first Premier League start of the season and, although he scored his first goal of the campaign in last week's Carabao Cup defeat by Bristol City, he looks Womens Taylor Decker Jersey well short of his best form after returning from a serious knee ligament injury. The 36-year-old also lacks pace, something that Lingard injected into the United attack when he was brought on at half-time.Lukaku's performance was just as underwhelming, however. He managed only effort at goal - a header from near the penalty spot that ended up a long way off target. The Belgian was kept quiet by the Burnley defence throughout and, if not for Lingard's two moments of magic, the result would Ozzie Smith Youth jersey have been even more damaging for United.Lingard scored twice but would have been off the mark earlier if not for a wonderful save from Nick Pope, who denied him from point-blank range before the ball bounced to safety off the crossbar. Burnley came within minutes of their first win at Old Trafford since 1962, but still left with a point and immense credit.This was a backs-against-the-wall performance that at times was reminiscent of the 0-0 draw they earned in the same fixture last season, when United had 37 shots without scoring.

PV Sindhu leads Chennai Smashers to win

PV Sindhu put up a gritty performance on Wednesday to come back from behind against world No. 11 Beiwen Zhang of USA to eke out a 4-3 win for Chennai Smashers in their Premier Badminton League (PBL) tie against Mumbai Rockets in Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi. Men's Allen Iverson Authentic Light Blue Adidas Jersey: NBA Memphis Grizzlies #3 AlternateHowever, the Indian world No.2 bounced right back and put all her smashing prowess on display in the Womens Rod Langway Jersey second game. Zhang also began to look a bit tired by the second half of the second game and eventually surrendered to Sindhu's power. Denver Broncos JerseysThe world No.2 continued with the same strategy in the third game and despite Zhang matching toe to toe Scott Hartnell Jersey initially, she failed pose any real threat to Sindhu.Earlier, Sameer Verma had a heartbreak against Chennai's Brice Leverdez as the Indian lost 14-15, 15-10, 14-15, which got the Smashers to a 1-1 tie with Mumbai. Sameer won the first point of the match and his net drops troubled Leverdez from the outset, which helped the Indian go into the break with an 8-6 lead.However, Leverdez came back hard despite being 10-14 down and levelled the game at 14-14.With the factor of sudden death, Leverdez clinched the decisive last point to win the game 15-14. Sameer made a strong comeback in the second game with his deceptive shots and started to play Leverdez at the back which started giving him spaces to attack.With the right strategy and implementation, Sameer raced to a 13-9 and it was only a matter of time from there and Sameer took the second game to force the match into the decider. The third game turned out to be equally interesting with both Sameer and Leverdez staying neck-and-neck.Leverdez found his stride in the right moment and raced to a 13-10 lead, only for Sameer to hit a wonderful patch, where he levelled the game Theoren Fleury Jersey 14-14.However, Leverdez dictated the pace of the final rally and Sameer hit the net to lose the match. The first match of the tie had gone to Mumbai's favour when Lee Yong Dae and Tan Boon Josh Doctson Womens Jersey Heong crushed B Sumeeth Reddy and Lee Yang 15-9, 15-6Former world No.1 Son Wan Ho brought Mumbai Rockets right back into the tie in a dominating fashion, pulling off a commanding 15-11, 15-5 win over Tanongsak Saesomboonsuk in Mumbai's Trump match. With two points at stake, Son Wan Ho brought his A game to the table and Tanongsak had no answers to him.Son Wan Ho, who is essentially a defensive player, began on an attacking note and maintained his momentum and tempo throughout the match. Arjun and Stoeva, thereafter, put Gabriela in some tough spots and managed four points back, before the Adcocks lead 8-4 at the break.Despite some excellent fight from Mumbai, Chris and Gabrielle handed Chennai their first win of the season with 15-9 win in the final game.

