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Geno Smith: It's Still 'My Team'

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets drafted quarterback Geno Smith two years ago and could be drafting another quarterback this week. But Smith, who has struggled during his two seasons in New York, is confident moving into the summer that he'll still be the one calling the plays.

"You have to expect anything, but going out there I believe this is my team," Smith said Wednesday. "I go out there and I work hard and try to lead the guys the best way that I can. I’m not going to sit here and talk about it. I want to lead this team the right way and I want to continue to get better as a player."

Smith is already anticipating a potential quarterback battle after the Jets added veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in March.

Smith doesn't mind if the Jets go ahead and draft another quarterback after the organization met with all the top quarterbacks in this year's draft.

"There’s always other guys. That’s the nature of the business," Smith said. "There’s always going to be competition. I’ve always welcomed it and I still do."

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Report: Jets Acquire QB Ryan Fitzpatrick From Texans

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets acquired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Houston Texans on Wednesday for a late-round conditional draft pick in 2016, according to ESPN.

Depending on how much playing time Fitzpatrick gets with the Jets, Houston will either receive a sixth-round or a seventh-round pick.

The 10-year NFL veteran became available when the Texans agreed to a contract with free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer and brought back Ryan Mallett.

Fitzpatrick is set to make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2015 season. In 96 regular-season games with the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Texans, he has passed for 19,273 yards with 123 touchdowns and 101 interceptions.

Fitzpatrick is expected to battle Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job with the Jets. 

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Colts Top Texans, Win AFC South

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes to help the Indianapolis Colts edge the Houston Texans 17-10 Sunday, clinching their second straight AFC South title.

"This never gets old. This feeling never gets old," said Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, who has made the playoffs in 12 of his 14 NFL seasons. "At training camp we made some goals. Taking care of the division was our first goal so we were able to check that one off."

Luck finished the day 18 of 24 for 187 yards, with one interception.

The Texans (7-7) lost quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter. He suffered a left leg injury after he was hit while trying to scramble. He had to be carted off the field.

Rookie Tom Savage took Fitzpatrick's place, completing 10 of 19 passes for 127 yards, with two turnovers.

The Colts (10-4) have won four straight.

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Texans Dominate Titans

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(HOUSTON, Tx.) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick returned as the starting quarterback for the Texans Sunday, when Houston hosted the Tennessee Titans.

He took out his frustrations of being benched on the Titans, as he threw for six touchdowns in the Texans' 45-21 victory. Fitzpatrick finished the day completing 24 of 33 passes for 358 yards. 

"I didn't know if I'd ever have a chance to play again," Fitzpatrick said. "It was eye-opening for me not to take it for granted and to embrace it."

Fitzpatrick had been benched for poor performance two weeks ago in favor of Ryan Mallett. He returned to the starting lineup after Mallett was placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle. 

DeAndre Hopkins was his prime target as he reeled in nine catches for 238 yards and two touchdowns. 

Another touchdown pass went to defensive end J.J. Watt.  Watt now has five touchdowns on the season. This was his third receiving score on the season to go with two defensive touchdowns (one fumble return, one interception return).

The Texans move to 6-6 and travel to face the Jaguars next weekend.

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Mallett Takes Over as Texans' Starting QB

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Ryan Mallett will finally get a chance to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

The 26-year-old was named the Houston Texans' starting quarterback for the team's game on Nov. 16 against the Cleveland Browns.

It will be the first start of Mallett's NFL career, which began when he was selected with the 74th overall pick of the 2011 draft by the New England Patriots.

"It's been four years. It didn't seem like it," Mallett said when talking about if he would ever get a chance to start at quarterback. "I was starting to question if I'll ever get a shot. Well, now I've got a shot. We'll see what I do with it."

Mallet takes over for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has thrown for 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. The decision was announced Wednesday by head coach Bill O'Brien.

"Watching Ryan (Mallett) in practice every day, I believe it's gotten better and better," O'Brien said. "His huddle command, his knowledge of the offense, he's been in this system for four years ... I think he's made a lot of progress whereas he's never played in a game or hasn't had many reps in a game. We're going to give him his shot to play."

After spending three seasons as Tom Brady's backup in New England, Mallett was traded to the Texans in September. The trade reunited Mallett with O'Brien, who served as the Patriots offensive coordinator in 2011.

