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Houston Texans News: November 18, 2013

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, November 18, 2013.

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Houston Texans News

Quarterback shuffle draws ire from fans
Case Keenum was surprised. So was Matt Schaub. Reliant Stadium fans were stunned. Gary Kubiak thought everything about his shocking move made sense.

Houston Texans should not have benched Case Keenum
The way you look at the Houston Texans' handling of their quarterback situation in a 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders depends on your personal views.

Rookie receiver Hopkins benched due to early mental mistakes
The Texans’ season hasn’t gone like it was supposed to.The same for DeAndre Hopkins’ week.

Schaub, Johnson tiff blamed purely on heat-of-the-moment emotions
Last week at Arizona, the Texans’ united front in the face of mostly self-inflicted adversity finally began to fray around the edges. But that occurred behind closed doors, with only a smattering of media witnesses. On Sunday, when this lost season reached its nadir – until further notice, anyway – the inevitable great unraveling happened on the Reliant Stadium sideline for all to see.

RTC: On Texans fans booing
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says fans have the right to boo. They're as frustrated as the team.

On Texans: Ticket price includes option to boo
In 34 years of covering the NFL, I've never seen an offense have to use a silent count at home because fans were booing so loudly.

Around the League

Raiders vs Texans final score: Matt McGloin wins debut, Raiders hang on 28-23 - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders jumped out the gates in this game to a 14-0 lead thanks in large part to a couple of big defensive plays. Those two plays put the Raiders inside the Texans' 20-yard line where Matt...

Broncos 27, Chiefs 17 final: Broncos defeat the undefeated in primetime - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos won. It wasn't flashy, it wasn't sexy, it lacked the huge plays or big plays off turnovers, it didn't even have a lead change - the Broncos just won.

Final Score: Chicago Bears beat Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in overtime - Windy City Gridiron
A quick recap of the Chicago Bears vs Baltimore Ravens contest.

Eagles-Redskins Final Score: Philadelphia holds on for a HOME WIN over Washington, 24-16 - Bleeding Green Nation

Trent Williams Accuses Ref of Cursing at Him - Hogs Haven
Teammate corroborates Williams's story

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rockets end the Nuggets' winning streak, Asik watches from home - The Dream Shake
The age of the Nuggets whomping the Rockets has finally ended.

No Rest for the Weary: Boniek Garcia and the International "Break" - Dynamo Theory
With the MLS playoffs put on hold for two weeks, this was supposed to be a period of rest for the Houston Dynamo. However, for the Honduran playmaker Oscar Boniek Garcia, there will be little time for rest, as he's been called to national team duty.

Why Texas got exposed against Oklahoma State - Burnt Orange Nation
Many of the areas for improvement that Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown mentioned several weeks surfaced as weaknesses once again on Saturday against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Unleash Tyrone Swoopes: Now is the time. - Burnt Orange Nation
We fired off the first shot in Fort Worth, a few more rounds at DKR, but now it's time to empty the clip and see what we have in Tyrone Swoopes.

Post Game Thoughts | Baylor Bears 63, Texas Tech Red Raiders 34 - Viva The Matadors
Baylor rolls Texas Tech, and Viva The Matadors isn't blaming anyone any more, we're going to fix it.

Baylor Ranked #4 in Latest BCS Rankings - Our Daily Bears
Another week, another program high for the Baylor Bears in the BCS rankings. At this point, all that stands between Baylor and the National Championship game is a loss by Alabama/FSU and time.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - If you're Bob McNair, would you fire Gary Kubiak tomorrow? Or wait until the end of the season?

Jaguars vs Texans coverage