Mario Williams

Mario Williams Injury Hurts Texans in AFC South Race

Houston loses its top pass rusher for the season.
<p> The Texans have lost top pass rusher Mario Williams for the season.</p>

Last week, it was the best player on offense. This week, the Houston Texans’ best defender went down with an injury.

Aaron Rodgers Scores Six Touchdowns

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers headlines the NFL's top performers from Week 4.
<p> Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and Bears running back Matt Forte headline the NFL's top performers from Week 4.</p>

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers

Five NFL Teams That Improved and Five That Got Worse

Here's five NFL teams that will take a step forward this year, and five that will take a step back.
<p> Here's five NFL teams that will take a step forward this year, and five that will take a step back.</p>

By RALPH VACCHIANO

No one has ever won an NFL championship in the spring and summer, and no one has ever lost one either. That’s not for lack of trying, of course.

Just ask the “Dream Team” in Philadelphia, or any of the up-and-comers pumping up their chests and thinking about a Super Bowl run. There are probably 32 teams thinking that way at the moment, even though a few of them are clearly braced for a fall.

Houston Texans 2011 NFL Team Preview

An in-depth look at the Texans' offense, defense and special teams this year.
<p> An in-depth look at the Houston Texans' offense, defense and special teams in 2011.</p>

Gary Kubiak is in select company. It is very rare that a head coach who has only one winning season and no playoff appearances on his résumé is asked to return for a sixth season. In fact, Bart Starr of the Packers (1975-83) is the only other coach since the NFL-AFL merger to be so fortunate.

Even Kubiak thought 2010 was a “playoffs or bust” season. He was given a reprieve and a new defensive coordinator. What can he do with them?