The Texans have dropped a franchise-worst 10 consecutive contests.
Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
Teddy Bridgewater was probably trying to find a good realtor in Northeast Florida for months but all of a sudden the Louisville star and projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has to expand his search to South Texas.
After starting the season 0-8, first-year coach Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars have won three of four games. Meanwhile, the Houston Texans, who won back-to-back AFC South crowns in 2011 and 2012, have dropped a franchise-worst 10 consecutive contests after a promising 2-0 beginning.
Both teams remain in play for Bridgewater and some of the other top talent expected to be available in May's selection process but all of a sudden the Texans are looking up at the Jags in the standings as the team's prepare to meet in the Sunshine State on "Thursday Night Football."
Missing the mark on Tomlin
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made a mistake on Thanksgiving night, one that cost him $100,000 and the possible forfeiture of a draft choice.
Tomlin, one of three coaches on the NFL's nine-member competition committee, called his actions on Jacoby Jones' 73-yard kickoff return on Turkey Day "a blunder," and had no problem taking responsibility for them.
"As head coaches, we're held to higher standards of conduct, and that blunder fell woefully short and in that vein I accept the repercussions of a blunder of that nature," Tomlin said on Tuesday. "I embrace it. With my position comes preserving the integrity of the game of football."