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Skid leaves WR Johnson down on texans

HOUSTON — Texans WR Andre Johnson minced no words after his team lost its ninth straight, this time 13-6 to the 2-9 Jaguars.

When asked if Sunday's defeat made Houston the league's worst team, the veteran said, according to espn.com "I think our record shows it. Yeah, if you look at our record, yeah, we're the worst team."

He also didn't disagree with fans at Reliant Stadium who have been booing the team.

"They were booing us last week. They booed us before," said Johnson, a former college star at Miami. "I said it before, if we're not putting good stuff on the field, we ain't giving them nothing to cheer about. They booed. They should boo."

Dolphins saga: Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin will likely be interviewed a second time by NFL special investigator Ted Wells about the team's bullying scandal, the Associated Press reported. Martin, who alleges he was harassed by teammates, including suspended OL Richie Incognito, was interviewed by Wells on Nov. 15 in New York. Also, Wells plans to talk to former Dolphins OT Jake Long, now with the Rams.

Fan falls: Authorities say a woman jumped from the third level deck at the Raiders' game, about 45 feet, injuring herself and a man who tried to catch her. Both were rushed to the hospital.

Flex schedule: The Dec. 8 Panthers-Saints game will air in primetime on Ch. 8, replacing the Falcons-Packers game.

Broncos: Coach John Fox, who has been recuperating in Charlotte, N.C., since his heart surgery on Nov. 4, will return to Denver on Wednesday, the Denver Post reported. His timetable for returning to the sideline was still unclear.

Browns: WR Josh Gordon tied a team record with 14 receptions and set a club mark with 237 yards.

Giants: WR Hakeem Nicks (groin/abdominal) sat out after being listed as questionable; he had told reporters that he had expected to play despite limited practice.

Rams: CB Cortland Finnegan will have surgery next month because of blurred vision in his left eye.

Ravens: They have at least one sack in 22 straight games, tying a franchise record.

Vikings: They had their first tie since 1978 — also at Green Bay. It was the league's first tie since the Rams and 49ers ended 24-24 on Nov. 11, 2012.

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