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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, October 20, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Guide to the game: Players to watch and key questions for Texans-Steelers matchup - Ultimate Texans
Houston Chronicle's John McClain previews the Texans' Monday Night football game.

Know the enemy: Texans DE J.J. Watt - Pittsburgh Steelers Blog - ESPN
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers face the monumental task of stopping Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt on Monday night at Heinz Field.

Jadeveon Clowney "anxious" to play
Jadeveon Clowney is listed as questionable for Pittsburgh, but on Friday he said he's "anxious" to return to action.

Some Texans still believe in power of trash talking - Ultimate Texans
The Texans don’t talk as much as they used to. Coach Bill O’Brien’s team-first mantra has put the emphasis on "we," not "I" since offseason workouts began.

Monday Night Preview: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers | New Pittsburgh Courier
At 3-3, the Steelers are in a must win situation on Monday night as they enter a tough three game home stretch vs. the Houston Texans. Houston is a much improved team and has a very strong defense that is capable of disrupting the Steelers offense with ease.

Texans focus on limiting big plays at Pittsburgh | www.statesman.com
The Houston Texans are near the bottom of the league in yards allowed per game and have dropped two in a row entering Monday night’s meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

J.J. Watt’s Low-Watt Effect - WSJ
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is widely regarded as the best defensive player in football. But how well he performs Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers likely won’t determine the game’s outcome.

Around the League

Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre's all-time passing touchdown record - Mile High Report
Manning stands alone. In a sport where the team is bigger than the individual, The Broncos ultimate team player once again came through for the team.

Bears locker room gets heated after loss to Dolphins - SBNation.com
Brandon Marshall and Kyle Long were reportedly at the center of a charged locker room scene after the Bears lost another game in Chicago.

Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, according to report - SBNation.com
Amid two investigations, the Florida State quarterback will reportedly go pro after the season.

Giants vs. Cowboys final score: 3 things we learned from yet another Dallas win - SBNation.com
The Cowboys continue to roll behind DeMarco Murray and a surging defense. So what is Dallas' ceiling this season?

Rams fake out Seahawks for a punt return touchdown - SBNation.com
How'd they do that?

DeMarco Murray breaks NFL record with 7th straight 100-yard game - SBNation.com
Move over Jim Brown, Murray is on top of the record books.

Giants linebacker yells at Tony Romo 'I'm not the Mike!' - SBNation.com
Putting his recognition skills to the test.

Cleveland Browns opening eyes with the wide zone - SBNation.com
It's not a wild scenario to imagine a 6-2 Cleveland Browns team come November. Are you ready for this?

Larry Fitzgerald quietly rolling along - SBNation.com
The veteran wide receiver has the stats, but there's something else that makes him special, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros announce 2015 coaching staff - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch finalize coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Rockets best Warriors, 90-83 improve to 4-1 - The Dream Shake
Rockets headed to the RGV to take on the visiting Golden State Warriors in a weekend preseason match up.

Final Score: Texas Defeats Iowa State 48-45 - Burnt Orange Nation
This... is your celebration thread.

Review of Texas Tech Basketball's Showtime Event - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech gave us a sneak peak into next season with Showtime this past Friday. There was performances, a 3-point Contest, Dunk Contest and Scrimmages from both the men's and women's team. Here's what went down.

Three Up, Three Down - OSU - Frogs O' War
The Cowboys got a less than warm welcome to Fort Worth on Saturday; which members of the greeting party were oh so cruel, and which were a little too kind?Three Up, Three Down - OSU - Frogs O' War

The Cowboys got a less than warm welcome to Fort Worth on Saturday; which members of the greeting party were oh so cruel, and which were a little too kind?

Site Announcement on Recruiting and the Future of OurDailyBears - Our Daily Bears
Let's talk about how to continue building ODB into the best Baylor site on the web.

POST GAME THOUGHTS: A&M at ALABAMA - Good Bull Hunting
welp.

Shooting From the Hip - Texas 48, Iowa State 45 - Barking Carnival
Ol' Heart-Stoppingly Terrifying is better than Ol' Nothin.