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Houston Texans News: December 16, 2013

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 16, 2013.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts
NFL Football Recap: Final statistics from the Houston vs. Indianapolis game played on December 15, 2013.

Rookie TE Griffin gets feet wet
There were a few positives in the Texans’ franchise-record 12th consecutive loss Sunday. Rookie Ryan Griffin was one.

Luck’s performance shows why the Texans and Colts are worlds apart
The Texans are still searching for the answer to Matt Schaub's 2013 collapse and the quarterback who will permanently replace him in 2014.

At 0-8, QB is not peachy Keenum
The storybook has been burned. Case Keenum knows it.

Case Keenum's study isn't translating to success
INDIANAPOLIS -- As soon as the play was over, Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum knew his mistake. It didn't take a conversation with teammates...

Vance Joseph gets first shot at play calling
INDIANAPOLIS -- With Wade Phillips taking over as interim head coach, the Texans defensive coordinator handed over defensive play-calling duties...

Around the League

Cowboys 36 Packers 37 Final Score: Dallas Passes On Opportunity To Lead East - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys passed at every opportunity, including the one to put away the Packers.

Packers vs. Cowboys: Final Score 37-36 as Green Bay Completes Epic Comeback - Acme Packing Company

The Packers fought back after a disastrous first half which saw them down 26-3 at halftime, and somehow completed a comeback win that kept their playoff hopes alive.

Patriots vs Dolphins recap: Miami goes toe-to-toe with New England and comes out on top - The Phinsider

The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots by a final of 24-20 yesterday. The win keeps Miami's playoff hopes alive, as well as damages their AFC East rivals' attempt to gain control of the top spot in the conference's post season tournament.

Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-20. - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals were badly beaten in a 21-0 first quarter that eventually lead to a 30-20 loss in a game against an old opponent on national television. We expected anything different?

Bengals vs. Steelers final score: Pittsburgh explodes in first half, coasts to 30-20 win - Behind the Steel Curtain
Pittsburgh got a few big special teams plays in the first half, and hammered the Bengals physically to take the victory, splitting the season series with Cincinnati and improving to 6-8 on the season.

Chiefs-Raiders final score: Jamaal Charles goes crazy, scores 5 TDs in 56-31 victory - Arrowhead Pride
Jamaal Charles scored a whopping five touchdowns as the Chiefs beat the Raiders, 56-31.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

LIVE: TCB Top 30 Houston Astros 2013 Prospect Podcast Special - The Crawfish Boxes
Podcast counting down the Top 30 prospects in the Astros farm system.

Brian Ching: The Last Words - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo sent Brian Ching into retirement in style Friday night. Former teammates, opponents, and more came together and played his testimonial match to a 6-4 final, with Ching scoring five of the winning team's goals.

Houston Rockets Lose in Deflating Effort Against Kings, 106-91 - The Dream Shake
From wire-to-wire the Rockets had a difficult time generating productive stretches both offensively and defensively, falling to the Kings in a deflating effort.

Mack Brown's "unbelievable legacy" on display at resignation press conference - Burnt Orange Nation
If there were any hard feelings on the part of Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown following his resignation, they were not on display during a candidate, upbeat press conference on Sunday.

Potential candidates to replace Mack Brown at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
It's too early to have any definitive names for the Texas Longhorns head coaching search, but there are a number of potential candidates.

*FREE* Hot List for Longhorns' Next Coach - Good Bull Hunting
We've obtained information that allowed us to compile a list of candidates for the next head coach at Texas.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - In a game chock full of things to disappoint #Texans fans, what was the most disturbing thing to you in today's loss to the #Colts? #TTTQ