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Colts Hold Off Texans, Win 4th Straight

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Andrew Luck threw for three touchdowns to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 33-28 win over the Houston Texans Thursday night.

The Colts (4-2) offense was on fire from the get-go, scoring on its first four offensive drives.

"We realized with the recent history of Thursday night games, teams who are going on the road are struggling, and we didn't want to do that," Luck said. "We were lucky enough to get off on that fast start. It takes focus, and you almost have to trick yourself into it."

Luck finishes the game completing 25 of 44 passes for 370 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a fumble.

T.Y. Hilton caught nine balls for a career-high 223 yards and a touchdown in the win.

The Texans (3-3) attempted to make a late comeback. Defensive end J.J. Watt recovered a Luck fumble and ran it 45 yards for a touchdown to cut the Colts lead to five with 10:46 remaining in the game. With the score the same and two minutes to play Houston had the ball on its own 21 yard line, but quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was stripped by Bjoern Werner and D'Qwell Jackson recovered the ball to seal the game for the Colts.

Arian Foster ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, as Indianapolis takes over sole possession of first place in the AFC South.

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Victor Cruz Scores First Touchdown at MetLife, Giants Beat Texans

NFL via Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New York Giants earned their first win of the season, defeating the Houston Texans 30-17 on Sunday.

The Giants took advantage of three Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions and methodically moved the ball against the Texans all day.

Eli Manning returned to form, throwing for 234 yards and two touchdowns. 

Victor Cruz capitalized on the Texans defense, hauling in five passes, including a 61-yard reception and his first touchdown at MetLife Stadium, which gave the Giants a 7-0 lead in the second quarter.

Despite the stifling front seven of the Texans, led by J.J. Watt, Giants running back Rashad Jennings gashed Houston all day, running for 176 yards and a touchdown.

New York has a quick turnaround as they travel to face their division rival Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Named Texans' Starting QB

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the team's starting quarterback Tuesday morning.

Fitzpatrick signed with the Texans this offseason as a free agent. The 31-year-old played with the Tennessee Titans last season, starting nine games and throwing for 2,454 yards, 12 interceptions, and 14 touchdowns.

"Personally for me, this is kind of where I wanted to be," Fitzpatrick said when talking about being named the starter. "I wanted another shot at it. I wanted another chance to be the guy. This is about so much more than me, in terms of all the different things we're trying to do."

The 6-foot 2, 223-pound Fitzpatrick has been in the NFL since 2005. During that time he started 77 games for four teams, compiling a 27-49-1 record, while completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 16,790 yards, 93 interceptions, and 106 touchdowns.

According to ESPN, Houston released quarterback T.J. Yates.

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Colts Edge Titans 30-27

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NASHVILLE) --  Andrew Luck and Donald Brown combined to rush for three touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts rallied from a 14-point deficit to edge the Tennessee Titans 30-27 on Thursday night.

The Colts (7-3) have been outscored 35-0 in the first quarters of their last three games.  They were able to put together a strong second half to ensure they would not suffer a second straight loss.

"At the end of the day winning is what matters," Luck said after throwing for 232 yards in the win.  "We were fortunate in this game to survive our mistakes and have a chance to win....But we know that's got to be fixed."

Tight end Coby Fleener caught a career-high eight passes for 107 yards to help the Colts rebound from a 38-8 home loss to the Rams last week.

Chris Johnson rushed for 86 yards and two scores, but the Titans (4-6) lost for the fifth time in six games.

"We've got to find that winning formula, whatever it is," Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "We have to find a way to pull these games out at the end. It's a tough locker room in there right now. That's two in a row that kind of slipped away from us. Two big ones, two costly ones for us."

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Titans Place QB Jake Locker on I-R

BananaStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season after suffering a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, during Sunday’s 29-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tennessee made the move official on Tuesday, placing the third-year veteran on injured reserve.

In seven games this season, Locker was 111 of 183 passing attempts for 1,256 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed for 155 yards and two TD’s on 24 carries.

The Titans will now turn to backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom the club signed in March. In two starts this season, Tennessee lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks.

To take Locker’s place on the roster, the Titans promoted wide receiver Devon Wylie from the practice squad.

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