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Houston Texans News

Stunning three-minute collapse leads to Texans’ 30-23 loss to Steelers - Ultimate Texans
The Texans got off to their best start of the season in Pittsburgh Monday night, but then played what might have been the worst three minutes in their history as the Steelers exploded for 24 quick points at the end of the first half and coasted to a 30-23 victory at Heinz Field.

Steelers defeat Texans, 30-23 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Turnovers on defense and touchdowns on offense have been hard to come by for the Steelers this season.

Steelers Overcome Texans With 21 Points in 73 Seconds - NYTimes.com
Pittsburgh spotted Houston a 13-0 lead only to score 24 points in a frantic final 3 minutes 8 seconds of the first half.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt strives for greatness, dominance - ESPN
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt isn't just a freakishly talented athlete. In the pantheon of Houston sports, his popularity is approaching that of Hakeem Olajuwon, Earl Campbell and Nolan Ryan, writes Ashley Fox.

Brett Keisel's key plays turn J.J. Watt into 'the other No. 99' in Steelers' win - Pittsburgh Steelers Blog - ESPN
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers made a statement Monday night, pulling their season from the brink shortly after boos had rained down on them...

How the Houston Texans buried themselves in second quarter - ESPN
All it took was 92 disastrous seconds for the Houston Texans to go from comfortably ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers to behind for good in 30-23 loss.

Rapid Reaction: Houston Texans - ESPN
Rapid Reaction from the Houston Texans' 30-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

Monday Night Football schedule and results: Steelers bounce back to beat the Texans - SBNation.com
The Texans got off to a strong start, but Pittsburgh stormed back for a 30-23 win.

Around the League

MMBM Week 7: Peyton Manning is truly humbled - SBNation.com
Wellcome to the Monday Morning BM,, just a word of warning your probably not prepared to handle the strong football takes and barrelfire NFL truths that you never knew your Mondays were missing.

What happened Sunday in the NFL: Scores, highlights and 5 things to know from Week 7 - SBNation.com
It was another good week for horse-themed NFL teams, and a mixed bag overall some of our preseason favorites. Full scores, highlights and the important things to know from Week 7 await.

NFL.com: 'Maybe [the Atlanta Falcons] is the gig Nick Saban jumps at' - SBNation.com
Saban seems set at Alabama for the time being, but the Falcons might be smart to seek someone similar to him. Maybe someone like the coach at Florida State.

Brandon Marshall is not happy with the Chicago Bears - SBNation.com
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall called the team's record and its offensive production on Sunday "unacceptable."

Tom Brady calls Peyton Manning's record 'incredible' - SBNation.com
Tom Brady sent a congratulatory text message to Peyton Manning on Sunday night and spoke highly of the "incredible" record set by the Broncos QB.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The pitch clock is a good thing for the Astros and MLB - The Crawfish Boxes
CRPerry13 shares his opinion on why a pitch clock would be good for Major League Baseball.

McHale, Rockets want more from Troy Daniels, Jeremy Line 'takes sane approach' - Rocket Fuel - The Dream Shake
News and notes on the Rockets after Houston's win over Golden State in Hidalgo.

Texas Basketball 2014-15 Season Preview, Part 1: The Mailbag - Burnt Orange Nation
With the tip of the hoops season coming up in November, it's time to talk about what could be one of Rick Barnes' best teams at Texas.

Texas Tech Baseball Offseason Review - Viva The Matadors
It's been 4 months since we last saw Texas Tech Baseball, so what have they been up to? We take a look at their fall practice, recruiting efforts, and what we might see this Spring.

TCU's Josh Doctson Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week - Frogs O' War
The junior wide receiver hauled in seven catches for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdowns in the Horned Frogs' 42-9 victory over Oklahoma State.

Big 12 Comments On Officiating SNAFUs in Baylor-WVU Game - Our Daily Bears
The Big 12 Director of Officials, Walt Anderson, addressed the issues with the "review" of the "ineligible receiver downfield" penalty on Monday.

5 Major Problems Facing the Aggies - Good Bull Hunting
Defense, Offense and QB... fixing these should be a cinch.