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Houston Texans News: October 28, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

O'Brien: 3 things the Texans MUST improve
Bill O'Brien listed three key areas the Texans have to get better over the second half of the season.

Texans’ Clowney on field for 32 plays in return vs. Titans - Ultimate Texans
The Texans said Jadeveon Clowney would be limited and only play on third downs against the Tennessee Titans.

O’Brien evaluates Texans at halfway point of season - Ultimate Texans
The Texans are 4-4 at the midway point of the season, and they host Philadelphia in the next game on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Texans report: Watt's razzing of Mettenberger draws mixed reaction - Houston Chronicle
Defensive end J.J. Watt received a lot of national attention after the 30-16 victory at Tennessee. After both of his sacks, he took fake selfies in a shot at rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger.

Texans rookies dress up for Halloween fun | FOX Sports
Texans rookies Jay Prosch, Alfred Blue, Andre Hal and Travis Labhart dress up for Halloween fun during the Cookies N Rookies kid's club event in Houston Monday.

BWTB: Texans vs. Titans snap counts
A break down of snap counts for every Texans player that took the field in Nashville.

Texans 30, Titans 16: 4 Winners, 4 Losers | Houston Press
Last week, on the post game show for the Texans' 30-23 Monday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, as we...

Around the League

Monday Night Football: Colt McCoy, Washington edge Cowboys for overtime win -
The Cowboys win streak stopped at six on Monday Night Football, as Tony Romo re-injured his back and missed part of the second half. He returned but didn't have enough to prevent an overtime loss to rival Washington.

What happened Sunday in the NFL: Scores, highlights and key takeaways from Week 8 -
The Seahawks survived on the road ... barely. The Steelers impressed while the Cardinals and Eagles went back-and-forth in a wild contest that could be a playoff preview.

Jerry Jones rushes to Cowboys sideline to deliver Tony Romo injury update -
You don't often see an NFL owner shuttle from the suite level to the locker room to his head coach on the sideline.

Earl Thomas says Russell Wilson 'not black enough' story is 'insult to our race' -
The safety took offense to rumors that some in the Seahawks locker room didn't think their quarterback was "black enough."

Report: Julius and Demaryius Thomas turned down lucrative contract offers - Mile High Report
Mike Klis is reporting that both Thomases have turned down contract offers by the Broncos.

Gerald McCoy contract: Buccaneers and All-Pro McCoy agree to long-term extension - Bucs Nation
The "face of the franchise" will remain in Tampa for a very long time.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros quick hits: What the Charlie Gonzalez hiring could mean - The Crawfish Boxes
A few thoughts on the front office's processes

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets open the season tonight in Los Angeles when they take on the Lakers at Staples. Check out The Dream Shake's preview for the game.

Texas Longhorns facing difficult path to bowl eligibility - Burnt Orange Nation
Can the Longhorns win three out of the final four games to reach six wins?

Texas Tech's Redzone Offense - Viva The Matadors
Discussing Texas Tech's redzone issues, in particular, is Davis Webb regressing from 2013 to 2014 in the redzone or getting better?

By the Numbers - Texas Tech - Frogs O' War
Oh the numbers, so many numbers. A lot of crazy stats game out of TCU's big win Saturday - what were some of the best of the big win?

Tuesday DBR: Flinging Our Green And Gold Afar - Our Daily Bears
It's Homecoming Week!

The Upside Downside: Bye Week - Good Bull Hunting
This week's Upside Downside is mostly a reprieve from having to stretch to think of upsides.

Ten thoughts about the Texas Longhorns basketball roster - Barking Carnival
Who will get a piece of the playing time pie?