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Houston Texans News: October 15, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Opponents exploit Texans' wayward defensive pressure - Houston Chronicle
What began as a drip has become a deluge in the Texans' secondary.

Houston Texans weekly film study - ESPN
This weekly look at Houston Texans film touches on the Texans' propensity to give up big plays, something that cost them against the Colts.

Steve McLendon injury: Steelers' nose tackle out for Week 7 vs. Texans - Behind the Steel Curtain
The path is cleared for rookie Dan McCullers to bowl his way onto the field. And from there, who knows? The starting lineup? The White House?

Texans rank 19th in ESPN Power Rankings - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Through the course of this season's NFL Power Rankings, the Texans have moved around quite a bit. A 3-1 start helped them rise all the way to 13th, but...

Around the League

Breaking Madden Roster Cuts: Fryin' bologna with a light bulb - SBNation.com
Did you make it into Breaking Madden? Well, goodness, I hope not. Here are the 21 people who have disgraced their way into Week 7's episode.

NFL power rankings, Week 7: Cowboys charging toward the top - SBNation.com
The Cowboys are riding DeMarco Murray and Jerry Jones' custom party bus right up toward the top of this week's SUPER power rankings. [explosion sounds followed by electric guitars]

Ziggy Ansah is the Hoss of the Week - SBNation.com
The Lions defensive end is the proud new owner of Stephen White's Hoss of the Week award after shaking off a slow start to the season last Sunday against the Vikings.

The road to NFL success runs through the Rams - SBNation.com
You can tell a lot about an NFL franchise based on how many points it gives up against the St. Louis Rams.

DeMarco Murray is so good he's lapping the rest of the NFL - SBNation.com
This chart proves he's this season's best running back — by far.

NFLPA pushes for due process in personal conduct policy - SBNation.com
NFL, NFLPA met for four hours Tuesday to discuss potential changes to the personal conduct policy.

Doug Free out 3-4 weeks, Pat Angerer retires - SBNation.com
In other NFL news, the Cincinnati Bengals make a few interesting moves, including a workout with Terrelle Pryor.

Houston & Collegiate Sport

Report: Astros to hire Trey Hillman as bench coach - The Crawfish Boxes
A.J. Hinch's staff is beginning to take shape.

Rockets vs. Pelicans final score: Houston crumbles before Anthony Davis, New Orleans - The Dream Shake
There was too much Brow and now Howard or Harden, so this one was not close.

Assessing the Texas Longhorns true freshmen - Burnt Orange Nation
Which members of the last signing class have seen the field and which players could still help the Horns?

Kliff Kingsbury Should Channel His Inner Serbian - Viva The Matadors
At some point good luck and fortunate timing will have to catch up with Kingsbury's hard work and intensity. In the meantime, perhaps it'd be wise to go a little "Serbian," just like his role-model so often does.

UPDATE: We Seem to Have Made a Mistake - Frogs O' War
Earlier today, Frogs O' War received faulty information regarding TCU's quarterback Trevone Boykin.

Baylor Football Stats, Projections Through Week 7 - Our Daily Bears
Our weekly look at the stats and projections for Baylor, as well as the individual performances that are making Bears fans proud!

Lingering Questions Remain After 2nd Straight Loss for Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
After a second straight blow-out loss at the hands of an SEC West foe, this time at Kyle Field, many lingering questions remain as the team tries to prepare for a 2012 encore trip to Tuscaloosa.

Hook 'Em Harley - Barking Carnival
One less hand was raised in Dallas this weekend, and we are the worse for its absence. The Honorable Judge Harley Clark, creator of the Hook 'em Horns sign, has passed away at 78.