Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson will not be suspended for his on-field brawl with Cortland Finnegan that took place this past Sunday. Many were expecting Roger Goodell to come down hard and suspend Johnson, but semi-surprisingly the Commish handed out fines instead.
That means the Texans will have their star receiver available for Thursday's game against Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. Houston is currently nine-point underdogs mainly because of its porous defense.
All is not hopeless for the Texans. They still have the NFL's top back this season and a talented offense that can hang with the Eagles. The Texans defense posted a shutout against Tennessee, but do not overreact because Rusty Smith was leading the opposing offense.
Nevertheless it is going to take an inspired performance from the defense to slow down Vick and the Eagles.
With that being said, here are some ways the Texans can pull off the upset and climb back into the playoff picture.