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Houston Texans News: October 17, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 17, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Steelers Could Show Youthful Look Against Houston Texans " CBS Pittsburgh
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hinted to some lineup changes this week as the Steelers are now 3-3 and hosting the Texans Monday night. Tomlin said "we’re going to turn over all the stones to produce more playmaking."

Jadeveon Clowney's status for MNF still iffy
Head coach Bill O'Brien spoke briefly about Jadeveon Clowney's readiness for Monday Night Football.

BWTB: O'Brien calls Texans "best crowd in NFL"
Head coach Bill O’Brien took a moment of his Friday press conference to show his appreciation for Texans fans and their contribution to Thursday night’s game against Indianapolis.

1-on-1 with Arian Foster: No surprises here
Arian Foster is putting up record numbers through Week 6, but it's what he expects of himself.

Around the League

Breaking Madden: Edge of Tom-orrow -
A quarterback sneak from inside your own one-yard line is a terrible idea. Let's do this hundreds of times.

Seasons of hope: The NFL's worst teams can get better by looking at the past -
The Raiders, Jaguars, Jets and Buccaneers have been the NFL's worst teams through six weeks, but by no means should be it a surprise if the suddenly become playoff contenders. It has happened before.

NFL offenses are getting worse -
And we owe it all to Kyle Orton ... and maybe a little to the Jaguars. Spike Factor runs the numbers through six weeks of the season.

Aaron Rodgers has a new weapon -
The Packers quarterback is already one of the best players in the league, and now he's got a new toy in an already scary surrounding cast.

Jimmy Iovine thrilled NFL banned Beats headphones -
Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has no problem with the NFL's ban on non-Bose headphones.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Report: Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis to join Astros staff - The Crawfish Boxes
A.J. Hinch's staff continues to take shape with the arrival of former third base coach Gary Pettis.

Why the Rockets will be the big winners of the NBA's new TV deal - The Dream Shake
The entire landscape of the NBA will change when the cap salary cap makes a monumental jump in the summer of 2016. This will arguably be the biggest change in the NBA since free agency began. Daryl Morey has been ready the whole time.

Texas looking to avoid letdown against Iowa State - Burnt Orange Nation
What the Horns can learn from the loss in 2010 and the escape in Ames in 2013, as well as how head coach Charlie Strong is coaching the team to avoid a poor effort.

Football Across the Big XII: Week 8 Preview - Viva The Matadors
Baylor and West Virginia win in last second thrillers, Oklahoma edges by Texas, Oklahoma State struggles with Kansas and Iowa State wins it's finally out of conference game. Plus a look into Week 8

Know Thy Enemy: Q&A with Cowboys Ride For Free - Frogs O' War
How does TCU respond to a gut-wrenching loss to Baylor? What can we expect from a feisty Pokes team? We sat down with SBNation's Oklahoma State blog, 'Cowboys Ride For Free' to find out...

Baylor vs. West Virginia Advanced Stats Preview - Our Daily Bears
What FEI and S&P+ say about this Saturday's game between the Baylor Bears and the West Virginia Mountaineers.