Why Jerwin Ancajas is uncomfortable hearing Pacquiao comparisons

World champion Jerwin Ancajas is flattered being compared to Manny Pacquiao.But he also feels uneasy, because he believes he still has a long way to go before he could reach Pacquiao’s level.His coach and manager, Joven Jimenez, said Ancajas laughed off being called “the next Manny Pacquiao.” “Sabi nga ni Jerwin, 'Anu ba iyan, medyo malayo pa tayo,’” said Jimenez. “Medyo nahihiya kami kasi feeling namin malayo pa si sir Manny. Pero masaya kami at least nakukumpara kami kay sir Manny.”Ancajas is being promoted by Pacquiao’s outfit, MP Promotions. The current world junior Mike Iupati Youth jersey bantamweight champion is now also being co-promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc., which arranged Ancajas’ upcoming US debut on February 3 against Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez. Women's Nike Team USA #3 Cam Fowler Premier White Home 2014 Olympic Hockey Jersey Arum previously said he could see the similarities between Pacquiao and Ancajas. “I have had the opportunity to be ringside for Jerwin’s fights in Australia and in Macau and I see a lot of similarities to his co-promoter Manny Pacquiao,” Arum said.“Jerwin has a killer instinct inside the ring and he is a great finisher. Just look at his record. Jerwin has only gone the distance once in his last 14 fights.” a fight coming up, Jimenez said they are making sure that Ancajas won’t gain too much weight this holiday season.“Sa ngayon 'di pa naman siya hirap sa pag-maintain ng timbang,” said Jimenez. “Nasa 132 pounds lang siya.” He added that Ancajas is a disciplined fighter who won’t have problems making the 115-pound limit.“Sa January pa kami magsisimulang magbawas ng timbang. Pero hindi na rin siya masyadong nakain para 'di masyadong bumigat,” said the coach. How Rathburn acquired the fetuses and what he intended to do with them is unclear. Rathburn’s lawyers did not respond to requests for comment, and neither the indictment nor other documents made public in his case mention the fetuses. “This needs to be reviewed,” said US Representative Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee who recently chaired a special US House committee on the use of fetal tissue.Blackburn recoiled when a Vlade Divac Womens Jersey Reuters reporter showed her some of the photographs, taken by government officials involved in the raid. In 4 of the photos, a crime scene investigator in a hazmat suit uses forceps to lift a different fetus from the brownish liquid. In three other photos, a marker that includes a government evidence identification number lies beside a fetus. Cheap NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Discount NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China

In 2018, healthy Texans, Deshaun Watson can compete with AFC elite

In their Christmas Day Womens Xavier Su'a-Filo Jerseyblowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Houston Texans got an up-close look at one of the AFC’s best teams. Women's Nike Baltimore Ravens #37 Javorius Allen White Vapor Untouchable Elite Player NFL JerseyAlthough the Texans sit at 4-11 after their 34-6 defeat with one game remaining in the 2017 season, it’s not out of the question that Houston will be able to compete with those elite teams in 2018. Yes, the Texans have struggled this year, but the team has had to deal with an extensive list of season-ending injuries: rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson (torn ACL), defensive end J.J. Watt, outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, rookie running back D’Onta Foreman (torn Achilles) and tight ends C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) and Ryan Griffin.No. 2 receiver Will Fuller even missed seven weeks, first with a broken collarbone and then with a cracked rib. The Texans won the AFC South in 2015 and '16 by leaning on their defense and overcoming poor quarterback play. In those two seasons, Houston started six quarterbacks: Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates, Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage. Last season, Osweiler was unable to consistently throw the ball down the field, and the offense struggled. That forced the Texans to take action, trading their 2018 first-round draft pick to move up and pick Watson, who looks like the team's long-term answer at quarterback. In the seven games Watson started in 2017, the Texans’ offense was one of the best in the NFL. With the rookie under center, Houston scored more than 30 points in five straight games, a franchise record. That offense should look even better next season Authentic Yasmani Grandal Jersey with the return of a healthy Watson and Fuller Jerami Grant Jersey staying healthy for a full season, something he hasn't been able to do through his first two campaigns. The Texans have one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in DeAndre Hopkins, who leads the NFL with 13 receiving touchdowns. He has done that playing with four quarterbacks this season -- Savage, Watson, Yates and Taylor -- and 11 in his career. At 4-11, the Texans will sit at home this January for the first time since 2014 season, but the team is optimistic that this season is an aberration. With a healthy team next season, Houston is confident it will be battling the likes of the Steelers, New England Patriots or Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC in 2018.